Wilberforce Sixth Form College is celebrating some of the best exam results achieved by its students since the College opened. Advanced Level achievement stands at a fantastic 99% with 22 courses securing a 100% pass rate!
A delighted College Principal, David Cooper, says ‘This year’s student achievement is simply outstanding, at every level, and for the third successive year represents the best set of results in the College’s history. Every year, the performance of Wilberforce students never fails to impress me. Advanced Levels are tough challenging qualifications, and this success is the outcome of some exceptional hard work and sheer commitment by these young people.
These results show the real qualities and maturity of Wilberforce students – their willingness to invest in their educational future to achieve outcomes of which the young people, their families and the community can be immensely proud. These students are developing the skills and capabilities that will be the springboard for regional and national economic growth. Their achievements represent an investment in all of our futures. Above all this is a day for recognising and celebrating the success of these students.’
Amongst the many successes at the East Hull College is Ben McKenzie who, with three grade A’s, is going on to study Business Accounting and Finance at the University of Newcastle. Carla Styche has achieved an excellent three grade A’s and is going on to study Art and creative writing at the University of Bath. Jack Took’s A* and three grade A’s have gained him a place to read Mathematics at the University of Hull. Craig Agar and Aaron Neale are combining their higher education with employment, having been selected for degree apprenticeships in engineering at the University of Hull in partnership with Swift Caravans.
There are also some outstanding achievements amongst first year students, for example Ashley Dixon who achieved four grade A’s at AS in Biology, Maths, Further Maths and Psychology.
David Cooper finally comments ‘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’.