Andover College has yet again proven to be one of the top A Level providers in the region with a fantastic 99.1% A Level pass rate against a national average of 97.6%. The College is in the top 4% of all colleges nationally in the UK for value added* and its holistic and personalised philosophy has proven to be incredibly effective in ensuring students of all abilities achieve more at the college than they would anywhere else.
The combination of high quality, innovative teaching and learning has seen further increases in high grade passes across a range of subjects. Students excelled in all subjects with the College performing exceptionally well in Law with 100% achieving A*-B and over 70% achieving A*-B in Film Studies and Product Design. Level three Criminology also excelled with a 100% pass rate, 69% students achieving A*-B.
The Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Arts department continues to be the place to study creative subjects with 67% achieving A*-B in Photography and Media Studies, 50% achieving A*-B in Fine Art and Film Making.
Deputy Principal Curriculum Julie Milburn said:
We are absolutely delighted to once again exceed a 99% pass rate that so many colleges aspire to achieve. These results place Andover College at the forefront of A Level teaching and have enabled our learners to progress on to notable Russell Group universities such as Southampton, Exeter, Warwick and Sheffield. This will be further enhanced with the introduction of our innovative University Prep Programme starting in September.
Our college environment is one which facilitates and nurtures, building personal confidence and self-esteem as well as delivering top grades. Despite the rapid growth in student numbers at the college, we continue to challenge each individual student, every day to exceed the standard they thought was the limit of their capability. Our commitment to excellent teaching and a shared positive culture brings out the best in our students and they leave us well rounded, resilient people with great results and increased confidence in their future.
An A-level pass rate of 99.1% gives my whole team of staff team at Andover College a huge sense of pride for the young people, their families, the college community and the role they play in obtaining these wonderful results.
Shea, now off to the University of Southampton to study Biological Sciences achieved A* in Biology and A’s in Chemistry, Maths and Extended Project Qualification. He said:
I chose to go to Andover College because the teachers came across as personable, passionate and the college was local to me. I would describe my time here as enjoyable and would highly recommend Andover College.
Ethan, who achieved A’s in Biology, Chemistry and Maths, said:
I want to go into dental surgery and am planning to go to Plymouth University. My time at Andover College has been exciting and challenging, I would definitely recommend Andover College to anyone thinking of coming here. I would describe Andover College as fun, challenging and rewarding.
Assistant Principal, Ben Stokes was delighted by the students’ success and celebrated with students and his team today commenting:
I’m very proud of our A Level pass rates, the students that work hard to achieve them and the staff that support and motivate our students throughout the entire process. We are able to deliver such high results by working with each individual and putting in place a specific support plan to enable them to progress and fulfil their full potential. I would also like to thank the local secondary schools who work tirelessly to support their students through their GCSE’s which gives the students a great platform from which to come to us and build on. The A-level results are testament to the hard work and excellence of education in Andover and the surrounding areas.
To join the college on our outstanding journey and to view an exciting range of both A Level and vocational courses available at Andover College go to andover.ac.uk or call 01264 360000.
Photo: Shae, who will go on to study biological sciences at University of Southampton