15th August 2019

Students at South Devon College are over the moon today as they discover their hard work has paid off. This year, students boast a strong 97% overall pass rate, continuing the College’s streak of exceptionally high pass rates; even when including the results of the broad range of technical and professional qualifications that the College offers for the first time ever.

More than ever before, the College have seen more students this year achieve higher levels of progress from the time they start their studies to when they receive their results. This translates to more people having the opportunity to secure places at university, in apprenticeships, employment and pursue successful careers.

All eyes are now set on the next exciting chapter of their academic or professional careers. Today’s results have helped them to progress along their path to success, achieving positions in university destinations across the country and at University Centre South Devon.

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Matthew Harbour, Vice Principal for Curriculum and Quality said, “Congratulations to all our successful students. The results achieved today are a testament to all of their hard work and dedication leading up to this point, and will underpin their successful progression into the future. Many of our students have now earnt the necessary grades to secure places at universities locally or further afield, taking up apprenticeship opportunities or pursuing other career routes. We are proud of every student and wish everyone the best of luck with their next steps in education or the world of work.”

James Boothroyd: Studied Level 3 Film and Television Production Extended Diploma and achieved a Merit grade, successfully securing his university place to pursue his dream of becoming a Director.

Dominic Smith: Achieved an A in Maths, B in Chemistry, and B in Physics. He has secured his place in university and wants to pursue a Master’s in Chemistry, to then become a Professor, go into research, or go a completely different route and go into finance.

Lucy Branton: Achieved an A* in Sociology, a B in Phsychology, and a B in English Language. She said “the fun and relaxed environment is what made me choose the course and South Devon College. The teachers supported me to a new level. Lucy now has a place at Marjon University studying a BSc in Speech and Language Therapy.

Brianna Berry and Angel May Harper: Studied the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science and both achieved a Distinction*, Distinction*, and Distinction. Brianna is going to Bournemouth University studying Psychology and Forensic Investigation, whilst Angel is going on to study Biology, Ecology and Conservation at Exeter University.

Aisha Newton: Completed her A Levels in Criminology, Sociology, Psychology and Maths, and is working to pursue a career in the Police force. Her advice to other students is: “when taking notes, make simple notes that make sense to you. Don’t just copy from books and powerpoints.”

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Places in Clearing are now open across the country, where unallocated university places are matched to students without one. University Centre South Devon has a dedicated Clearing Advice Line on 08000 21 31 81 so you can find out what’s on offer with us locally. You can also visit our University Centre South Devon Open Day on Saturday 7th September from 10am – 1pm at Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ. If you have any questions or enquiries, contact [email protected] contact 08000 21 31 81.

If you’re interested in studying further or higher education, the College’s award-winning Helpzone team are on hand to offer advice and guidance to you. The expert team are in place to assist with progression to a variety of different pathways that your new qualifications will make possible. Why not give them a call on 08000 380 123 or email at [email protected] and start your future today.

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