Posted on August 13, 2015

Barnsley Sixth Form College celebrates 98% pass rate and more than 300 high grades

Barnsley Sixth Form College is celebrating an excellent set of A Level results with a 1% increase in the pass rate and students achieving more than 300 high grades – a 7% increase on last year.

The overall pass rate at the Sixth Form College is 98%, with a 100% pass rate in 18 subjects, including Chemistry, Physics, ICT, English Language, Business Studies, French and Geography.

A Level students saw high grades increase by 7.4% with 309 individual A*, A and B grades awarded.

As well as an increase in the overall achievement rate there were also significant improvements in the success rates of 17 subjects, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and English Language.

Many students are now looking forward to starting Higher Education courses at universities throughout the country, including Sheffield, Leeds, Surrey , Newcastle and Manchester.

Outstanding individual successes include former Ecclesfield School pupil Tobias Fox, 18, who achieved two A grades in Maths and Chemistry and an A* in Computing and is now going to the University of York to study Computer Science. Former Holy Trinity School pupil Megan Barnard, 18, achieved A*s in Psychology and Sociology and a C in History and is going on to the University of York to study Psychology, while former Shafton ALC pupil Daniel Broadhurst, 18, is celebrating an A* in Geography, an A in Biology and a B in Computing and has secured a place at the University of Sheffield to study Accounting.

Principal Colin Booth OBE said: “We are thrilled to be announcing such excellent results and would like to congratulate our students on their achievements. We are delighted to see an increase in the overall pass rate, an increase in the number of high grades awarded and improvements in success in so many subjects. Both our students and staff should be very proud of their hard work.

“Many of our students are now progressing on to university, studying degrees from Geography to Paediatric Nursing, Midwifery to Mechanical Engineering, whilst others go on to employment or apprenticeships. We are certain that they will take with them the confidence and knowledge they have gained during their time at Barnsley Sixth Form College.

“These results are a brilliant start to the new academic year and things will be improving even more for our A Level students when they move into our brand new £18m Sixth Form campus on St Mary’s Place in January 2016.”

Barnsley Sixth Form College will be enrolling students for courses starting this September on Thursday 20, Friday 21 and Monday 24 August.