Andover College has again achieved an incredible 100% A-Level pass rate.
Today’s impressive results for the old Cricklade College demonstrates that the College’s more personalised philosophy to teaching is paying dividends for students.
As reported by Love Andover earlier this year, Andover College is also ranked in the top 5% in the UK for value–added at A Level, indicating that students of all abilities achieve more at the College.
Management at the College claim that the approach where students are “a name, not a number” has seen 78% achieving A*-C grades.
Students excelled in all subjects getting top grades across the board performing exceptionally well in sciences with an incredible 83% achieving A*-B grades in Physics and over 70% achieving A*-B in Further Maths, Chemistry and Psychology.
The Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Arts department also stood out with 100% A*-B in Film Making and 80% in Graphics – both flagship subjects in the College’s unique ‘Digital Futures’ programme.
Principal Tim Jackson said: “We are naturally delighted to once again achieve a flawless 100% pass rate which saw some great stories of personal achievement. We are committed to our philosophy of excellence and a genuinely personalised experience for our students.
“Not only do they gain outstanding results, they become deep learners focused with critical thinking and analytical skills, which prepares them for advanced study at university and their future careers.”
Sam Sutton, who also received an offer from the University of Oxford has chosen the University of Warwick, with his A* in Maths and A grades in Physics, Further Maths and Chemistry. Sam attributes his success to the close-knit community at Andover saying: “You get lots of one-to-one time with the lecturers who you can tell just love what they do”.
Another Russell Group university beckons for Liming Yang who is off to University of Exeter to study Medical Science. Liming achieved an A* in Maths and A grades in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Commenting on his time at Andover College he said: “The individual support has been invaluable. I moved to the UK at 16 not speaking a word of English and the teachers have provided so much support, they are really interesting, the lessons are never dull, a total joy in fact”.
Exemplary student Alice Hill who is off to University of Southampton with her A in History, A in Classics and B in Environmental Studies to study History and Ancient History. The small classes stand out for Alice with her commenting: “You get lots of personal support and the lecturers are really engaging and there’s such a great vibe at the College”.
Alice Bathie is off to Falmouth University to study Film having achieved an A in Art and Film, B in Creative Writing and A* in her Extended Project Qualification. Commenting on her time at Andover she said: “The College is such a safe, happy place. All my lecturers and peers have been amazing, it made me fall back in love with learning again.”
Head of Faculty for 6th Form, Ben Stokes celebrated with the students and his team today commenting: “We have consolidated our position as an outstanding provider for A Levels. Not only were students able to build on last year’s superb achievements but also able to do this in light of significant A Level reforms, which posed challenges for students by the depth and breadth of a new curriculum.
“We’re very proud of our students’ hard work and commitment and our teaching team’s ability to help develop the skills for students to excel individually and produce standout results above the national average”
For further information on the range of both A Level and vocational courses available at Andover College visit www.andover.ac.uk.