College Delivers Spectacular A Level Success
16 August 2012
MIDDLESBROUGH College’s A Level report will read ‘couldn’t do better’ after students achieved an unbeatable 100 per cent pass rate.
It was just smile after smile today from students as they collected their results - and then phoned home, tweeted and Facebooked their happy news.
The College always delivers good results but today’s clean-sweep is unprecedented and saw the average points score per subject rise by 24 due to higher grades.
And in BTEC Level 3 vocational courses (valued at the equivalent of 3 A Levels) 74 per cent of students passed with distinctions or higher – including 37 students with triple starred distinction grades.
Youngsters getting AS Level results also performed remarkably well, with a 91 per cent pass rate – three per cent up on 2011 and above the national average - and grades improving on last year’s figures as well.
Mike Hopkins, College Principal, said: “I am delighted for the students who have all performed outstandingly well. I also pay tribute to the teaching and support staff whose professionalism, dedication and hard work has provided the environment in which our students can thrive.
“This is fantastic news - just at a time when we are preparing to open our new Sixth Form Centre (MC6) which will provide a dedicated A Level Centre and also provide excellent facilities for the College’s new Sports Academies.
“Students in Middlesbrough and the wider Tees Valley deserve the best and Middlesbrough College provides it with its current achievement rates being in the top 10 per cent in the country for all colleges. Nothing else will do.”
Bob Brady, Chairman of Governors, said: “This is an excellent set of results by our wonderful students and it is a great testimony to our teaching and support staff who are truly dedicated in ensuring that our students achieve and are ready for the next stage in their lives.”
As well as state-of-the-art classrooms for academic study the new MC6 Centre will have a full size 4G AstroTurf pitch and other sporting facilities to support the launch of the College’s Sporting Academies (MC SPORT) in basketball, football, gymnastics and volleyball.
Mr Brady said: “This will further develop sporting talent within the Tees Valley at a time when sport is at the centre of Government policy.”
The College wants to offer an even more rounded experience for students and the new facilities will mean it can offer an even broader range of courses and the best sporting opportunities in the region.
Enrolment at the College for the new term takes place from Thursday, August 23. Anyone who would like more details can call course information on (01642) 333700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOP PRESS: Thursday 16th August Edition of the Evening Gazette's website reports on the A-Level results throughout Teesside, featuring our very own MC Students. Click HERE TO VIEW (opens new window).