Leeds City College Celebrates A Level Results17 August 2012 | news archive
Overall, the College has seen a pass rate increase of 2.5% for AS Level students and 2% for A2 Level students compared to a year ago. Overall there has been a 5% increase in pass rates over the last two years.
Students achieved a 100% pass rates in a range of AS Level subjects, including Business Studies, Film Studies, Accounts, and Media Studies. Pass rates had also increased in English by 10% and Law by 14%.
Phil Blake, Head of Faculty for A Levels at the College, said:
“We are delighted with students’ results again this year. It is very encouraging to see excellent pass rates in key subjects such as English, History and Psychology. These results are testament to the hard work of our students and the quality of teaching and support they received from our team of dedicated staff.”
Among this year’s achievers are top students Soniya Rehman,18, who achieved A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology (and plans to study Pharmacy), and also Shalukman Hussain, 21, who gained As in Biology and Physics and an A* in Chemistry (and intends to study medicine after a gap year).
Fellow student Pete Restrick, 21, was pleased with his grades of BBA in Art, English Language & Literature and Film Studies respectively, which will see him going on to study Film Studies at King’s College London.
In his first year of study, Pete organised a group of students to enter the ‘Spotlight Film Competition’ and won the runners-up prize. The same film went on to the ‘Golden Owl Film Competition’ in Pete’s second year and won. Pete has since written and directed a short film called ‘Light’ which was entered into the ‘Inspire Film Festival’, a national competition open to university students. Pete won the category of Best Drama and then took the Best of Festival award too.
Pete said: “I’m really daunted because King’s College London runs one of the top film courses in the country! I’m really interested in pursuing Film Journalism as a career so London gives me a great advantage. College has given me a platform in which to excel, something which I definitely needed having been out of education for three years working. College gave me the boost and encouragement to achieve my goals and pushed me into areas which I had not previously been interested, such as camera work, editing and directing.”
Saul Pearson, a mature student at College, took Fine Art, Geography and Sociology at College. Saul said: “I am over the moon with my grades of A*AC, and I’m now going on to study Interdisciplinary Art & Design at Leeds College of Art & Design. I’m very surprised as the exams were really hard. I came back to college at age 29 after working at a bar for several years as I wanted to improve my life and future.”
Leeds City College offers 20 different AS and A2 Level subjects from English, Maths and Law to Italian, Politics and Dance. In the region of 500 students study at the College’s dedicated A Level Centre at the College’s Park Lane Campus. The Centre has benefited from a number of improvements including a separate entrance on Burley Road, teaching space renovations in Creative Arts, and a new dedicated social area and IT suite.
Picture 1. A Level students Peter Restrick & Saul Pearson.
Picture 2. Straight A student, Shalukman Hussain.