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Incredible Results for 2022 Cohort

Students studying A Levels, Vocational subjects and T Levels at Weston College celebrate outstanding grades on results day 2022.

The College’s Sixth Form (where A Levels are taught) has achieved a 96% pass rate; across the twenty-one different subjects delivered. The highest grades were achieved by 66% of learners.

This summer also marks the first cohort of Digital T Level students finishing their course and Weston College is also celebrating their success with 100% pass rate. Weston College was one of the first providers to offer these brand-new qualifications to students in the West of England in 2020.

T Levels are qualifications for 16- to 19-year-olds, taken after GCSEs. They are broadly equivalent in size to 3 A Levels and focus on technical and vocational skills. They can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships. They are now available to study in a wide range of subjects, with Weston College now offering T Levels in Digital, Business and Accounting, Early Years, Health, Engineering and Construction.

The College also witnessed hundreds of students achieving their vocational qualifications, in Animal Management, Business, Construction, Creative Arts, Education, Hair and Beauty, Health and Social Care, Hospitality and Catering, Motor Vehicle, Public Services and Sport.

Weston College Group Principal and Chief Executive Sir Paul Phillips CBE said:

"I’m incredibly proud that our talented learners and my dedicated staff have surpassed national standards and worked so hard for the fantastic results they truly deserve.

“However, here at Weston College you’re not just taught how to pass an exam. Our focus looks not only on the present, but the future too with a key focus on kickstarting incredible careers. Our study programmes raise aspirations, and we work alongside industry to prepare students for their next step – whether that’s a Degree, Higher Apprenticeship or the world of work.

“A massive congratulations and thank-you to the cohort of 2022. I wish each learner every success in their onward journey.”
 

Some of the tremendous successes recorded at the College included

A Level student, Gemma Handley who joined the College from Priory Community School achieved an A* French, an A in Law and a B in Politics and is now off to France to study French at University of London Institute in Paris, she said:

“I am delighted with these results it means I have got into my dream university, and I get to study in Paris! It’s such an amazing opportunity that I don’t think I would have achieved if I didn’t study at Weston College Sixth Form; my teachers have been absolutely wonderful, they have been there for me 24/7 – so with the combination of this support and lots of revision I have achieved these great results.”

Listen here has Gemma spoke more about her results live on BBC Radio Bristol.

 

Gemma receiving results

Alisha Hooper (previously from Worle School) is one of the first ever students to complete a T Level. Alisha studied Digital Production, Design and Development T Level and completed her placement at Next Theme. After graduating Alisha is planning to go to university to study computing and eventually become a web developer.

“I was thrilled with my result! It was the first real exam that I have ever done, so I was quite nervous. I am so proud of what I managed to achieve. I have been awarded a Distinction* (the top grade). The course has honestly been excellent, and I am so glad that I decided to go down the T Level route. It has helped me to develop a range of skills, from soft to hard skills – as well as developing my technical skills which I can already tell are going to benefit me in the future.

“I completed my placement at a company called Next Theme where I focussed on web development. I experienced creating a website for a company and used languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. I particularly enjoyed having the opportunity to put the theory I’d learnt in the classroom into practice, by experiencing a real working environment.”

 

Alisha collecting results

Health and Social Care student Bailey Ridge (previously from Westhaven School) studied an Extended National Diploma and achieved a D*, D*, D and was delighted with his results, he said:

“The College organised lots of amazing experiences for us with specialist guest lectures on sepsis, home care, nutrition and bee therapy, however the absolute highlight was taking part in Covid-19 testing and giving out Covid vaccines - it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. This led to my tutor nominating me for the BTEC Student of the Year Award - this gave me such a confidence boost.

“Having 1:1 support from an autism practitioner when I felt stressed or struggled to express my feelings is something that has helped me give the best of me. My work placement from the course has offered me a job as a full-time learning support assistant enabling me to gain valuable experience. I am excited about my future.”

 

Bailey collecting results

There is still time to apply to Weston College’s Sixth Form, T Level programmes and vocational level 3 diplomas – view the full range of courses and  apply here for a September start.

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