Results success for Brockenhurst College students

17 August 2023

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Over 1,000 A Level and Vocational students at Brockenhurst College celebrated their results today.

Principal Helen Odhams, who joined Brock in June 2023, said: “I would like to congratulate our students and staff for the results achieved this year.

“This cohort of students did not take GCSE examinations due to the pandemic, so for many this was their first experience of external assessments.

“They have shown determination and resilience to achieve their grades, with lots securing places at leading universities.

“Today we are also celebrating the success of our Vocational students, whose results were overwhelmingly positive, securing equally positive progression prospects.”

One hundred percent pass rates were achieved in 17 A Level subjects, with nearly two-thirds of students achieving A*– C grades overall.

Those who joined Brock with an average of grade 5 or above at GCSE achieved a 98% pass rate, with 69% achieving A* – C grades.

Helen Odhams added: “I would like to thank all our staff, who have worked tirelessly to provide individual support both inside and outside the classroom, helping students to secure these results.

“On behalf of all the staff, I would like to wish our leavers every success as they embark on their exciting next steps – we are incredibly proud of what they have achieved.”

Among the students celebrating today was Charlotte Brown, who achieved Mathematics (A), Economics (A) and Psychology (A*) in her A Levels.

The former Hounsdown School pupil, who has now secured a place at the University of Exeter to study economics, said: “I’m very happy with my results – it’s a huge relief because these grades are what I was predicted.

“There was a lot of support from my teachers through extra workshops that were put on to make sure I understood everything.”

Former Priestlands School student Matthew Fowkes, achieved Economics (A), Computer Science (B) and Mathematics (A).

Matthew, who intends to study Economics at the University of Bristol, said: “I gained the exact grades I needed to get into the University of Bristol to study Economics. “My teachers have always gone above and beyond by creating revision sheets and always answering my emails. I’m really happy and relieved today.”

Ibraheem Ghafoor achieved A Levels in Biology (A*), English Literature (A*), Philosophy (A*), Chemistry (A) and EPQ (A) and is aiming to study Medicine at university in 2024.

Ibraheem said: “I feel really good – really happy. My results are a lot better than I expected. During the exam season my teachers were especially helpful with all the extra work they undertook. We had one-to-one sessions and they gave me extra revision materials as well.”

Former New Forest Academy pupil Melody Sale achieved straight As in History, Film Studies and English Literature, securing her place to study History at Warwick University.

Melody said: “I’m very pleased because I secured my university place, exceeding the required grades. I found the exams really hard, but my teachers were very helpful throughout the coursework and revision process. When I needed extra help or one-to-one support they were always right there.”

Ruby McEvoy who studied a Level 3 extended diploma in Health and Social Care achieved the highest possible grade of triple distinction-star.

The former Avonbourne Girls Academy pupil said: “I feel totally amazed. I really didn’t think I was going to do as well as I did. I thought I was going to get distinctions, so to get triple distinction-star was a shock. I’m feeling very impressed with myself – I don’t know how I did it.”

Naomi Burge achieved a triple distinction-star in a Level 3 extended diploma in Art and Design, securing a place to study Modelmaking at Arts University Bournemouth.

The former Queen Elizabeth’s School pupil said: “I’m delighted with my results. I’m so pleased and relieved that all my hard work has paid off. The teachers at Brock go above and beyond to help the students here and I’m so grateful for their support.”