A-LEVEL RESULTS: West Notts College students celebrate “incredibly rewarding” grades

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Students at West Notts College celebrated another great year of A-level results this morning, with an overall 98.8 per cent pass rate.

Just under half of the results achieved were A*-B grades, while more than three quarters were A*-C grades.

A Level results day at West Nottinghamshire College, pictured is Charlotte Swindells who will be studying Media and Broadcast Journalism at Nottingham Trent University

A Level results day at West Nottinghamshire College, pictured is Charlotte Swindells who will be studying Media and Broadcast Journalism at Nottingham Trent University

And 14 out of the 18 subjects at the college received 100 per cent pass rates.

Principal and chief executive, Dame Asha Khemka, said: “I’m delighted we have once again delivered an excellent set of A-level results which confirm the college’s position as one of the regions top-performers for academic, as well as vocational, achievement.

“This doesn’t just happen, it comes from all the hard work and effort that our students put in to achieving success, supported by their caring and dedicated tutors.

“It is incredibly rewarding to see students gain the grades the need to get into their chosen universities or progress to studying a higher education qualification right here at college.

A Level results day at West Nottinghamshire College, pictured is Lindsay Hill who will be studying History at Leeds University

A Level results day at West Nottinghamshire College, pictured is Lindsay Hill who will be studying History at Leeds University

“Huge congratulations to all our students on this important landmark as they now prepare to take their next step towards fulfilling their career ambitions.”

Some students were in tears of joy after collecting their results and many of them said they were still in shock.

Lindsay Hill, 18, from Mansfield, achieved three A* grades in English language, psychology and history, and an A grade in the extended project qualification. The grades have secured her place at the University of Leeds to study history.

She said: “I didn’t think it was actually possible for me to do that well, especially to study a subject like history.

A Level results day at West Nottinghamshire College, pictured is Rachel Davison who is going to Brackenhurst for Equine Studies

A Level results day at West Nottinghamshire College, pictured is Rachel Davison who is going to Brackenhurst for Equine Studies

“It was such a relief to get into uni.”

Callum Lack, 18, from Mansfield Woodhouse, got three A grades in maths, accounting and ICT - landing him a spot at the University of York to study accounting, finance and management.

He said: “I still can’t believe it.

“I couldn’t sleep last night thinking about it and I kept checking on the UCAS website until I found out I had got in!”

A Level results day at West Nottinghamshire College, pictured is Callum Lack who will be studying accounting and finance at York Universitiy

A Level results day at West Nottinghamshire College, pictured is Callum Lack who will be studying accounting and finance at York Universitiy

His proud mum, Tracey Morley, cried when she found out, and described the results as “amazing”,

Rachel Davison, 18, from Mansfield, said she was “glad to have gone through it all” after she received two A grades in history and English and a B in psychology.

She said: “I felt quite nervous before, but now I’m over the moon.”

Rachel is taking a gap year to get work experience before going on to university.

Mum and mature student, Joanna Smith, 33, from Huthwaite, was pleased to have got into the University of Derby to study a foundation degree in geography and environmental hazards.

After a rollercoaster of a year, with the death of her father half way through, she still managed to secure a place.

She said: “My grades could have been better, but I still got a place. I’m not a quitter!”

Charlotte Swindells, 18, from Jacksdale, received two A grades and two B grades that have bagged her a place studying broadcast journalist at Nottingham Trent University.

She said: “I’m so happy!

“I’ve got into my first choice I just can’t believe it.”

The college opened it’s doors at 8am to give students the earliest possible opportunity to collect their results and also provided them with breakfast foods and drinks.

They were also given access to computers and telephones to contact UCAS (Universities and College Admissions Service) and college staff were available to offer support and advice.