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NULC celebrates best year ever for A Level results

12th August 2015

Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) is celebrating its best A level results ever today as the overall pass rate hit 99.2 per cent.

NULC celebrates best year ever for A Level results

Not only are NULC results even better than previous years, once again students have out-performed the national pass rate of 97.4%.

Around 400 students sat A Levels in 37 subject areas with 31 subjects reporting a 100% pass rate. Last year 24 subjects achieved 100% pass rates. 

A total of 173 A* and A grades have been awarded to NULC students across a range of subjects with 348 B grades and 383 C grades also given out. This means 76.2% of students received A*-C grades – a 9% increase on last year. 

Exceptional success was achieved in languages where 75% of students achieved A*-B in Spanish, 58% in French and 50% in German. Spanish was one of NULC’s top performing subject in terms of high grade achievement, along with film studies, media, product design and further maths.

Maths and Further Maths results were also strong with 62% of students achieving A*-B grades.

100 per cent pass rates were achieved in accounting, art and design, art textiles, biology, business studies, chemistry, computing, dance, economics, English language, English literature, further maths, film studies, French, graphic design, geography, German, government and politics, human biology,  ITC, media studies, music, music technology, product design, photography, P.E, religious education, sociology, Spanish and theatre studies. 

Commenting on this year’s achievements, Karen Dobson, NULC Principal and Chief Executive said: “These record-breaking results are a testament to students and staff alike. So congratulations to all the students and thank you to staff who have worked so hard to provide the high standard of teaching, learning and support that helps our students achieve such high levels of success year after year.”

The A Level success mirrors the high levels of achievement on the College’s vocational courses, where 99% pass rates in 2015 place the College amongst the best further education colleges in the country. 

Continued Karen Dobson: “Our strong results mean that annually around 95% of all NULC students progress on to either university, apprenticeships or employment. Last year more than 800 NULC students went on to university after A levels or Extended Diplomas. I think that students picking up their GCSEs next week will want to enrol at NULC and share in our success story.”  

The College will be publishing a selection of student success stories and photographs from A Level results day on its website www.nulc.ac.uk/results from 1pm on Thursday 13 August.

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