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A LEVELS AT WESTON COLLEGE SIXTH FORM

Our Sixth Form provides you with the platform to express your individuality and flourish by focusing on the subjects that pique your interest.

A Levels are perfect for students who want to follow routes that include undergraduate degree-level study, degree apprenticeships or a professional career.

ARE A LEVELS FOR YOU?

  • Yes - if you perform well in exams and learn better in a classroom environment.
  • Yes – if you want the option of choosing a variety of subjects (study three or in some cases, four subjects) before deciding which one area of specialism you would like to pursue at university or as a career.
  • Yes – if you’d like to benefit from a career enhancing pathway too - meaning you can study one of the pathways below, alongside your core programmes, to support your learning and improve your CV and UCAS application. Choose from: Bio-medical, Business enterprise, Creative enterprise, Debating and current affairs qualification, Extended project qualification, Sports performance, Extra tuition and more ... 

An A Level is a Level 3 qualification and learners typically choose three or four subjects to study over a two-year period. Which A Levels you study can affect your choices at university and your future career. Take a look at our options below to understand which subjects open up different degrees, degree apprenticeships and ultimately careers. We can also provide you with guidance at open events and at your guidance interview to help you make an informed choice.

Housed in a bespoke campus, our strong Sixth Form community makes the most out of outstanding opportunities such as the unique ‘pathways’ that makes student life stand out at Weston College.

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Level 3

Applied Law, National Certificate

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Applied Law is designed to provide you with an introduction to our legal system in a more practical way of learning. There is an emphasis on work-related learning, giving you an edge and opening the door to higher education or employment in legal or business sectors. The course covers the key areas of core legal knowledge, whilst delving into...

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Level 3

Art, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Art A Level will develop your artistic skills and open doors to a creative career. Throughout this programme, you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of artistic processes and techniques, both traditional and experimental. Our comprehensive curriculum covers various art forms, including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture a...

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Level 3

Biology, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Biology A Level will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the fascinating world of biology and prepare you for further studies in the field. You will study the natural science concerned with the study of life, living organisms and ecosystems. Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to explore various biological con...

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Level 3

Business, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Business A Level will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic world of business and prepare you for future studies and a successful career in the field. Throughout this course, you will explore a wide range of business concepts, principles, and practices, equipping you with essential knowledge and skills to navigate the e...

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Level 3

Chemistry, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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A Level Chemistry offers a comprehensive exploration of the fascinating world of chemistry, providing you with a strong foundation for future studies and a rewarding career in the field. Chemistry helps us understand the world we live in. Throughout this course, you will delve into the fundamental principles and theories that underpin the stud...

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Level 3

Computer Science, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Computer Science A Level offers a strong foundation in the exciting world of computer science, opening doors for future studies and a rewarding career in the field. The course covers a wide range of topics, including computer systems, algorithms, programming languages, data structures, software development, and computational problem-solving. Y...

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Level 3

Criminology, Diploma

1 Year
Aug 2024
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The Criminology Diploma provides a fascinating insight into the field of criminology, equipping you with a solid foundation for further studies and a rewarding career in the criminal justice system, in areas such as the probation service, policing and the courts and tribunals service. Criminology includes elements of psychology, law, and soc...

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Level 3

Economics, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Economics is more than just numbers and money, it is the study of the world around us from a social, financial, and cultural perspective. An A Level in Economics provides a solid foundation for further studies and a successful career in the dynamic world of finance, business, or policymaking. The course covers a wide range of topics, includi...

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Level 3

English Language and Literature, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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The English Language & Literature A Level covers the study of non-fiction texts, along with written novels, poetry, and plays. You will analyse a wide range of literary texts from different time periods and cultures, gaining an understanding of the types of language used in different contexts. It is widely recognised by universities and ...

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Level 3

English Literature, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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The English Literature A Level covers the study of a variety of prose including novels, poetry and plays. You will analyse a wide range of literary texts from different time periods and cultures, gaining an understanding of the types of language used in different contexts. It is widely recognised by universities and employers that studying E...

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Level 3

Environmental Science, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Environmental Science focuses on the scientific study of the natural world and the human impact on the environment. It is a multidisciplinary subject that integrates concepts from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and geography to provide a comprehensive understanding of the environment and the issues surrounding it. Throughout the course,...

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Level 3

Fashion and Textiles Design, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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The Fashion and Textiles A Level is designed to develop your artistic skills and open doors to a creative career in the fashion industry. Throughout this programme, you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of artistic processes and techniques specifically tailored to fashion and textiles, both traditional and experimental. Our com...

