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A-Level students at Harlow College scale the heights!

Education: Secondary / Thu 18th Aug 2016 at 10:46am

Harlow College 2016FRESH from their recent educational trip to Ghana, where A Level students climbed the highest mountain and the tallest waterfall, the students have now scaled new heights in their A Level exams, securing Harlow College’s position at the summit for Student Progress.

To top it all, the College has secured a 100% pass rate for the sixth year in a row and an impressive 57% A*-B rate, compared to the national average of 53%.

Combined with Harlow’s No. 1 College position for Academic progress announced earlier this year, when the Department for Education’s performance tables were published, this is a phenomenal achievement for its students. This means that from your starting points you are more likely to get higher grades if you attend Harlow College compared to studying elsewhere.

As well as securing places at top universities, high-flying students have secured highly competitive Higher Apprenticeships with the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. The College experience has opened up doors by providing not only academic study and enrichment, but also giving students top opportunities to continue their studies with first-class employers.

Karen Spencer, Principal of Harlow College said:
“Our A Level students have had a fantastic summer and have achieved another set of brilliant results. This is down to their hard work and dedication, as well as the excellent teaching and support from our teachers. They are a credit to Harlow and are not just satisfied with academic progress, but have also taken part in volunteering in schools in Ghana, fundraised for many local and national charities, taken part in the National Citizenship Service and Harlow College’s Young Professionals Scheme.”

Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow was equally enthusiastic:
“As Harlow MP and the new Minister for Further Education‎, I am incredibly proud that yet again, Harlow College has had some outstanding results, with not just 100% pass rate but 56% of students gaining A*-Bs.
 
Since being MP for Harlow I have visited Harlow College 36 times. I love going there because the College is a lighthouse for Harlow and for its students, parents, employers and teachers. It is a lighthouse to other educational institutions up and down our country. Congratulations to everyone.”

Tracy Greenall, Head of Sixth Form said:
“We are absolutely thrilled with the A level results; it seems as though they just get better year after year! Achieving 100% pass rate and increasing the high grades is the perfect result of all the hard work put in by staff and students. We are so proud of what we have all accomplished together here at Harlow College Sixth Form and the staff look forward to witnessing our talented students using their skills and knowledge at university, in higher apprenticeships or employment, achieving their goals.”

Among the many students who achieved excellent results were:

Lukman Kazeem, 18, from Harlow: 
Biology A, Chemistry A, Maths A, Physics A
Going to University of Southampton to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Ashley Ramdass, 18, from Harlow
: Biology A, Chemistry A, Maths A
Going to Cardiff University to study Chemistry

Gabby Clements, 18, from Saffron Walden
: Psychology A*, Sociology A, English Language B
Going to the University of York to study Applied Social Science.

Kieran Panchal, 18, from Harlow 
Business Studies A, Media Studies A, English Language A
Going to the University of Westminster to study Media.

Abby Whitnall, 19, from Harlow: 
Psychology A, Biology B, Chemistry B
Going to study a Higher Apprenticeship at GlaxoSmithKline

Gemma Smith, 18, from Harlow: 
History A, Biology B, Chemistry B
Going to study a Higher Apprenticeship at GlaxoSmithKline

Emily-Rose Brachtvogel, 18, from Harlow: 
Psychology A*, Sociology A, History B 
Going to the University of Portsmouth to study Criminology and Forensic Investigation

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