BIG smiles, endless cheers and happy tears were all part of the jubilation on campus during today’s A-level Results Day at Palmer’s College.
Students celebrated gaining superb results with fellow students and proud staff after achieving the grades they needed to secure places at universities across the country. The College’s A-level pass rate remained high at 97.4% with 63% of students gaining A*- C grades. An impressive 16 subjects gained a 100% pass rate. They included English, Physics, Law and Further Mathematics
51 students gained Triple Distinctions (equivalent to three As at A- level) in their Level 3 BTEC courses, which achieved pass rates of 97%. Level 3 and Level 2 Secretarial results were also exceptional with a pass rate of 98%.
Following the success of older sister Samantha Mullender in 2011, Christopher Mullender continued the family’s educational success by securing a place at Oxford University to read Physics after gaining three A*s in Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics and an A in Computing.
The ex-Gable Hall student from Stanford-Le-Hope said: “I’m extremely happy with my results. It was a huge relief when I checked UCAS this morning and I saw that my hard work had paid off. Cont’d
My two years at Palmer’s have been great and I have no regrets whatsoever in choosing to come and study here. The teachers are supportive and really get the best out of you.”
Christopher is one of three students this year to a secure place at Oxbridge. Local students Samuel Webb and Daniel Argent are both off to Cambridge University. Sam will be at Cambridge for six years studying Medicine whilst Daniel Argent will be studying Human, Social and Political Sciences.
Mark Vinall, Principal, said: “Congratulations to our brilliant students and wonderful staff on another superb set of results.”