Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is celebrating its remarkable A Level and Vocational results, which saw the college achieve an overall 99% A Level and 100% Vocational Pass rate.
This year, the government and Ofqual have introduced deflationary measures with the intention of recalibrating grades to the pre-pandemic levels of 2019. Barton Peveril results, when compared with 2019, show an increase in A*-A’s and A*-B’s with 28% of students’ grades being an A* or A and 59% A-B. 82% of Barton Peveril A level students’ grades are A*-C.
The students taking vocational qualifications also excelled, achieving a 100% pass rate with over 65% achieving Distinction or Distinction*. This represents a significant improvement on 2019, when 50% achieved Distinction or Distinction*.
The Class of 2023 students will progress on to prestigious universities, such as Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, Medicine courses, top conservatoires and coveted apprenticeships. Prior to the results, students were confirmed apprenticeships at firms such as BAE Systems, DSTL, and Hampshire Constabulary.
Speaking on the students’ success, Principal Rob Temple said:
My congratulations to the students. The results are testament to their hard work and positive attitude and I am delighted for them. They were a fantastic year group to have around campus and they should feel proud of their achievements. They have managed to exceed the results of the 2019 cohort and enabled themselves to progress onto some really exciting destinations.”
Vice Principal of Students and Progress, Jan Frost said:
We are incredibly proud of how well our students have performed, in the face of three years of interrupted learning throughout Covid. This year’s A level students may never have sat an externally assessed exam before this summer, having been awarded Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) for their GCSEs in 2021. That makes their achievement all the more impressive. We wish them all the very best for their future successes!”
Off to Oxford…
Nina Bird and Jess Hibbert are now off to Oxford to study Biology and Law respectively. They both discussed their time at the College:
Barton was more of a community to me then I had thought it was going to be. You see the community aspect being promoted, but I really did feel it. When we left [in May] I really missed that. It’s so inclusive here, and it was helpful to get us through college.”Jess
Yeah – definitely. I think I’ve really benefited from the Careers Team here as well, from Ros (Careers Manager) in particular. The support has been incredible and [you build] personal relationships you build with the career advisors who are getting you through. When it’s multiple times a week in the exams season, going to them, their support is really important, especially throughout the whole Oxbridge application process is really helpful. Also, the mentoring scheme that the careers team did that the Careers Team did – I found that really helpful to talk to people who know more about my subjects than I did, it was really important when applying/interviewing.”Nina
Off to Imperial College…
Mack Sung studied Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry, achieving A*s in every subject. He is going to study Mathematics at Imperial College London. He spoke about results day:
Good job everyone who did A Levels this year. It’s a very tough year, and I hope you got the best result and have a bright future”
Off to Solent…
Had a great experience at Barton and [she] cannot wait to go to university at Solent.”
Her Mother, Alexandra, spoke about her experience being a parent of a Barton Peveril student:
Barton Peveril, for me, as a parent, the communication has been outstanding. We have always been told what will happen next, and what was needed to support the students, so we were ready. All [the students’] hard work has paid off, considering all that that generation has had to go through has meant that they needed to work a lot harder. The teachers here have been amazing, communication-wise whenever we needed to do anything or if we missed a parents’ evening they were always ready for a phone call or a lengthy email and for me, I recommend Barton to everyone.”