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Level 3

French, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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French A Level can unlock a world of opportunities. Join the ranks of nearly 300 million French speakers worldwide and open doors to travel, work, and academic success. Whether you dream of exploring new cultures, pursuing a career in an international setting, or studying subjects like philosophy and literature, French is your key to success. ...

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Level 3

Further Mathematics, A Level

1 Year
Sep 2024
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This course aims to consolidate the information and knowledge from your standard A Level Maths to help you receive the best possible grade. It will also act as a perfect stepping stone to maths at degree level. In the first year of this programme, you will study A Level Maths before progressing to Further Mathematics in the second. An A Leve...

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Level 3

Geography, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Geography A Level explores the interactions between humans and the environment, covering physical and human geography. It includes topics like ecosystems, climate change, urbanisation, migration, and resource management. Fieldwork and analytical skills are important elements of the course, preparing students for university study and developing...

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Level 3

History, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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For History A Level, you will delve into the rich tapestry of human events and explore the complexities of the past. This course will equip you with a deep understanding of historical processes, events, and individuals that have shaped societies and cultures. By studying history, you will gain insights into the causes and consequences of major...

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Level 3

Law, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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A Level Law is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system and to prepare you for future studies and a successful career in the field of law. Throughout this course, you will explore a wide range of legal concepts, principles, and practices, equipping you with essential knowledge and skills to navigate the co...

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Level 3

Mathematics, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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An A Level Mathematics course offers a comprehensive study of mathematical concepts, equipping students with the analytical and problem-solving skills necessary for a wide range of academic and professional pursuits. Whether you aspire to pursue a career in finance, science, engineering, economics, or any field that requires logical thinking, ...

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Level 3

Media, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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A Level Media is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic world of media, and to prepare you for future studies and a successful career in the field. Throughout this course, you will explore a wide range of media concepts, theories, and practices, equipping you with essential knowledge and skills to navigate th...

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Level 3

Photography, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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This course is designed to develop your artistic skills and open doors to a creative career in photography. Throughout this programme, you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of artistic processes and techniques specific to photography. You will cover various aspects of photography, including traditional film photography, digital...

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Level 3

Physics, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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A Level Physics will build on the knowledge and skills you’ve already developed through core and additional sciences at GCSE. The course encourages out of the box thinking, considering theories and explanations for world phenomena. This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles that govern the p...

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Level 3

Politics, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Studying A Level Politics provides a unique opportunity to delve into the political beliefs that shape the modern world. By exploring different ideologies and their impact on societies, students gain a deeper understanding of the forces that drive political systems and policies. In addition to gaining insight into political beliefs, A-level P...

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Level 3

Psychology, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Psychology is the study of why we behave the way we do. It helps us understand the human mind, why we do certain things and why people react differently in the same situation. Studying psychology can give you a better understanding of the people around you, making you more compassionate and giving you practical skills for everyday life. Psyc...

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Level 3

Sociology, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Sociology is the study of society, and an A Level in Sociology helps you better understand the world around you. If you have a curious mind, and an interest in people and different cultures, then Sociology is the subject for you. This course will give you a deeper understanding of societies all over the world, including their culture, traditio...

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Level 3

Spanish, A Level

2 s
Sep 2024
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A Spanish A Level can unlock a world of opportunities. Join the ranks of over 460 million Spanish speakers worldwide and open doors to travel, work, and academic success. Whether you dream of exploring new cultures, pursuing a career in an international setting, or studying subjects like literature and history, Spanish is your key to success. ...

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Level 3

Sport and Exercise Science, BTEC Certificate and Extended Certificate

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Sports and Exercise Science focuses on the scientific principles and techniques applied to enhance human performance and improve physical health. It combines various disciplines such as physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, and exercise programming. If you are passionate about physical development and analysis, this course ...

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FACILITIES

Based at Loxton Campus, Loxton Road, the Sixth Form is a bespoke building designed to feel more like a university, preparing you for future study. The facilities include:

  • Modern learning environment for 16 to 19-year-olds
  • Student common room and independent study areas
  • Fast, free and secure WiFi connection
  • Specialised software packages for individual subjects
  • A well-resourced library including e-resources and laptop loan service
  • Access to a large number of PCs and Macs
  • Subject-specific classrooms, such as fully equipped science labs
  • Access to sports facilities and a gym.

