STAFF and students at Palmer’s College are celebrating today after receiving excellent A-level results, with a 100% pass rate in 17 subjects.
The College gained an overall pass rate of 97.3%, an improvement of 0.5% on the 2010 results.
Subjects with a 100% pass rate include Further Maths, English Language, Accounting, ICT, Economics and Geography.
A* – B grades were up by 2% from last year with 59 students obtaining A* grades, which was an increase from the previous year. The College is also delighted to report a 2% increase in the AS pass rate.
This year saw one exceptional student gain four A*s. Ex-Gable Hall student, Samantha Mullender gained all A*s in Biology, Chemistry, Further Mathematics and Mathematics and is off to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University.
Samantha, 18 from Corringham said: “I’m so pleased with my results and at the same time relieved that I got the grades to study the course I wanted at Cambridge.
She added: “I don’t think I would have got this far if it wasn’t for the valuable support and guidance I received from my teachers – Thank you Palmer’s!”
David Adejayi, 18 from Basildon secured a place at Oxford University to study Law. He attained three A*s in Economics, Law and Mathematics.
David said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic to have done so well, I am so happy! I really enjoyed my time here and will miss Palmer’s.”
Mark Vinall, Principal, said: “I am delighted with our A-level results today. Our students study incredibly hard and I am pleased that they now get to see their work rewarded and I know today is the start of many bright futures.”
“We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and have over 35 years experience as a sixth form College. The expertise, experience and knowledge our teachers bring to the College ensure our students have a superb learning experience while at Palmer’s. I thank all of our staff for their hard work over the past year.”
“I look forward to the coming academic year, and I am sure that we will be celebrating more fantastic results this time next year.”
These results come just a few weeks after the Palmer’s International Baccalaureate (IB) students collected their results. All 27 IB students gained either a Diploma or Certificate, with the majority of the group achieving grades exceeding three A grades at A-level. Due to its range of subjects and the amount of work the students must complete, the IB is internationally recognised as a challenging programme.