Exam success for Brock students
Posted on: 17th August 2017
More than 600 A level students at Brockenhurst College received their results today with the overall pass rate at 97.5%.
45% of students gained A*-B grades, with almost three quarters achieving A*-C grades across all their subjects.
100% pass rates were achieved in 33 A level subjects.
72% of over 100 A level Maths students achieved A*-B grades, with 50% gaining A*-A.
In Sociology, one of the new linear A levels examined for the first time, 96% of students achieved A*-B grades, with 52% achieving A*-A.
In addition, over 60% A*-B grades were achieved in the following A level subjects: Further Maths, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, Photography and Chinese.
The College was also celebrating the success of Vocational course students who collectively achieved another incredible 100% pass rate. Those results were known in July.
Katie Lenton, from Sway, gained A levels in Mathematics (A*), Further Mathematics (A*), Physics: Astrophysics (A*). She has accepted a place at Cardiff University to study Civil Engineering.
Katie said: “I was confident I would do well today but didn’t imagine three A*s. It’s made me even more excited and confident to start at Cardiff in September.
“I’ve had the most amazing time at Brock. As part of my Physics course I was able to visit Cern in Geneva which was a once in a lifetime opportunity. In my first year my teacher encouraged me to apply for an experience with Headstart, where I went to Plymouth to study Engineering for a week. Without that experience I don’t think I would have known I wanted to be an Engineer.”
Isaac Hadfield, from New Milton gained four A levels in Economics (A*), Philosophy (A), Politics (A*), Mathematics (A*). He has accepted a place at Oxford University to study Economics, Philosophy and Politics, and wants to work for an NGO (non-governmental organisation) or the UN. Isaac said: “I feel absolutely amazing today. The high point of my time at Brock has been the debating society, preparing debates and being a part of that community of students. My teachers have been fantastic in preparing me for my Oxford application and giving me the confidence to get where I am today.”
Dean Kuyser, from Marchwood gained A levels in Chemistry (A), Mathematics (A), and Physics: Astrophysics (A). Dean is taking a year out to review his future options, but is considering becoming a professor of physics or a computer games designer. Dean said: “I’m very pleased with my results, and I’d particularly like to thank my physics teacher who has really helped and inspired me. My best experience here has been having the chance to learn robotics, working together with a group of like-minded people.”
Elaina Clarke, from Poole gained A levels in English Language (A*), History (A), Information and Communication Technology (A). Elaina has accepted an offer from Cardiff University to study Psychology. Elaina said: “I’m over the moon with my results! Through the English Language course here, I’ve been inspired to take an interest in developmental psychology, which is now my passion. My results mean I can go to a great university and study it further.”
Chloe Murphy, from Lyndhurst received three As in Economics, History, and Psychology. Chloe is taking a gap year to travel, but has applied to the universities of Bath and Surrey to study Psychology when she returned. Chloe commented: “I’m absolutely thrilled with my results. The teaching on the course was amazing, the atmosphere is great here, everything is so friendly. I’m so excited for the future!”
Principal Di Roberts CBE said: “I am delighted yet again with our A level and Vocational results 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.”