St Vincent College celebrates A Level success

St Vincent College is celebrating another improvement in its A Level results, with Principal Andy Grant praising the hard work of students.

Mr Grant was delighted that 98 per cent of students achieved A levels at grade A* to E, with 75 per cent of all students achieving A* to C grades in three or more subjects and 34 per cent achieving A* to B grades.

With the A Level programme growing year on year, the college has seen an increase in A Level pass rates over the last time students sat exams in 2019.

The college saw strong results in creative arts subjects with 60 per cent of students achieving A* to B in Art and Design Contextual Studies, 40 per cent achieving A* to B in Fine Art and 80 per cent achieving A* to B in Photography.

The college has an increasing profile for its creative arts subjects, with students’ work featuring in the Sixth Form Association’s nationwide art show for the second year in a row. Teachers have encouraged students to produce work that is more typically undergraduate standard in context, synthesis and application. As a result, the college has seen a growth in the number of students wanting to study creative arts subjects due to the high quality teaching and learning.

Students studying  BTEC Vocational Level 3 subjects achieved a 98 per cent pass rate, with 63 per cent achieving a Distinction* or Distinction.

The college will be introducing new T Levels in 2023/24.

Mr Grant said: “Our students have been highly successful in both academic and vocational courses too. St Vincent has the commitment to support students so that they achieve what they want in life, and we are dedicated to ensuring that they do the very best that they can.

“As always, we are delighted with the performance of all our students and they can be proud of what they have accomplished. Their hard work and motivation ensures that these outcomes are a real credit to them and we wish them every success as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives.

“Well done to them all, it has been a great year and one for us to build on.”