Hartpury College A-level students achieve best-ever pass rate


Students at Hartpury College have today achieved a record-breaking overall A-level pass rate of nearly 100 per cent. 

With students around the country collecting their A-level results today, Hartpury College students had an overall pass rate of 99.2 per cent – the highest-ever for Hartpury.

Thirteen out of the 14 A-level subjects offered by Hartpury College achieved a 100 per cent pass rate.

There was further positive news for Hartpury College as 74.2 per cent of its students achieved grades of A* to C an increase of 23 per cent from 2018.

Layton Chambers is looking forward to studying at Hartpury University, which shares the same 360-hectare campus as Hartpury College, after studying A-levels in Environmental Science, Geography and Physical Education.

“I’m over the moon,” said Layton, who played for Hartpury College’s title-winning AASE rugby team last season.

“Hartpury has been really great in helping me combine my rugby with my studies through being flexible with the timetabling.

“The standard of rugby here is incredible and the facilities are second to none.”

Francesca Morgan was delighted to achieve three A grades, in Biology, History and Psychology.

“I wasn’t sure what grades to expect when I came in to collect my results today, but now I’ve got them I feel absolutely ecstatic,” said Francesca, who plans to study a Psychology degree at the University of Birmingham.

“My tutors were always really helpful and were there when you needed them, and the campus is a really good environment in which to study.

“The past two years at Hartpury provided me with a great opportunity to meet new people and overall it’s been a really positive experience.”

Alexandra Brown is heading to university after achieving an A grade in Geography and a B grade in both Environmental Science and Biology.

“These are the results I’d been hoping for – it’s a big relief,” said Alexandra. “It’s been worth all the hard work.”

Hartpury College Vice-Principal Claire Whitworth said: “I would like to congratulate all the students and staff on their hard work and dedication over the last two years in support of this year’s exams – fantastic achievement!

“I wish all students the best of luck with their future employment or university ventures here at Hartpury University or elsewhere.

“We believe that Hartpury provides a unique environment in which to prepare students for their next steps, both academically and with wider life skills and we have no doubt that you will succeed in your future endeavours.”

This year’s best-ever A-level results continue another highly successful year for Hartpury College.

In March, Hartpury College was rated outstanding across all areas by Ofsted for its residential provision for students. 

The overall experiences and progress of young people, how well they’re helped and protected, and the effectiveness of leaders and managers, all received the highest possible grade from the government’s education watchdog.

It came just months after Hartpury College, which offers A-levels and a range of diplomas in agriculture, animal, equine and sports, was rated outstanding across all areas in an Ofsted further education and skills report.

In July, Hartpury again received the highest rating of all specialist land-based further education colleges in the Department for Education’s 2019 student satisfaction survey. 

For information about courses and places at Hartpury available this September, call 01452 702333.

Picture: Hartpury College A-level students today after receiving their examination results

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