A Levels: Thomas Bennett Community College achieves ‘amazing’ pass rate

Photo submitted by Thomas Bennett Community College
Photo submitted by Thomas Bennett Community College

Thomas Bennett Community College achieved an ‘amazing’ 99.3 per cent A Level pass rate this year.

A statement from the academy in Ashdown Drive, Tilgate, which was released today (August 13), said it was ‘particularly pleasing’ 60 per cent of its pupils achieved a C or higher at A Level.

It read: “We are absolutely delighted with another excellent set of Post 16 results.

“We have gone from strength to strength each year – our success has been due to our strong targeting and support for students. On behalf of the students we would like to thank the members of staff who have given many additional hours of guidance support to help them realise their potential.”

Connor Simpson got an A* for his Extended Project Qualification, and Bs in his Theatre Studies, Performing Arts, Communication & Culture A-levels.

He said: “I’m ecstatic with my results! I’m so pleased that all my hard work has paid off.

“I’m really grateful to all of the staff at Thomas Bennett for their support throughout my time here.

“I’m looking forward now to starting my Theatre Arts degree at Derby University in September!”

James Hayes, who for his A-levels got a B in Media Studies, C in Photography and D in History, said: “I’m incredibly happy with the grades that I received, I joined Thomas Bennett in the sixth form and have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from the staff and other students here.

“My grades have meant I’m off to Derby University in September to study Film Production and I can’t wait!”

The school’s pass rate for the first year of the two-year A Level course was its best ever.

Ninety per cent of student passed their AS Levels with A* to E, which was an improvement of 12 per cent from last year.

All its Vocational students passed across all subjects for the fifth year running with a ‘significant increase’ in the numbers of students achieving merits and distinctions.

Students who took an extended project qualification achieved 33 per cent A*-A pass rate, 70 per cent A*-B and 100 per cent A*-D.

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