Cadbury College is delighted to announce an A Level pass rate of 97% for 2014; with an impressive 6% improvement in the number of high grades achieved by college students.
Exams were sat across 39 subjects this summer. 26 subjects achieved a 100% pass rate with many other subjects achieving results in the high nineties. One of the top performing subjects was Mathematics which saw three quarters of all students achieving a high grade of A*- B.
Other subjects, which saw over 50% of students achieving an A*-B grade, include Economics, Financial Studies and Sociology.
Top performing vocational BTEC courses include Performing Arts, 3D Design, Applied Science and Environmental Sustainability.
92% of Performing Arts students gained a high grade of Distinction* or Distinction.
The 3D Design course achieved a 100% pass rate with 89% of students gaining a top grade. In addition, a third of all students plan to move on to architecture degree courses, whilst others have gained places to study automotive and product design at university.
Ryan McCorkell achieved A* in Biology and Mathematics and A grades in Chemistry and English Literature. The former Turves Green Boys’ School, who is aged 18 and from West Heath, has earned a place at the University of Birmingham to study Medicine. He commented: “It’s a big relief. It’s something I’ve worked hard towards and I’m excited to start the next stage of my career.”
Luke Heppenstall-West, a former Queensbridge School pupil, achieved 1 A* grade and 2 A grades in English Literature, History and Mathematics. He has gained a place at the University of Cambridge to read History.
Aishah Ali, 18 and from Selly Oak, achieved 2 A* and 1 A in her subjects and has a place at the University of Cambridge to study Psychological and Behavioural Sciences. Aishah said:
“I can’t believe I’ve got a place at one of best universities, I really wasn’t expecting it. I’m so excited and can’t wait to start my future in a new city.”
Cadbury College Principal, Jeremy Rogers, said:
“Once again Cadbury students have performed extremely well. This year’s results are a real testament to the hard work and dedication of students. I am particularly pleased with the significant rise in high grades at both A Level and BTEC, which will enable students to move on and start their careers either at university or in employment.”
School leavers who are interested in studying A Levels or BTEC vocational courses at Cadbury College can find out more by visiting www.cadcol.ac.uk.