YEOVIL COLLEGE ACHIEVES IMPRESSIVE RESULTS DESPITE NATIONAL DOWNTURN
Yeovil College and Yeovil College’s Kingston Sixth Form Centre are celebrating extraordinary results again, despite the national downturn in A Level results.
Yeovil College can confirm that for the seventh consecutive year, students studying A Levels have achieved an impressive 100% or 99% pass rate, with English, Economics, Law, Photography and Art and Design achieving a 100% attainment rate for A*-C grades, whilst 50% of the student cohort achieved A*-B grades in Art, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Geography, History, Law, Mathematics, Photography and Psychology.
For students sitting the 2022 A Levels, this is the first time they have sat a national examination due to the pandemic; it is the first full examination year for linear A Levels; and they have contended with a disrupted period of teaching and learning. For Yeovil College students, this year sees a significantly increased student cohort with more students sitting three A Level subjects and an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) than ever before; in fact, more than double the numbers in 2018/2019 (the last fully examined year before the pandemic).
Over one third of entries have achieved A*-A high grades, and 40% of students achieved at least one A grade, again significantly bucking the downward national trend (against an estimated 2% downturn), whilst the following subjects achieved a 100% pass rate:
- Art & Design
- English Literature
- English Language
- Environmental Science
Highest performing students have again raised the bar against the national average with 83% of Yeovil College A Level students achieving A*-C grades.
When comparing Yeovil College examination results to the previous pre-pandemic figures from 2018/19, which was effectively the last time students sat a full set of examinations, we have seen an extraordinary increase in results, particularly with high grades, and twice as many students undertaking A Level examinations:
- 16% positive increase in A*-A grades
- 17% positive increase in A*-B grades
- 9% positive increase in A*-C grades.
Mark Bolton, CEO & Principal at Yeovil College, said: “We are delighted to formally congratulate our students, who have yet again impressed us with their relentless drive and ambition to achieve the very highest grades in both A Level and vocational subjects.
“Our students have been consistently brilliant in applying themselves throughout this year and in completing their studies with care and precision, which has now provided them with the results they rightly deserve. Their achievements are all the more commendable given the disruption to their education since March 2020; they are a remarkable generation with the resilience to make a great impact in the world.”
The vast majority of Yeovil College students have also secured their first-choice destination and university choices, including prestigious Russell Group universities, which will enable them to pursue their chosen careers. Our local and partner universities have also been favoured this year, helping to retain the next generation of academic talent and future workers within the South West. University destinations include the University of Oxford, University of The West of England, Exeter University, Bournemouth University, University of Southampton, Coventry University, University of Winchester, University of Plymouth, University of Reading, University Campus of Football Business in Wembley to as far as the University of York.
Popular university progression subjects chosen by Yeovil College students this year include Biomedicine, Psychology, Criminology, Business, Marketing, Journalism, Law, Sports Management, Agriculture and Zoology.
Matt Holmes, Head of Yeovil College’s Kingston Sixth Form, said: “This has been an extremely challenging year, but our students have gained impressive grades against a background of undertaking full examinations for the very first time. The vast majority of students have achieved the grades they require to progress to their intended destinations, including Russell Group universities. We wish them every success for their onward journeys.”
A summary of the Yeovil College A Level results 2022:
- 100% or 99% A Level pass rate for the seventh consecutive year
- 83% of students achieved A*-C grades
- 28% of students achieved A*-A grades
- 40% of students achieved at least one A grade
- One third of entries achieved straight A*-A grades.