Talented students are celebrating outstanding A level success

Talented students at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College are celebrating outstanding A level success.

They helped our Coast Road campus-based college achieve an overall 97.5% pass rate – a full 1.3% above the national level.

And at AS level they also excelled, attaining a 90.7% pass rate, eclipsing the national level by over 6%.

At A level, 100% pass rates were achieved in 13 out of 16 subjects.

They are chemistry, English language, English literature, geography, physics, maths, further maths, art, craft and design, film studies, media studies, sociology, law and history.

Over 34% of courses were passed at A*-B high grade.

And at AS level Queen Alexandra saw a 100% pass rate in nine subjects.

That grade was reached in English language, English literature, physics, psychology, further maths, core maths, art, craft and design, film studies and media studies, with 29% of grades at A*-B.

Joanne Chadwick, Head of Sixth Form, Business and Sport, said:

These are very satisfying results at both A level and AS level. The grades reflect the hard work and determination of our students and the dedication and commitment of our teaching teams to providing quality education. Our A level students have worked incredibly hard across their two years of study in what has at times been a very challenging learning environment. There have been some outstanding results and the future looks bright for those progressing to university, other learning and education programmes, or into employment. I am delighted for all those who have gained the grades they needed to take their next steps. Queen Alexandra’s AS level learners have also shown a strong willingness to learn, and are also well positioned to excel in their second year of study. I must also thank our tremendous lecturers whose commitment to their students and desire to support them to succeed has been outstanding. I’m pleased that Queen Alexandra is also expanding its AS level programme from September with the addition of four new courses.

Learners who made the grade included Saad Bakr, Aisha Kasim, Jack Daglish and Jack Maitland, all 18.

Saad, from Percy Main, who plans to study medicine after attaining A grades in biology, chemistry, maths and physics, said:

I worked hard across my two years of studying, but I also had excellent support from my teachers. I was quite relaxed last night about getting my results, and I’m extremely pleased that I’ve done so well.

Aisha, from North Shields, will study law at Nottingham Trent University after attaining a B grade in law and C grades in business and psychology. She said:

I’m very happy with the results in all my subjects. I feel I could have done a bit better but I am satisfied overall. The results have got me where I want to go to study next, and I’m really looking forward to university.

Jack Daglish, from Annitsford, plans to study law at Newcastle University after gaining an A* grade in sociology and A grades in business and law. He said:

I got the results that I needed, but I wasn’t sure I had done quite so well. After my exams, I thought I might get three Bs. I found my courses very challenging but I revised well and my results show the value of that extra study. I’m very happy with my grades, and I’m looking forward to studying law.

Jack Maitland, from North Shields, is hoping to start an internship after gaining an A grade in law and B grades in history and sociology. He said:

Doing my A levels at Queen Alexandra was fantastic and I’m delighted with my grades. The teachers were excellent and the facilities really good. Overall, I’m extremely happy with how well I did. Doing my A levels was a great challenge, I’m very pleased I’ve done so well.

In September, Queen Alexandra will add physical education, environmental science, classical civilisation and economics to its AS level programme. For more info on courses, click here.

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