September 21 2014 Latest news:
By Chris Bishop
Thursday, August 14, 2014
College of West Anglia students are celebrating a 100pc pass rate.
As young people gathered at the King’s Lynn campus, on Tennyson Avenue, to collect their envelopes, the college said it had an A2 (full A-Level) pass rate of 100pc - beating last year’s 98pc.
Neringa Chomanskyte, 19, is off to the UEA to study maths, after gaining an A, B and C.
“I am very pleased I’ve been waiting for months for today,” she said. “I really don’t know what to say it feels amazing to have got into uni.”
Amy Palmer, 18, is also on her way to UEA to study english literature, after achieving three A’s.
“My mind is just blank I hoped that I would get into uni but three A’s is just a complete shock,” she said.
Shaun Leeks, 18, is still hoping for a place studying computer science at UEA after getting two B’s and a D.
“I’m very happy with my results but not sure If I’ve got into UEA yet,” he said. “I am still struggling to get onto UCAS.”
Katie Johnson, 18, is off to Nottingham Trent to study psychology, after gaining two A’s and a B.
“I thought I would be up really early in excitement for my results but I had a lie in,” she said. “But I am so happy with my results they are better than I would of imagined and now just can’t wait for uni to begin.”
Charlotte Bowerman, 17, said: “I’ve got straight Bs in my first year which has put me in a good place for second year and hopefully for university.”
Some 81.3pc of students at the college achieved A*-C grades, up from last year’s 66pc. AS level pass rates were down from last year, at 78.3pc (81pc), while A*-C grades were up to 41pc (last 38pc).
Principal David Pomfret, said: “I am absolutely delighted with these A-level results and would like to congratulate our students and staff on their success.
“Not only did we achieve a 100pc pass rate in all subjects but the big increase in the percentage of students achieving the higher A*-C grades is fantastic news and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and staff alike.
“These results will also mean that a greater number of our students will be accepted into their first choice university or college.”