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16th August 2018

York College is absolutely elated to announce a record 99.9 per cent A Level pass rate with nearly 60 per cent high grades achieved (A* - B) out of almost 900 A Level entries this year.

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An impressive 35 students achieved three or more A* or A grades, with 8 students gaining 3 A*s or more, together with 37 subjects celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate. These are the most remarkable set of results the College has ever seen.

At a time when many schools and colleges have dropped AS Level exams, we are also delighted to see our very best AS results, which will have prepared our first year A Level students for next year and help them secure top offers this autumn at university, or from employers.

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There are too many inspirational students to mention in one press release. However, Oxford and Cambridge university places were secured by the following students:

  • Lucas Davison (formerly of Ryedale School) achieved: Maths (A*), Government & Politics (A), Modern History (A), AS Level Further Maths (A). He will study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
  • Sam Holmes (formerly of Garforth Academy) achieved: Chemistry (A*), Maths (A*), Further Maths (A*), AS Level Physics (A) and an Extended Project Qualfication (A*). He will study Natural Sciences at Selwyn College, Cambridge
  • Edward Mellor (formerly of Barlby High School) achieved: Early Modern History (A*), English Literature (A*), French (A*). He will study History & French at Worcester College, Oxford
  • Cat Robinson (formerly of St John Fisher Catholic High School, Harrogate) achieved: Biology (A*), Chemistry (A*), Maths (A*), Further Maths (A). She will study Biochemistry at Wadham College, Oxford
  • Hannah Rodger (formerly of Appleby Grammar School, Cumbria) achieved top grades in an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Humanities. She will study English at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
  • Kate Wareing (formerly of Crawshaw Academy, Pudsey) achieved: English Language/Literature (A*), French (A), Modern History (A). She will study French & German at Queens' College, Cambridge

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More fantastic student successes include:

Bradley Almond (formerly of Hull College): Further Maths (A*), Maths (A*), Additional Further Math (A),  Physics (A*), Chemistry (A), progressing to Durham University to study Natural Sciences.

Mark Beech (formerly of Snaith School): Law (A*), Maths (A*), History (A), Extended Project Qualification (A), progressing to the University of York to study Law.

Enrico Cavallaro: Biology (A*), Chemistry (A*), Maths (A*) and AS Level Further Maths (A), a gap year working in Scientific Consultancy before progressing to Imperial College London to study Biochemistry.

Patrick Forbes (formerly of Abbey Grange C of E Academy): Further Maths (A*), Maths (A*), Physics (A*), progressing to the University of Manchester to study Physics with Theoretical Physics.

Jonathan Foster (formerly of Barlby High School) : Maths (A*), Further Maths (A), Music Technology (A), Physics (A), progressing to University of Edinburgh to study Physics and Music.

Abigail Harman: Maths (A*), Physics (A*), Further Maths (A), Music Technology (A), progressing to the University of Edinburgh to study Mathematics.

Rebecca Haslam (formerly of Tacaster Grammar School ): Biology (A), Geography (A), Psychology (A), Extended Project Qualfication (A*), progressing to Newcastle University to study Geography.

Bethan Law (formerly of Millthorpe School): Maths (A*), Further Maths (A*), Physics (A*), Computer Science (A*), Extended Project Qualfication (A*), progressing to Durham University to study Mathematics.

Nicola Merrett (formerly of Tadcaster Grammar School): Law (A*), Psychology (A*), Sociology (A*), Extended Project Qualfication (A*), progressing to Lancaster University to study Sociology.

Jem Parker (formerly of Manor C of E Academy) and A Level Student of the Year at York College: Textiles (A*), Psychology (A*), English Language (A), Extended Project Qualification (A*), pursuing a career in the church.

Lewis Poll  (previously of Manor CE Academy): Biology  (A*), Chemistry(A*), Maths (A*), Physics (A*), Psychology (A), progressing to Imperial College London to study Chemistry with Molecular Physics.

Heather Shillito (formerly of John Smeaton Academy): Law (A*), Psychology (A*), Ancient History (A), progressing to the University of Leeds to study Law.

Robert Short (formerly of Millthorpe School): Further Maths (A*), Maths (A*), Ancient History (A), Extended Project Qualification (A*), progressing to the University of Bath to study Economics.

Harry Wade (formerly of Manor C of E Academy):  Ancient History (A), Drama & Theatre Studies (A), English Literature (A), progressing to Durham University to study Ancient History.

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Due to recent changes in data protection, York College cannot release the results of all its students until permission has been given to do so. As soon as the College has permission to release more individual students' results, these will be given to the press and distributed on the College’s social media channels.

Dr Alison Birkinshaw, Principal of York College, said: “These results are sensational and I am thrilled that our students have done so well. This is a time when A Level specifications have changed and students take all their exams at the end two years. Our fantastic tutors have had to adapt very quickly to support students so they are able to achieve the very best grades. I must therefore pay tribute to the hard work of our A Level Faculty team at York College and our industrious students. We are all so delighted they can now move onto top universities with confidence and be proud of their achievements.”

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