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

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Eve
The facilities in the chemistry and biology labs have helped me develop my knowledge - and the work experience I’ve had during my course has given me essential awareness of the industry.. The staff have always been supportive and happy to work with me on any issues I have.
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Biology, Chemistry and Geography A Levels

Gemma at A Level Results Day
Gemma
Gemma achieved a remarkable A* in her French A Level, including scoring full marks in her speaking exam. Her love for French went far beyond the classroom and for her work experience, Gemma decided to work for the Alliance Française de Bristol, a not-for-profit organisation teaching French across Bristol. Gemma won A Level Student of the Year at Celebration of Success 2023.
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LATEST NEWS

Learners attending the careers in law event

<p>Weston College recently hosted a ‘Careers in Law’ event, as part of the Career Excellence Hub, for students at Loxton Campus. The College’s legal courses continue to see growth with a large number of A Level Law students at its Sixth Form and Paralegal Apprenticeships providing routes into legal careers.&nbsp;</p><p>The College has exciting plans to offer a brand new Legal Services T Level course for school leavers from September 2024, the first Legal T Level in the region.</p><p>The legal and professional services sector, employs over 65,000 people in the region according to research by the West of England Combined Authority. Recognising the breadth of careers in the sector for learners and the College’s ‘careers not courses’ ethos, the event provided an opportunity to collaborate with employers to showcase careers to learners. Employers including Burges Salmon, Simmons and Simmons, CMS, Foot Anstey, Womble Bond Dickinson, RPC, Irwin Mitchell and VWV attended, meeting students during the event.</p><p>Dave Crew, Head of Business Growth &amp; Employer Partnerships at Weston College said “Thank you to our employer partners for supporting our ‘careers not courses’ ethos. Our region has a large legal sector which is evolving at pace through its use of technology and various pathways for learners to join the sector. This creates exciting career opportunities on our doorstep for learners. It was fantastic to see our students engaging with potential future employers and discovering the breadth of careers available. We’re look forward to collaborating with employers as we create our new Legal Services T Level launching in September 2024.”</p><p>Employers commented on the enthusiastic engagement from College students.</p><p>Lauren Gardener, Early Talent Executive at RPC said “We thoroughly enjoyed connecting with students from Weston College, it was great to meet so many engaged individuals with a genuine passion about working in a law firm. We hope that after sharing our Legal and Claims Handling apprenticeship opportunities, we have inspired the students to continue their pursuit in a career within law."</p><p>Keith Mitchelhill, Early Talent Recruitment Advisor at Womble Bond Dickinson said “It was a pleasure to speak with the students of Weston College, they all came incredibly well prepared and we had some very insightful conversations regarding how to best display their experience and the different routes into law.”</p><p>Harry Keaveney, Legal Apprentice at Burges Salmon said “The enthusiasm and curiosity displayed by the students was remarkable. This reflects the excellent work that the college is doing to prepare them for their future careers. It’s clear that Weston College is dedicated to creating valuable opportunities for students and we look forward to working with them in the future."</p><p>If you would like to find out more about Weston College's A Level courses, <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds/level… click here.&nbsp;</a></p><p>Employers looking to upskill staff through the College’s legal courses or access future talent can contact employers@weston.ac.uk</p>

Learners stood outside the Victoria and Albert Museum

<p>Learners studying A Level Fashion went on a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum, in Knightsbridge, London last Friday.&nbsp;</p><p>44 learners in total went on the trip, where they had the opportunity to visit an array of exhibitions, including DIVA, which is running until April 2024.</p><p>DIVA celebrates the power and creativity of iconic performers, exploring and redefining the role of 'diva' and how this has been subverted or embraced over time across opera, stage, popular music, and film.</p><p>There was a spectacular collection of costumers which were worn by icons including Maria Callas, CHER, Rihanna, Elton John and Marilyn Monroe.</p><p>Lecturer in Textiles, Nicola Stent, who ran the trip, said: “At Weston College we are passionate about giving our learners the opportunity to broaden their horizons, which is a critical part of our Career Excellence Hubs.</p><p>“This trip allowed learners to not only expand their knowledge, but also cultivate the skills and maturity necessary for their future endeavours.</p><p>“Witnessing the passion and enthusiasm of our learners, I was deeply impressed by their attitude towards learning. Many exhibited a keen attention to detail, thoroughly engaging with the exhibits and displaying a remarkable level of maturity within the museum setting.</p><p>“The magic of Knightsbridge became a backdrop to the growth and enrichment of our students, and it was truly a pleasure to be part of this transformative journey."</p><p><a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds/art-d… you would like to find out more about our A Level Fashion courses, please click here.</a></p><img src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Dress%202%20Web_1.png" data-entity-uuid="4fdee783-86d1-4010-b754-562bb9ed5e0e" data-entity-type="file" alt="3 dresses on display at DIVA exhibition" width="300" height="400"><img src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Dress%204%20Web%20a_0.png" data-entity-uuid="ba28262b-7ea5-4a52-ab3a-4686b22b3c55" data-entity-type="file" alt="dress on display at DIVA exhibition" width="300" height="400"><img src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Dress%205%20Web_1.png" data-entity-uuid="c6a77835-7771-415c-9c98-980ee13997ea" data-entity-type="file" alt="Dress on display in V&amp;A Museum" width="300" height="400"><img src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Students%20by%20dress%201%20Web.png" data-entity-uuid="8c8d591d-17f1-4326-8379-c58466db709d" data-entity-type="file" alt="Students standing by dress at DIVA" width="300" height="400"><p>&nbsp;</p>

