HUNDREDS of students from USP College are celebrating passing their A-Levels today, with 99.5% of A-Level students passing.
English, Further Maths and STEM & Computing were among the 37 A-Level courses that achieved a 100% pass rate across the USP College campuses, based in Chadwell Road, Grays, and Runnymede Chase, Benfleet.
Principal Dan Pearson said: “I’m delighted to see such high percentages of successes across our career paths, with many students getting the grades they need for their exciting next steps and future plans.”
“These results come on the back of the significant progress we’ve made over the past couple of years in ensuring our curriculum meets the needs of employers and learners following the merger of Seevic and Palmer’s Colleges in 2017. The high rates demonstrate how well our students perform without the pressures of exams, which can result in an inaccurate reflection of a student’s abilities. The 2021 results and assessment methods represent a move towards a true measure of student performance.”
361 students successfully completed their A-Levels at USP College, with the majority achieving the required grade to move on to their intended next steps. One particular student, Andrea Neville, has been offered a place at the University of Oxford to study Ancient and Modern History in October 2021.
Andrea said: “I really liked the community feel. Teachers are so dedicated and during online learning all my teachers stayed in regular contact, making sure we were okay. All our online lessons were engaging and interesting. The College helped me learn how to work independently which has been great preparation for university, but equally I always knew my teachers were there to support me if I needed it.”
USP College, which stands for Unified Seevic Palmer’s, launched its Career-Focused Learning Strategy in 2020 to ensure students leave College with the knowledge and skills they need to stand out for high-end careers such as accountancy, software engineering, investment banking, medical science and law among others.
While studying at USP College, students have the opportunity to participate in professional development days, where sessions are led by industry experts in their chosen career sector. They can also learn career-specific skills that aren’t covered in the course curriculum, and gain broader employability and study skills to help them become a more attractive university or job applicant. Students also visit local employers to gain real work experience as part of these professional development days.
They are also able to join career-sector specific College Companies, which simulate day-to-day life in the work environment and allow students to work on live briefs for local and national businesses.
Applications are still open for courses starting in September 2021, and will open in October for courses starting in September 2022. To find out more, or to apply, visit www.uspcollege.ac.uk, call 01268 756 111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.