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Barnsley Sixth Form College celebrates A Level results

Students at Barnsley Sixth Form College celebrate their A Level results. [L-R: Rong Chen, Nathan Phipp-Macintrye and Charlotte Martin] Photography by awesome. © We Are Awesome Ltd 2018

Barnsley Sixth Form College is celebrating another excellent set of A Level results with a 98% overall pass rate and a 100% pass rate in 18 subjects, including English, History, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics and Politics.

Nine out of 10 students achieved three or more good A Level passes with a continuing increase in high grades.

Over 50% of students studying Business, Economics, Health and Social Care, Mathematics, Physical Education, Politics and Sociology achieved an A* – B grade.

Many of our students are now looking forward to starting Higher Education courses at universities throughout the country, including Cambridge, Lancaster, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield and York.

Outstanding individual successes include former Horizon Community College pupil Imogen Holmes, 18, who achieved three A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and is going to University of Cambridge to study Natural Sciences; former Penistone Grammar School pupil Nathan Phipp-Macintrye, 19, who achieved three A*s in Business, Politics and Sociology, and is going to the University of Manchester to study Politics and International Relations; and Pawel Salaciak, 18, who achieved an A in Mathematics, A in Chemistry and a B in Further Mathematics, and is going to Lancaster University to study Mathematics. 

Denise Jelly, Barnsley Sixth Form College Principal, said:

“We are delighted to be announcing another excellent set of results and would like to congratulate our students on their achievements.

“Our students have worked extra hard to meet the demands of the A Level reforms and they have demonstrated a sustained commitment to their studies over the last two years. The dedication and resilience demonstrated by our students is evident in this year’s results.

“At Barnsley Sixth Form College, our staff and students have a culture of high aspirations and I’m pleased to see so many students are progressing onto Higher Education, apprenticeships or employment. I would like to wish them all the best of luck with their future careers.”

The A Level Reforms were introduced in 2015 and changed over a period of two academic years. Students at Barnsley Sixth Form College now study Linear A Levels where assessment will be mainly by exam, with other types of assessment used only where they are needed to test essential skills. Assessment is at the end of the course.

Barnsley Sixth Form College will be enrolling students for courses starting this September from Thursday 23 August. For more information, call 01226 216 123 or email.

Barnsley College is rated outstanding by Ofsted and is ranked second in the country in the NicDex college league tables. It was named BTEC Apprenticeship Provider of the Year in 2017 and the latest Department for Education research shows it has the happiest students in Yorkshire. It has approximately 10,700 students studying on various programmes including Vocational courses, A Levels, Apprenticeships, Part-time, and Higher Education courses.  

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