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Celebrating 100% success in 11 subjects on A Level results day

Students achieved a phenomenal 2,083 A Level passes this year across more than 30 subjects, up on last year’s figure of 1,826, with many getting the grades that they need to go to some of the world’s best universities.

The pass rate was a brilliant 94% with 100% pass rates in 11 subjects. Languages were particularly strong, with 100% in Spanish, Italian and Turkish.

Among this year’s top performers was Megan Hack, 18, who achieved three A* grades in Fine Art, Graphic Communication and English Literature. She is now off to the University of the Arts London (UAL) to study Fine Art.

“I’m a little bit shocked but very happy. I worked really hard and thought I’d done well, but never expected to do that well,” said Megan.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at CANDI. It’s a great place where you can really be yourself. The teaching is really good and everyone has been really supportive.”

Lati Gutta, 18, is heading to Cambridge University to study Human, Social and Political Sciences after gaining A* grades in sociology and politics and an A in philosophy.

She said: “I feel over the moon. I can hardly describe how I’m feeling right now, it’s not really sunk in yet. Some of my friends were there when I opened the envelope and I just burst into tears.

“There was a lot of added pressure to get the grades to get into Cambridge, but I’m really excited that I am now going to university. I almost didn’t apply but I kept surprising myself along the way. I got an interview and then offer. I’ve proved to myself I can do things well.”

David Kennedy, 18, is swapping the city for the country as he heads to Exeter University to study Politics and Economics after getting an A in Economics, B in English Literature and Creative Writing.

“I’m really pleased with my results and I’ve got into my first choice university. I can relax and celebrate.” he said.

“I opened the envelope with some of my friends and we’d all done well which is good. I’m excited about going to university. I wanted to move out of London and see some of the country, and looking forward to having that freedom away from home.”

Peter Murray, Director of the Sixth Form College, said: “It’s been another great year for the college with more students than ever taking their A Levels here.

“As in previous years, hundreds of our students will be progressing to some of the world’s finest universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, King’s and Imperial. Well done to them and to all our A Level students.

“We offer a huge number and variety of A Level subjects here – one of the widest ranges in London. As well as the traditional A Level subjects such as English, Maths and Physics, students can study subjects that very few sixth forms offer, including photography, politics and dance. We are proud of the range of courses we offer and of the diversity of experiences that our students can enjoy when they choose to study with us.”

Our students achieve record-breaking A Level results

Hundreds of Westminster Kingsway College students are celebrating getting the A Level results that they were hoping for today. The college has sustained the record-breaking results that achieved last year despite the changes to the A Level exams. This means that for hundreds of young Londoners, the dream of university, a high-quality apprenticeship, or a job, is within their reach.

The highest ever number of Westminster Kingsway students took A Levels this year and their high pass rate is especially impressive considering this year’s move to linear A levels. In addition to the high overall pass rate, high grades have increased and many students have exceeded their predictions. 100% pass rates were achieved in Further Mathematics, Physics, Spanish, Business Studies, Government & Politics, English Language & Literature, Sociology, Biology, Media, and Film Studies, with many more students achieving their personal best, making Westminster Kingsway one of the highest achieving Further Education colleges in London.

Emmie Crystal, 18, is one student celebrating today. She is off to University College London to read Spanish, having achieved A grades in Psychology, Sociology and Spanish. She is delighted with her results and, along with fellow student Rafi Islam, appeared live on Channel 5’s The Wright Stufftoday, to talk about A Levels and the options available for young people.

Kim Caplin, Principal of Westminster Kingsway College, was delighted with the results. She said: “It’s been another great year for A Levels at Westminster Kingsway, with many of our students getting the grades they need to progress to university or to a job. It’s a testament to the hard work of our students and staff who have prepared students well in a year where past papers and other teaching resources were unavailable.

“The college serves some of London’s poorest areas and a lot of the students we teach come from very challenging backgrounds. So, behind these great statistics are dozens of moving stories of student successes. Students who have either under achieved in education previously or have had to have a break for health reasons in a number of cases have achieved very high grades.

“We have also had excellent results in vocational areas with high progression rates into prestigious universities, apprenticeships and employment. It’s a very proud day for the college and our students.”

It’s not just about A Levels here though. Westminster Kingsway College also offers BTECs and those students have been receiving their results too. One student, Andrico Zacharia, has overcome the odds to land a prestigious degree apprenticeship with the leading global financial firm Goldman Sachs. His tutors at Westminster Kingsway College noticed his tech-savviness and supported him every step of the way through his BTEC Level 3 course in Computing and the demanding application process for the some of these programmes. Andrico achieved an impressive triple Distinction Star grade and even turned down an offer from a Russell Group university to join Goldman Sachs’s degree apprenticeship programme.

His achievement shows that you can go from college to earning a salary, while studying for a degree, with the prospect of a great job at the end of it… and no student debt to worry about.

CCCG join Stonewall Diversity Champions

Capital City College Group (CCCG) is delighted to announce that is has partnered with Stonewall, the largest LGBT+ rights organisation in Europe. 

CCCG will join Stonewall on its LGBT+ Diversity Champions programme, which will see the Group implementing many inclusion initiatives for its staff, such as, diversity training, sharing best practices, and research materials.  

Although Stonewall’s association with CCCG will primarily be promoting LGBT+ inclusion within its cohort of staff, it will also provide information resources for students across its three colleges – Westminster Kingsway College, City and Islington College, and The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London. 

Dennis Francis, CCCG’s Group Manager for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion said: “It is great that the Group has signed up to be a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme. As the leading LGBT+ equality charity, working with Stonewall gives us a partner who can help the Group in promoting diversity and implementing inclusion initiatives”. 

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