Exceptional Performance By A Level Students

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High-achieving Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College students celebrate with Principal Stephen Moon and Head of Sixth Form, Janice Mitchell.


Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College students are today celebrating an exceptional A Level pass rate of 98.4%, with 95% of students achieving the coveted national indicator of three or more A Levels at A*-E grades. These figures have been achieved despite the introduction of the more challenging two year courses.

100% of the 102 Year 13 students achieved two or more A Levels at A*-E, and more than half of this year's entries resulted in grades A*-B, with 83% achieving A*-C grades. These figures are both increases on last year.

These results mean that a high number of students will now take up places on prestigious university courses across the UK. Among these are three students who will study Medicine at Hull and Newcastle Medical Schools, and three students who will begin high-quality Accountancy apprenticeships.

Stephen Moon, Principal of Tollbar Academy, said "I am extremely proud of the achievements of all of the students as they have performed exceptionally well across all areas.

"For example: in Biology 41% of students achieved A*-A grades; in Chemistry 35% (A*-A); in Economics 46% (A*-A); and in Art and Design 50% achieved A*-A grades. In Sociology 63% achieved A*-B grades and in Graphics 80% achieved A*-B grades. One hundred per cent of History students achieved at least a C grade. In English 85.2% achieved A*-C grades.

“These are just some of the results which will allow students to go on and realise their full potential and they represent the hard work of students and staff," said Mr Moon.

David Hampson, Tollbar MAT Chief Executive, said: "This is another year of outstanding results at a time when A Levels have become even more difficult to achieve. I am very proud of the students and staff whose hard work and determination to succeed has made this possible, and I wish all of the students who are leaving us today a wonderful future."

Janice Mitchell, Head of Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College, said: "Tollbar MAT Sixth Form Leadership Team are all very proud of our students. They have worked very hard and equipped themselves with the qualifications that they need to ensure a bright future. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with them all and would like to take this opportunity to wish them the best in all future endeavours."


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Joint top performer Tom Avis opens his results.

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David J Hampson
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