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Rugby College scores 100 per cent A-Level pass rate

Rugby Editorial 13th Aug, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A-LEVEL results at Warwickshire College have improved for the sixth year in a row.

Students at the college’s Rugby site achieved a 100 per cent pass rate.

And combined with results at the college’s Leamington site, the figure was 98.6 per cent – an increase of 0.2 per cent and higher than the national average of 98.1 per cent.

Students across the two colleges scored a 100 per cent pass rate in 14 A-level subjects including English Literature, Biology, History and Philosophy.




Lydia Pettifer, 18 from Rugby achieved A*, C and C in Business, Health and Social Care and Sociology.

She said: “I really enjoyed the Business course so I’ve decided to continue with the subject at university. I’m going to Sheffield Hallam to study Business Marketing and I can’t wait!”


Connor McGarrity, 20 from Rugby scored B, B and C grades in Chemistry, Biology and Maths and is off to Sheffield Hallam University to study Biochemistry.

Connor McGarrity, 20, scored B, B and C grades in Chemistry, Biology and Maths.

He said: “After GCSEs I went straight into a full-time job in a local shop but, after two years there I decided it wasn’t for me so I came back to college.

“I didn’t do very well in my first year but as soon as we started applying through UCAS I realised how important it was so I decided to knuckle down and bring my A game into the second year and, thankfully, it’s really paid off!

“I’ve got exactly the grades I was after and I’m now off to my university of choice. I’m hoping to go into either medical research or toxology when I’ve completed my four years.”

Helen Kinghorn, Vice Principal (Teaching, Learning and Quality) at Warwickshire College Group said: “We are absolutely delighted with our outstanding A-Level results this year – it is a real testament to the talent, hard work and dedication of our students and staff along with the high quality teaching and learning environment here at Warwickshire College Group.

“Congratulations to the students who have achieved this fantastic success with the college, and we wish them all the very best for the future, whatever they choose to do. They should be extremely proud of their achievements today.”

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