A levels: Milton Keynes College students achieve record results

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STUDENTS at Milton Keynes College have achieved the best ever A-Level results in the college’s thirty year history.

An overall pass rate of 98 per cent includes 100 per cent pass rates in 12 out of 15 subjects, including English, Maths, Physics, Economics and Philosophy.

Other successes include half of all Law and Psychology students achieving A or B grades, and all students studying for the Subsidiary Diploma in Forensic Science, which is taken alongside A-Level subjects, passed with 70 per cent achieving Distinctions or Merits. In the same subject at AS-Level 100 per cent passed the qualification

AS-Level results overall were ten per cent better than in 2011 with 100 per cent pass rates in Physics, Psychology, History and Economics.

Milton Keynes College CEO and Principal Dr Julie Mills said: “These are fantastic results and staff and students alike can feel very proud.

“I am delighted that students in the Academic Studies Department have done so well and see their performance as yet more evidence of the importance for Milton Keynes College of offering A-Level courses for those who want to study in a more adult learning environment before progressing to university or a career.”

While many of the students will continue their education at university some leavers are going on to apprenticeships, while others will take up jobs in the police, military, industry and business.

For those who have not achieved their desired grades, the college’s teaching and tutorial teams, careers and UCAS specialists are on hand throughout today to offer help and advice.

The college is also holding an open day today for people who have not yet decided on their next step into Higher Education. The day will run between 10am and 4pm at UCMK, 200 Silbury Boulevard in Milton Keynes.

For those interested in studying A Levels or for other qualifications, the college is holding Open Days between 10am to 4pm on August 23 and 24 at the Chaffron Way campus