A-level and BTEC results continue long history of strong grades at Hartpury


Hartpury College students are celebrating today, after recording another impressive year of A-level and BTEC Level 3 results. Students from the Gloucestershire institution achieved higher than the national A-level pass rate, as well as achieving high BTEC grades once more.

With students around the country collecting their A-level, T-Level and BTEC results today, Hartpury College students achieved an overall A-level pass rate of 98.4% continuing the strong performance by A-level students seen over the last six years. This is above the 97.2% national pass rate for 2023. BTEC diploma students, who also now take national exams as part of their course, also built on the success of previous years with a large proportion achieving a Distinction grade profile and an overall 99.4% pass rate.

Claire Whitworth, Deputy Principal at Hartpury College said: “I would like to congratulate all of our students and staff on their hard work, dedication, and focus over the last two years, which is reflected in the fantastic grades they have achieved. These results are even more of an accomplishment when you consider that this cohort of students had their GCSEs impacted by the pandemic. Each and every student should be proud of their achievements. As ever, I’d like to thank the parents and carers who provided invaluable support throughout the year to make these successes a reality.

“I wish all of our completing students the best of luck with their future employment or university ventures, whether 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 I hope that we have provided a springboard for these students in their future endeavours.”

As with previous years, many students have opted to progress onto a Hartpury University degree in September. Others have been accepted onto degree courses at Nottingham University, the University of Manchester, University College London, and the University of Birmingham to study subjects including Biology, Mathematics, Veterinary Medicine, and Psychology and Language Sciences. Many other students have secured full-time employment.

This year, Hartpury College is celebrating its 75th anniversary and remains a leading choice for students wishing to study A-levels, BTEC diplomas in agriculture, animal, equine, sport, outdoor adventure, and uniformed protective services, as well as Access to HE qualifications. The college recently announced that it will launch its initial T Levels in Land-Based Engineering, Crop Production and Livestock Production in 2024-25.

97% of college students progress into employment, university, or further study (Hartpury 2023), highlighting how well prepared they are for life after Hartpury. The institution is rated ‘Ofsted Outstanding in all areas’ for academic and curriculum-related provision. Alongside their main qualification, students undertake work experience and extracurricular activities as part of a unique Hartpury College Certificate, to develop important life and employability skills in preparation for their future career or university.

College students at Hartpury benefit from a university on site, providing progression onto a number of prestigious undergraduate degrees across its specialist subject areas of agriculture, animal, equine, sport, and veterinary nursing. Students from over 60 countries world-wide join a vibrant higher education culture and close-knit community known as the Hartpury Family. Hartpury graduates benefit from outstanding teaching, ranked in the top six in the UK in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, and enjoy a 97% employability rate, according to Graduate Outcomes 2023.

For information about degrees and places at Hartpury University available this September (2023), call 01452 702333.