Derby, United Kingdom, August 21, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The largest ever cohort of A level students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre have achieved a 99% pass rate for the second year running today. (Thursday August 19).
The 290 students collected their results from the city centre campus today and the majority are now heading to their first or second choice universities – relieved that they are not having to battle for the limited places on offer through the clearing system.
Fifteen subjects saw 100% pass rates and 19 students achieved the new A* top grade in a variety of subjects including English Language, Law, Maths, Psychology, Media Studies and Biology.
As results are also looking excellent and BTEC National vocational students have performed well with many students achieving triple distinctions which are equivalent to A grades at A level.
Head of the Joseph Wright Centre Jay Trivedy said: “We are delighted with these results which have improved year on year since the Joseph Wright Centre opened five years ago and are testament to the hard work of students, staff and supportive parents.
“There has been a great deal of concern about the availability of university places and I am pleased that the vast majority of our students have got into their first choice university with these results.
“Some students have exceeded their own expectations and many are the first in their families ever to go onto Higher Education.
“For any students whose results have been disappointing, staff are now working with them to support and guide them to hopefully get the university places that they want, although we all recognise that this is going to be a challenge in this increasingly competitive climate for places.”