Staff, students, parents and Governors at NEW College Pontefract are celebrating huge successes this week with the publication of exam results which are described by John Gough, Chair of Governors, as “absolutely exceptional”.
With A level pass rates at 99.4%, high grade rates at 51% and 28 subjects out of 34 achieving a 100% pass rate, NEW College’s performance is another endorsement of its recent Ofsted Outstanding grade. In every area results exceed all expectations and all targets, and students’ results at AS level, which is the halfway point in the A level journey, are the strongest in the College’s history.
Behind the impressive headline figures lie many individual success stories. These include:
Heather Hutchinson, Adam Howard and Ashley Roberts all achieved 3 A levels at A*.
Emily Hutley, Marianna Mertzanis and Riannan Singh all achieved 4 A levels with 3 of these graded A*.
Lauren Walsh and Milena Obradovic both achieved 4 A levels, 2 at A and 2 at A*.
Emily Baker achieved 5 A levels all at Grade A.
Daniel Schab, Bethan Mills and Isabella Procter all achieved 4 A levels, 3 at Grade A and 1 at A*.
Emily Owen, Jade Brown, Callum Straw, Matthew Fenton and Olivia Gardner all achieved 4 A levels at Grade A.
George Nettleton has been awarded a place at the prestigious and competitive Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), and Emily Hutley will take up a place at Oxford University.
NEW College’s Principal, Pauline Hagen, said “These results, coming shortly after our Outstanding Ofsted report, demonstrate that the College ranks as one of the very best, both locally and nationally. Staff here, at NEW College, work incredibly hard and set very high standards which our students respond to. Today is a day for celebration and we wish our students the very best of luck as they progress to the next stage of their lives with results of which they can feel very, very proud.”