Milton Keynes College Sixth Form students raise the bar in A Level results

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Students from Milton Keynes College have today received their A Level results, which are an increase in high level grades over 2015 – the second consecutive rise in top grades.

Highlights from this year’s results include an overall achievement rate of 98 per cent, including 100 per cent achievement in all but one of the of the A Level qualifications on offer.

The A Level Pathways programme at Milton Keynes College continues to increase in popularity among students, delivering complementary qualifications, enhanced with work experience opportunities to ensure students are well equipped to prepare them for the next stage of the career pathway.

Milton Keynes College deputy principal Chris McLean, said: “Huge congratulations are due today to all our learners collecting their grades.

“Today’s results are a fantastic demonstration of the hard work and dedication from our students – and testament to our passionate and committed team of staff.

“By improving on last year’s results, the College continues to prove its status as a real and credible provider of excellent A Level qualifications, and as a genuine competitor for established school sixth forms.

“In addition, our Sixth Form’s trend for improving A Level results shows the overall culture of development and improvement that exists across the College as we continue to move forward with our entire learning offering and environment.”

Among the students receiving their results were many who have overcome a variety of challenges and obstacles, demonstrating the diverse provision on offer from the College’s Sixth Form, which offers bespoke support and careers guidance to learners via a series of Advisory Days.

Student Leila Masih was among the students nervously receiving their grades and said: “I got a B in Law, a C in Sociology and a Distinction Star in Forensics.

“It’s a lot better than I was hoping for – I didn’t do as well last year so I worked really hard this year and obviously it’s paid off as it’s dragged my grades up so I’m really happy about that.

“Studying at Sixth Form was really challenging, the teachers at the College were really helpful, especially with re-sitting this year as well as taking extra exams. It was very challenging but it definitely paid off in the end.”

Also collecting his results was Isaac Sanctuary, who said: “It went ok; it was better than I was expecting, actually – obviously I was quite nervous about today but I’m pleased with what I got.

“It’s like a massive weight off my shoulders now; I put in quite a lot of work and the last month-month and a half was quite hard work. Maybe with hindsight I should have done more across the rest of the year but at the end I gave it a big push and in the end it was enough.

“The College has given me a lot of support; they ran extra classes for us to come in and helped us with everything. The teaching was really good here – better than any other school I’ve been at.

“Thanks very much to all of my teachers – I had great support from all those guys.

To find out more about the College’s A Level courses visit: www.mkcollege.ac.uk/page/sixthform