Near 100 per cent A-Level pass rate for sixth form college

Students at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College celebrate their A-Levels.
Students at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College celebrate their A-Levels.

A-Level students at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College have shown once again that they are a class act with another bumper year of exam results.

With a 99 per cent overall pass rate, there was real reason to celebrate for the students and teachers at the North Shields based sixth form college whose academic results have continued to soar year on year.

Andrew Mobberley, 18, secured two A* and two A grades in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry is heading off to Edinburgh University to study Astro physics.

He said: “I have had an amazing two years at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form. I chose to study here because of the warm and friendly atmosphere and the support and encouragement of the teachers who go the extra mile.”

Robert Moscrop is heading to Cambridge to read Maths having secured two A*s and two As in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and History.

Sara Foreman, 18, from Tynemouth, was also celebrating after securing straight As in History, Classics and Sociology. She is now off to study History and Philosophy at Newcastle University.

Kate Dowell, who travelled more than two hours each day from Sunderland to the North Shields campus, was also celebrating her success securing a place at Edinburgh University to read History.

Jonathan Cavanagh was celebrating three A grades in Physics, Maths and Further Maths, plus a B in Chemistry.

Denise Bolton, Head of Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College, said: “We are delighted with this year’s A-Level results across the board but particularly the overwhelming success of our students studying Maths and Science subjects.

“We are the only college in the north east of England to have been awarded STEM Assured accreditation in recognition of our commitment to achieving the highest standards in Science, Maths and Technology and our ongoing investment has certainly reaped rewards for this year’s students..”

She added: “Today’s fantastic results are evidence of the high standard of teaching and support delivered at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College by specialist teaching staff, but also the mature attitude of our students to their learning.”