A-levels: Tresham College

Chloe Wittering and Kayleigh Sumpter, who collected their A-level results at Tresham College today (Thursday, August 14)
Chloe Wittering and Kayleigh Sumpter, who collected their A-level results at Tresham College today (Thursday, August 14)

A-level students at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education are celebrating a good set of results.

The college said out of 142 A-level entries across 14 different subjects the overall pass rate this year was 96 per cent, with 58 per cent achieving grades A* to C grades.

Clare King, head of school for A-levels said: “This year we have seen many examples of young people achieving their best and being able to progress to the university of their choice or gaining employment as a result of their commitment over the past two years and the support of some fantastic tutors and staff across the college.”

Matthew Sharman, who gained A, B, B in media, business studies and psychology has confirmed his place at Nottingham Trent University to study business management.

He said: “Studying A-levels at college has been very different from at school and I settled in very quickly. It’s helped to be the bridge between university and school and I’m ready to go in September.”

Emily Gardner, 20, will be studying biomedical sciences at Newcastle University after getting an A in biology and Bs in chemistry and maths.

Emily spent two years working before deciding to take her A-levels.

She said: “I was so nervous and jittery this morning but I’m really pleased now.

“The exams were very hard but I’m looking forward to getting started at university.”

Chloe Wittering, 18, from Kettering and friend Kayleigh Sumpter, 18, also from Kettering, are both going to Sheffield Hallam University after picking up their results.

Chloe will be studying international business and Kayleigh events management.

Kayleigh said: “My results were a lot better than I expected so I’m really pleased.”