14 August 2014

Students celebrate A Level exam results at Cadbury College.

Cadbury College is delighted to announce an A Level pass rate of 97% for 2014; with an impressive 6% improvement in the number of high grades achieved by college students.

Exams were sat across 39 subjects this summer. 26 subjects achieved a 100% pass rate with many other subjects achieving results in the high nineties. One of the top performing subjects was Mathematics which saw three quarters of all students achieving a high grade of A*- B.

Other subjects, which saw over 50% of students achieving an A*-B grade, include Economics, Financial Studies and Sociology.

This year, the sixth form college is also celebrating a successful set of BTEC results in which two thirds of students have gained a top grade of Distinction* or Distinction, which is equivalent to an A* or A grade at A Level. The courses, which focus on developing industry skills, are taken alongside A Levels and enable progression on to university.

Top performing vocational BTEC courses include Performing Arts, 3D Design, Applied Science and Environmental Sustainability.

92% of Performing Arts students gained a high grade of Distinction* or Distinction.

The 3D Design course achieved a 100% pass rate with 89% of students gaining a top grade. In addition, a third of all students plan to move on to architecture degree courses, whilst others have gained places to study automotive and product design at university.

Ryan McCorkell achieved A* in Biology and Mathematics and A grades in Chemistry and English Literature. The former Turves Green Boys’ School, who is aged 18 and from West Heath, has earned a place at the University of Birmingham to study Medicine. He commented: “It’s a big relief. It’s something I’ve worked hard towards and I’m excited to start the next stage of my career.”

Luke Heppenstall-West, a former Queensbridge School pupil, achieved 1 A* grade and 2 A grades in English Literature, History and Mathematics. He has gained a place at the University of Cambridge to read History.

Aishah Ali, 18 and from Selly Oak, achieved 2 A* and 1 A in her subjects and has a place at the University of Cambridge to study Psychological and Behavioural Sciences. Aishah said:

“I can’t believe I’ve got a place at one of best universities, I really wasn’t expecting it. I’m so excited and can’t wait to start my future in a new city.”

Cadbury College Principal, Jeremy Rogers, said:

“Once again Cadbury students have performed extremely well. This year's results are a real testament to the hard work and dedication of students. I am particularly pleased with the significant rise in high grades at both A Level and BTEC, which will enable students to move on and start their careers either at university or in employment.”

Check out some of this summer's success stories on our Flickr photo gallery:

Go to our A Level Results 2014 Gallery on our Flickr page