A Level students at Hartpury are celebrating getting into university with a number of programmes at the college achieving 100% pass rates.
The college has seen an overall improvement in results of around 4% since 2015. Several subjects have also seen students achieve significantly better results than last year with the majority boasting a 100% pass rate. Hartpury also saw two of its students achieve three A* results while 44.4% of students in Economics achieved an A*or A.
Hartpury’s Vice Principal, Claire Whitworth, said: “We are very pleased with the performance of our students and the support that all staff have provided in the transition to the new two year A Level format.
“We’ve invested significantly in our A Level provision since 2015 and it’s great to see continued improvement overall. A number of our subjects have seen their pass rates rise again on last year’s results. Overall it’s been another good year with our outstanding BTEC results as well.
We wish all our students well with their university study, here or elsewhere, and look forward to welcoming our new A Level intake in the next few weeks.”
As well as overall successes, Hartpury had a number of students achieve outstanding individual results.
Ryan Clark, 18, from Tewkesbury, achieved A*A*A* in Maths, Further Maths and Economics is progressing to his first choice of Oxford University to read Maths.
He said: “Maths has always been my key subject and Oxford University has been the ultimate goal. My teachers at Hartpury have gone above and beyond to help me achieve.”
18-year-old Freya Webb meanwhile has secured a prestigious work experience placement with the United Nations following her A*A*A* results.
Hayley Gough, 18, who combined her A Level study with being a part of Hartpury’s netball academy also achieved the results she needed to go and study physiotherapy at Bournemouth University.
Hayley said: “Hartpury make it so that you can study your A Levels and play sport at the same time, which was great for me. I thought it worked perfectly.”
“The teachers were great and they would do whatever they could to help you when you needed support. You could go to them with anything.”
“I want to be a physiotherapist for a football team. That would be my ultimate goal.”
A number of Hartpury students will also be moving onto Higher Education at University Centre Hartpury, studying courses in sport, equine, animal and agriculture. Places are still available through Clearing, anyone interested in university level study can phone Hartpury on 01452 702333.
Hartpury College is one of the UK’s leading land-based, sports, equine and animal colleges. The campus covers more than 360 hectares and is located near to Gloucester and Cheltenham. The college is the world’s largest equine education facility and regularly wins national titles in rugby, football, netball, rowing, golf and modern pentathlon.
Hartpury College was rated as Outstanding by Ofsted for pastoral care and support for residential students in 2016. It was also recently named as the best Specialist Land-based College in England for student achievement, as highlighted in a Government report.