Fareham College Level 3 students and staff are today celebrating an outstanding overall advanced level pass rate of 98.8%. Over half of the students achieved high grades and nearly a third achieving the highest grade possible.
Fareham College’s Principal and Chief Executive, Andrew Kaye, said: “A huge congratulations to everyone. We are incredibly proud of our students for achieving these outstanding results which are a true testament to their hard work and commitment.
“Our strive for excellence through continual improvement is at the core of everything we do and these results truly reflect the benefits our students gain learning from our industry-experienced teachers in great facilities and using the most up-to-date equipment.
“Level 3 qualifications have the great advantage of opening the door to different career paths. They offer the same route into university as A Levels and a number of our students are taking this route in September.
“Other students want to take advantage of Fareham College’s close business links by going straight into the work place. Students who have taken this option have secured full time employment or apprenticeships in organisations such as McLaren, Carnival, NATS, Hampshire County Council and South West Railways.
Level 3 Student Lewis Robertson studied IT Practitioners, and achieved D*D*D has chosen the university route. He said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have achieved such excellent grades for my Level 3 qualification. A huge thank you to Fareham College for the motivation, support, teaching and incredible facilities. I don’t think I could have done it without you. Knowing I have the results I need to go to university is great. I am really proud of my achievement and am feeling very confident now looking forward to my future.”
Jackie Parnell, Level 3 Beauty Student added: “I actually studied A Levels for two years previously but then decided I wanted a change of direction. So, I moved to Fareham College because I believed it could take me through the qualifications I needed to achieve my dream of starting my own beauty business.
“Today marks the start of the rest of my life. I’m over the moon with my results and all my hard work and commitment means I can now forge ahead. I am very excited about my future”.
Andrew Kaye added “Excitingly, moving into the next academic year, we are taking applications from students for the all-new T Level qualifications. These courses starting in September 2020 provide a technical alternative to A Levels, with the added benefit of extended industry placements.The first courses are in education and childcare and digital production, design and development. Again, we are leading the way in offering a choice of qualification to put every student onto the career path of their choice”.