Learners Celebrating their A Level Results, holding up their papers with Sir Paul Phillips stood in the middle.

<p>Students studying <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds?utm_s… Levels, Vocational subjects, and T Levels</a> at Weston College celebrate outstanding grades on results day 2023.</p><p>Results at Weston College were yet again very impressive for learners across the campuses of the College Group. The new <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds/t-lev… Levels</a> included the subject disciplines of Health, Engineering, Education &amp; Early Years. Digital, Design, and Construction achieved a 100% pass rate with 77% of learners achieving the highest grades.</p><p>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.</p><p>Similarly, for <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds/level… Levels</a>, 100% pass rates were realised in Computer Science, Economics, English, French, Media, Photography, Textiles, Criminology, IT, and Sport with Polish and Russian scoring 100% A*-B!</p><p>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.</p><p>Weston College Group Principal and Chief Executive Sir Paul Phillips CBE said:</p><p>“These results are a testament to the hard work and diligence of both staff and students and reflect yet again a superb progression to Higher Education and employment”.</p><p>“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.</p><p>“A massive congratulations and thank-you to the cohort of 2023. I wish each learner every success in their onward journey.”</p><p>A Level student Harrison Byrom who picked up his results today commented:</p><p>"It's an incredible feeling to have achieved A* in English Language and Literature, A in History, B in Politics, and an A in my EPQ. These results have opened the door for me to pursue my passion for History at Oxford University. For me, Weston College has an environment that is so much more enriching than traditional school settings, and the curriculum content has been an absolute blast to engage with. My time here has truly helped shape my character, pushing me to grow and evolve. I'm amazed at the brilliant friendships I've forged along the way. Weston College has been a pivotal chapter in my educational journey, and I can't wait to see where the next one at Oxford takes me."</p><p>Also, Iona Chambers was delighted with her results, which she collected from Loxton Campus with her Mum, Iona said:</p><p>“I am absolutely thrilled with my results and couldn't be happier. Achieving Criminology A*, Biology A, and English Literature B is a dream come true. My journey at Weston College has been nothing short of amazing. The support I received from the teachers and the Autism Hub has been incredible. After my GCSEs, I wasn't certain if A Levels were the right path for me, but from the moment I stepped into the College, I was embraced with warmth, encouragement, and unwavering support from everyone around me. I am particularly grateful to Jude and Nadine from the support team who have been absolutely incredible. With this solid foundation, I am eagerly looking forward to the next chapter of my education, studying Conservation and Archaeology at Cardiff University.”</p><p>T Level student in Education and Early Years, Hannah Morris picked up her results today and said:</p><p>“I am really happy with the results I have received today. I feel really grateful to all my tutors at the College who really encouraged me and helped me reach my goal. The T Level course has really helped boost my confidence and make me the person I am today. With this qualification, I can now continue to pursue my career within a local nursery.</p><p>T Levels are backed by employers and also contain 315 hours of an Industry Placement, which this year Bristol Port has given five Weston College T Level learners the opportunity to carry out their placements at the Port. David Brown, the Chief Executive Officer commented:</p><p>“The Bristol Port Company are passionate about developing future talent within our business and we have hosted T Level students from Weston College on their industry placement this year. The students have worked closely with our team and have made a positive impression. It’s good to see the new employer-led T Level courses giving young people the technical skills and practical experience they need for the workplace, supported by Weston College.”</p><p>The College’s Vocational qualifications were also outstanding this year. Business Extended Diploma student, Tallulah Stradling received the top grade and commented:</p><p>“I am really happy with my results! I can’t believe that I managed to get D*, D*, D*, and I am now off to Exeter University to study Law. I have really enjoyed my experience at Weston College – from the support to the course, it has been amazing.”</p><p>Overall, college results were exceptional with a similar set of outcomes to last year, albeit with a slight overall downward shift of 1%-2%. Sir Phillips added how pleased he was to see the take-up and advancement of T Levels reflecting their importance in curriculum delivery and learner progression.</p>

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