Results take Middlesbrough College students higher

19 August 2019

Smart students and talented teachers at Middlesbrough College have achieved a stellar set of results – with a near perfect pass rate.

Students were thrilled to pick up results which put Middlesbrough among the top general further education colleges in the country for A Level progress.

The college achieved an impressive overall pass rate of 99.6 per cent and 67 per cent of students gained high grades.

In key subjects such as maths, computer science and biology, students achieved significantly better grades than expected, showing excellent progress from their starting points – an achievement for which Ofsted has commended the college.

More than 1,000 Middlesbrough College students applied to university, including 18-year-old Nathan Evans who is off to Northumbria University to study Biology.

Nathan, who hopes to build a career in research science, said: “Middlesbrough College has really boosted me, taking my dream and making it a reality.

“All my teachers were fantastic – you can really see their passion in their subject – making learning so much better.

“It’s something else – I can’t even put into words how much it has inspired me. I’m so thankful I chose to study here.”

Students achieved 100 per cent passes in 18 of the 19 A Level subjects offered at MC6 – Middlesbrough College’s sixth form centre.

This includes subjects such as maths, physics, chemistry, biology, English language, English literature, computer science, law, history, geography and psychology.

Middlesbrough College’s new “mix it up programme” allows students to choose a mixture of vocational and academic A Level courses, and has proven extremely popular for this September.

In addition, more than three quarters of students studying BTEC vocational qualifications got a distinction grade.

Zoe Lewis, principal and chief executive of Middlesbrough College, said: “This impressive set of results is down to the hard-working students and staff at Middlesbrough College.

“They validate recent praise from Ofsted about the quality of our teaching, the excellent support our students receive and the progress our students make.

“We also continue to build on our TEF Gold success, having been selected as the only Tees Valley college to deliver T Levels in 2021 and as one of only a handful of Institutes of Technology that will offer new and distinctive learning.

“It’s a really exciting time for Middlesbrough College.”

Enrolment is now open and places are still available on a wide range of courses. Students and parents can call the college hotline on 01642 333642 or enrol at https://www.mbro.ac.uk/enrol.


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