Exam success for Brock students
Posted on: 18th August 2016
More than 500 A Level students at Brockenhurst College received their results today with the overall pass rate at 98.5%.
Almost 45% gained A*-B grades, with three quarters achieving A*-C grades across all their subjects.
Over 50% of STEM subject students gained A*-B grades in Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Biology.
100% pass rates were achieved in 36 A Level subjects.
The College was also celebrating the success of Vocational course students with 100% achievement for those completing their courses.
George Downing, from Brockenhurst, who gained four A Levels all at A* grade (Chemistry, Further Maths, Maths and Physics) will be taking a place at the University of Cambridge next term to study Chemical Engineering. George said: “I am delighted with my results today. Taking part in the opportunities provided by Brock such as advancing my skills with a step maths course, and taking part in trips such as visiting CERN with my Physics class really helped me to develop my interest and provided me with extra knowledge. Having this experience assisted me greatly within college when considering my options for university and completing my application – something that I was I always supported with and driven by my teachers to try my very best.”
Bryher Rose, from Christchurch, Dorset, has a place at Bristol University to study Law following her successful results in A Levels in History (A*), Psychology (A*), Philosophy (A). She said: “I’m so incredibly happy today in the knowledge I achieved the grades I needed to get to university. I decided to study at Brock as I really wanted a new start at a college, rather than at a sixth form. Brock inspired me to do Law and when I went to a university open day through college and heard a law lecture I was absolutely hooked.”
Harry Fisher from, Dibden Purlieu, who gained A Levels in Physics (A*), Chemistry (A), Maths (A) and Further Maths (A), will take up a place at the University of Southampton next term to study Aerospace Engineering. Harry said: “I’m absolutely thrilled with my results today. It’s a brilliant end to a great couple of years at Brock. I chose Brock for the reputation it had in the subjects I intended to study. Brock helped by supporting me with Maths and Physics, especially with understanding what I needed to do to get the grades to go to my chosen university.”
Daisy Dale, from Cowes, IOW, gained A Levels in Geography (A*), English Literature (A), History (A). She plans to study Law at Bristol University and hopes to become a human rights lawyer. Daisy said: “I feel so relieved today. My results are exactly what I needed to secure my place at Bristol. I decided to leave the IOW to study at Brock because of its good reputation for achieving results. I feel well-prepared for my university course because of the support of my teachers.”
Principal Di Roberts CBE said: “I am delighted that we have maintained our position both locally and nationally as a leading institution for A Level and Vocational courses and I am tremendously proud of our students’ achievements.
“This is, as always, a great day of celebration for us all and I wish all the students who leave us today every success for the future.”