A level celebrations at Chichester College

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CHICHESTER College celebrated an A level pass rate of 97 per cent.

An impressive 22 A-level subjects had achievement rates of 100%, including notoriously hard subjects such as physics, biology, economics, geography, French and Spanish.

The high grades achieved at A2 this year rose by seven per cent compared to last year, with 72 per cent of exams being grade A*-C.

This is particularly important in this year of intense competition for university entry; higher grades giving Chichester College students an advantage in getting into the universities of their choice.

Reflecting on the results, Vicki Illingworth, assistant principal for student success, said: “We are extremely proud of our students and the hard work they have put into their studies to achieve such great success.

“Our students are looking forward to taking up their university places and celebrating their results with friends and family.

“We are very pleased for them and delighted that Chichester College continues to help students achieve their potential.”

This year, the college offered a new qualification to top students, the AQA Baccalaureate.

This gave talented students an additional opportunity to distinguish themselves from their peers in the bid for highly sought after university places.

To gain this qualification as well as A levels, students had to complete an extended research project.

All the students who took the AQA Baccalaureate project passed, with 84 per cent achieving an A*-B grade.