10th August 2021
South Devon College students celebrate excellent A Level results, with a 100% overall pass rate
Students at South Devon College are celebrating as their hard work has paid off after working through incredibly unusual circumstances again this academic year.
Students can continue their journey with their heads held high after achieving an outstanding 100% overall pass rate. Over half of the student cohort achieved an excellent A* to B result. This continues the College’s history of exceptionally high pass rates. The College is also celebrating high results across a broad range of technical and professional qualifications.
Today’s results have helped our students to progress along their path to success, achieving places in top universities across the country.
University Centre South Devon, part of South Devon College, is now receiving high levels of enquiries for Degree and Foundation Degree programmes through its Clearing hotline.
Matthew Harbour, Vice Principal and Deputy CEO said, “Congratulations to all our successful students. The results achieved today are a testament to 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 exciting career routes.”
“At the end of what has been another challenging and very different academic year we are especially proud of every student and wish them well with their next steps. Thanks too to our fantastic A Level and curriculum staff who despite the challenges presented by the pandemic have worked devotedly with their students to support their learning and progression.”
Some of the students celebrating their results today are Amy Barber, Elizabeth Bray and Ella James.
Amy made an outstanding achievement getting an A* in Business, A* in English Language, A* in her Extended Project qualification and an A in History. She said “I’m over the moon with my results. The hard work really has paid off.” To cope with her nerves, she kept herself busy including spending this last weekend in London. Amy is now looking forward to studying History and International Relations at Kings College London.
Elizabeth also achieved fantastic results with an A in Politics, A in Photography and a B in History. “I feel so good now. So happy and relieved it’s over” she said. In the lead up to the day Elizabeth said “I was feeling calm until I was on the bus this morning but now I can relax again.” Elizabeth is looking forward now to studying journalism at East Anglia.
Ella continued the trend of great results scoring an A in Film Studies, B in Media Studies, B in Sociology and B in her Extended Project qualification. She said “I’m really happy with my results. I didn’t feel too nervous as I had already received an unconditional offer for university but I still wanted to know how well I had done.” Ella is now continuing her journey studying Fashion Marketing at Cardiff University.
Places in clearing are now open across the country, where unallocated university places are matched to students. University Centre South Devon (UCSD) has a dedicated Clearing page on ucsd.ac.uk and a Clearing advice line you can call on 08000 21 31 81 so you can find out what’s on offer locally. You can also visit the Adult Advice Evening on Thursday 9th September from 4-7pm at Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ. Visit uscd.ac.uk/events for more information.
If you’re interested in studying further or higher education, there’s still time to apply. The College’s expert team are in place to assist with progression to a variety of different pathways that your new qualifications will make possible, simply call 08000 380 123 or email them at [email protected] Alternatively, you can join South Devon College at their Open Evening on 20th October 2021 from 4-7pm. For more information and to register, visit southdevon.ac.uk/events and start your future today.