The college remains the most popular provider of academic post 16 education in the local area and almost 500 students in Year 13 achieved an impressive set of results.
21 subjects achieved 100% pass rate with 50 students chalking up the leading Grades of A* at A level and over 100 students achieving Distinction* in their vocational courses.
Overall there was a 2% increase in the number of students achieving the highest grades of A*-B. In A- level Mathematics, one quarter of all students either achieved an A* or A grade. We are very pleased to see a significant increase in the number of A-level students achieving high grades in Sociology, Government and Politics, Economics, Art & Design, Physics, Film Studies and Music Technology.
The Principal of the College, Tim Rogers, congratulated all the students and staff on their outstanding work over the last two years which has resulted in a very strong set of academic and vocational results. He added, “We are particularly pleased to see our students successfully meeting the challenge of the more rigorous linear qualifications. In subjects which have been examined for the first time under new specifications such as Film, Media and Maths, we have seen an increase in the number of students achieving top grades”.
The college’s vocational courses have performed equally well. In these qualifications, most students achieved high grades. In our recently launched Certificate of Financial Studies, 50% of students achieved a high grade whilst in the Diploma in Medical Science, 60% achieve the top grades.
These students will leave King Edward VI College with not just a set of great qualifications but a broad range of transferable skills that will ensure our young people are equipped to successfully navigate the worlds of higher education, apprenticeships or employment.
Amongst many notable success stories were former Etone student Adam Collins who achieved A*s in French, English Literature and History. He is looking forward to taking up his place to study Japanese at Oxford University. Adam added “I am very glad chose to study at King Edward VI College: my teachers were all extremely passionate and helpful have allowed me to progress to higher education”.
Libby Finch a former student from The Market Bosworth School achieved an A* in Geography, A in English Literature and B in French. She will soon be attending Leeds University to study Geography and Transport. Libby quoted “I received support from my teachers and peers and the college has a comfortable working environment”.
Sam Wain attended The Nuneaton Academy and has achieved an A* in all of his subjects including Chemistry, Biology and Maths. He is going to study Medicine at University College London. Sam went on to say “I am glad I chose KEC due to the high quality teaching and the independence it gives you to prepare for University”.
Amy Farmer, a former student at The Queen Elizabeth School achieved an A* in Chemistry, Maths and English Literature. Amy is going to study Chemistry at University of York, she added “I am glad I chose KEC as I have enjoyed my time and received high teaching quality and support when needed”.
Former Higham Lane student Heather Smith achieved an A* in Maths, B in Further Maths, and a grade B in History. She is going to study Navigation and Maritime at Plymouth University.