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A-level results 2017: Westminster Kingsway College students are record breakers

PUBLISHED: 17:25 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:25 17 August 2017

Westminster Kingsway College students collecting their A-level results. Credit: Paul Grover

Westminster Kingsway College students collecting their A-level results. Credit: Paul Grover

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Students at Westminster Kingsway College are celebrating a record-breaking year after collecting their A-level results this morning.

Westminster Kingsway College students collecting their A-level results. Credit: Paul GroverWestminster Kingsway College students collecting their A-level results. Credit: Paul Grover

A third of the students gained A* to B grades and two thirds secured A* to C grades with 100per cent achievement in 10 A Level subjects, including English, sociology and physics, as well as a 96pc pass rate overall.

Vice-principal Mark Hilton said: “In the first year of the new linear A levels, Westminster Kingsway College is celebrating record breaking high grades.

“These are truly outstanding results, in a year when there has been uncertainty about how the new linear A-levels would impact on exam results.

“The new A-levels require more depth and knowledge from students to succeed so these results are really are an amazing achievement. Congratulations to all the students and the hard working staff who make A Levels a big success at London’s number one college.”

Westminster Kingsway College students collecting their A-level results. Credit: Paul Grover Westminster Kingsway College students collecting their A-level results. Credit: Paul Grover

Anna Smith, 18, achieved three A*s in her A-levels and A* in her EPQ. She is going to study politics at Leeds University and said: “I am ecstatic, surprised and so excited to be going to university.

“I just want to thank the teachers who gave extra help and really go out of their way to help you achieve your best.”

Fellow student Anna Kano, who is heading to Oxford University to study psychology, said: “I am over the moon; I got all the grades I needed and I’m so excited to be going to Oxford. I just want to thank all of my teachers who pushed me to achieve my best.”

20-year-old Alimat Bankole, gained high results in her IT software development BTECH Extended Diploma – but chose to take an apprenticeship route to higher education. She is undertaking a degree apprenticeship with TD Securities in partnership with the University of Exeter.

“I am really relieved to get the results I needed,” she said. “I chose an apprenticeship because you get the best of both worlds; a university degree, four years of experience working in the industry, a full salary and no debts.”

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