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18th August 2016

York College is excited to announce its best ever A Level pass rate of 99.8 per cent; the highest pass rate in the College’s history, with well over half of the A Level entries achieving high grades (A* - B). The College’s results are again significantly above the national average, and have been for 22 consecutive years.


An impressive 30 students gained three or more A* or A grades and the College is delighted to report a 100 per cent pass rate in an amazing 40 A Level subjects.

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Oxford and Cambridge university places were successfully secured by the following students:
• Scarlett Barclay (formerly of Fulford School) will study Architecture at Newnham College, Cambridge
• Callum Moran (formerly of The Snaith School, Goole) will study Law at Jesus College, Cambridge
• Matthew Pritchard (formerly Ashville College, Harrogate) will study Politics, Philosophy and Economics at New College, Oxford

Other inspirational students include:

Top student Samantha Eastwood (formerly of Manor CE Academy) achieved a remarkable four A*s in Computer Science, Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Samantha will progress to the University of York to study Computer Science.

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Caleb Devonport (formerly of Manor CE Academy) achieved a fantastic three A*s and an A, he too looks forward to studying Computer Science at the University of York.

Bethany Fairburn (formerly of Manor CE Academy) and Brandon Scott (formerly of John Smeaton Community College, Leeds) both achieved three A* grades and an A (AS grade). Bethany will study Maths at the University of York and Brandon will study Chemical Engineering at the University of Leeds.

Nicholas Dyson (formerly of Bootham School) acheived impressive A*A*AAA grades and Jacob Dyer (formerly of Archbishop Holgates School) achieved A*A*AA, both will study Artificial Intelligence; Nicholas at the University of Birmingham and Jacob at the University of Edinburgh.

Dominic Ryan (formerly of Barlby High School) also achieved A*A*AA grades and will study Maths at the University of Edinburgh.

Emily Fairburn (formerly of Millthorpe School) is heading to the University of Leeds to study Midwifery, having achieved A*A*A.

Casey Jackson (formerly of Norton College) achieved A*AAA and will progress to Newcastle University to study Business, Accounting and Finance.

Katie Drummond (formerly of Manor CE Academy) achieved A*AA and will study medicine at the Hull York Medical School.


Dr Alison Birkinshaw, Principal of York College, said: “I would like to congratulate all our students on the very high standard of their A Level achievements. This success is down to their sheer hard work and commitment as well as the dedication of everyone at York College. I am absolutely delighted that the College’s A Level results remain well above the national average, particularly at a time when A Levels are changing. I know York College tutors have continued to provide fantastic support and our students can now feel confident and amibitious for the future. Everyone at York College is very proud of these results and would like to wish each one of our students every success as they progress to the next stage of their lives.”

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