Posted on August 17, 2023

Students celebrate results success

Barnsley Sixth Form College is celebrating another excellent set of A Level results with a 99% overall pass rate – the 10th consecutive year that the rate has exceeded 95%.

This year saw the majority of A Level subjects achieve a 100% pass rate including Film Studies, Mathematics, Media Studies and Physics.

Many students are now looking forward to starting Higher Education courses at universities throughout the country, including Durham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Lily Graham achieved A*A*A in Physics, Maths and Chemistry, and is going on to study Physics with Particle Physics at the University of Sheffield. Lily said: “I’m really happy with my results. Looking at the grade boundaries, I was very close to an A* in Chemistry but overall, I’m really happy with what I’ve managed to achieve.

“It’s only two years, but it is a lot of work in such a short amount of time. So to get the outcome I want, and to be able to study the course I wanted, is a great feeling.”

David Akeroyd, Principal and Chief Executive of Barnsley College, added: “We are delighted with the 100 per cent pass rate for the majority of A Level subjects that we offer. This is testament to our students and staff, who following the impact of Covid, have been successful in progressing in their studies and are going to the university of their choice.”