August 17, 2017
For the fourth year running, Wilberforce Sixth Form College is celebrating the best exam results achieved by its students since the College opened. Advanced level achievement stands at an outstanding 98.9%. 23 A level courses secured a 100% pass rate as did 55 of our 60 courses.
College Principal David Cooper says ‘This outstanding student achievement demonstrates the qualities of the young people in this region. This was the first year of the reformed A Levels, and we have heard much of the challenges these posed for the young people and those that support them. These results show that our students and staff have met those challenges head-on. They are a testament both to the mature academic prowess of our students, and to their qualities of resilience and determination.
The story these results tell is of intellectually gifted young people with the sheer application to turn that ability into life changing qualifications. I’m proud and humbled by their achievement, but also delighted for their parents who’ve supported them throughout and the staff who’ve worked tirelessly to make these achievements a reality.
He adds ‘As the city and region enter upon a new phase of economic and cultural growth, our young people have shown that they have the intellectual gifts and creativity to meet that challenge. I’m confident that our future is safe in their hands.’
Amongst the many successes at the East Hull College is Ashleigh Dixon who, with three A* grades, is going on to study Psychology at the University of Hull. Alexander Christie has achieved an excellent three grade A’s and is going on to study Mathematics at the University of Leeds. Megan Webster gained A*, A and B in Biology, Maths and Chemistry and this is opening the door for her to study a Zoology BSc at the University of Leeds. Emily Stonham’s achievements in Biology, Chemistry and Maths are taking her to Hull York Medical School to study to become a doctor. Chanelle Windas achieved A’s in Fine Art and Photography plus Distinction* in BTEC Health and Social Care .With plans to become an Art Psychologist Chanelle is going onto a Foundation Degree in Art at Hull College. Emily Medcalf gained triple D* in her BTEC Extended Diploma Health & Social Care and is going onto studying Education with Special Needs at Hull University. She will also be working as a part-time Classroom Assistant at Tweendykes Community Special School. Ellie Mann’s triple Distinction* in Engineering has secured a degree apprenticeship for her at B.P. combining her higher education with employment.
David Cooper finally comments ‘Wilberforce Sixth Form College is entering its 30th year since its foundation in 1988. Wilberforce graduates now play leading roles in medicine, science, engineering, law, and the arts, as well as education, both as teachers and leading academics. The results gained today are life changing for many of our students, opening up routes to leading universities and top professions’.