Your Results Day Success Stories

We want to celebrate students' and lecturers hard work during what has been an unprecedented academic year. With colleges' results days looking very different, and it being unlikely there will be a large student presence on campuses, we asked you to send in case studies of star students who have received good results, may have overcome challenges during the pandemic and / or those going on to do something interesting with their qualifications.

If you would like to submit your story there is still time. Please use this form and return it to comms@aoc.co.uk. You can also view our results day support page here, containing helpful links and resources to help you navigate A Level and Vocational results day and GCSE results day. 

GCSE Results

Blackburn College GCSEs

A collection of case studies featruing successful GCSE students at Blackburn College.

Farnborough College of Technology GCSEs

GCSE Success at Farnborough College of Technology

Hugh Baird College GCSEs

Celebrations are taking place today for students at Hugh Baird College, as they collect their GCSE results and begin making preparations for their next steps to either Further Education, an apprenticeship and or Higher Education.

South Devon College GCSEs

Students celebrate another year of exceptional GCSE results at South Devon College

South Staffordshire College GCSEs

Fantastic success for students collecting GCSE results at South Staffordshire College

West Nottinghamshire College GCSEs

Students at West Nottinghamshire College have collected their “hard-earned” GCSE results, earning congratulations for their achievements from the principal.

Bethany Cousins - Suffolk New College

GCSEs – English (grade 9) – maths (grade 5)

A Levels & Vocational Qualifications

Alex Baines - Derby College Group

Alex Baines (18) from Alvaston is celebrating three A grades in Sociology, Psychology and Geography and has an unconditional offer to study Human Geography and Sociology at Keele University with his sights set on being a teacher. 

Abbie Leeson - Derby College Group

Abbie Leeson (18) from Mackworth is now heading to the University of Nottingham to study English and Creative Writing after clinching high grades at Derby College. 

Millie and Grace Lathwell - Derby College Group

Twins Grace and Millie Lathwell (18) from Mickleover in Derby both decided to study the same A levels at JWC after John Port School because they were keen to study Criminology. 

Arooj Qaiser - Derby College Group

Mature student Arooj Qaiser (24) says she was disappointed to get a B in Biology when she was predicted an A grade but pleased with A grades in Chemistry and Economics. 

Jessica Christian - Derby College Group

It is not just A level students who are celebrating their results this summer.  Among the Derby College Group vocational students who have clinched university places is Animal Management student Jessica Christian (18) from West Hallam. 

Daisy Simpson-Talmer & Niamh Ward - Nelson and Colne College

A talented pair of Nelson and Colne College English classmates have both gained the grades required to progress to the University of Oxford where they will study the same degree.

Waheeda Khatun - Nelson and Colne College

A Level grades: A A*A in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics

Ellie Armstrong - Accrington and Rossendale College

A Sport and Sport Sciences student at Accrington and Rossendale College is seeing stars – three of them in fact – after gaining Triple Distinction* in her BTEC qualification.

Alex Bentley - Long Road Sixth Form College

Alex joined Long Road from Comberton Village College and studied A Levels in English Literature, History and Sociology.

Kes Berry - Long Road Sixth Form College

Kes studied a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design and has achieved an outstanding D*DD. With these brilliant results, she is now off to study BA Fine Art at Worcester College, University of Oxford!!

Libby Taylor - Long Road Sixth Form College

Previously studying at Bassingbourn Village College, Libby worked hard studying three A Levels at Long Road in PE, Psychology and Biology. She has achieved a brilliant set of results with A*’s in PE, Psychology and a B in Biology.

Martin Attmore - Long Road Sixth Form College

Martin was awarded the Long Road Scholars Award when he joined us from Impington Village College two years ago. He has made the most of his time at Long Road setting up the Long Road Film Club and recently publishing the first Long Road Student Film Magazine “The Long Lens”.

Cooper Sommerville - East Surrey College

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services - Grades: D*D*D

Lily-Fay Rechert - City College Southampton

Grades achieved: D*DD in Criminology and Forensics

Fayzan Ali - Nelson and Colne College

Top achiever Fayzan Ali is progressing into his preferred Accountancy placement at the University of Manchester after gaining A*AA grades at Nelson and Colne College.

Timoteo Volante - Blackburn College

A Level grades achieved: A* in Further Mathematics, A* in Mathematics and A in Physics

Sophie Palmer - Nelson and Colne College

A T Level-style work placement at renowned fabric manufacturer Panaz has inspired Nelson and Colne College Art and Design student Sophie Palmer to pursue a career in interior design.

Andy Kayunbi - Nottingham College High Pavement Sixth Form

Nottingham College High Pavement Sixth Form student Andy Kayunbi is the first in his family to go to un

Paige Ferguson - Derby College Group

A Level student Paige Ferguson (18) from Spondon is celebrating not only high grades but also the prospect of starting a degree apprenticeship in Civil Engineering with Balfour Beatty. 

Mia Roberts - Nottingham College High Pavement Sixth Form

A Levels – Psychology, PE, Biology and Core Maths (AS) 

Charlotte Brough - Harlow College

Psychology A*, History A, Biology B

Going to University of Edinburgh to study Chinese and History

Max Leijs - Harlow College

Chemistry A*, Physics A*, Maths A

Going to University of Southampton to study Aeronautics and Astronautics

Henry Pearson - Harlow College

Maths A*, Further Maths A, Computer Science A

Has applied for an Apprenticeship programme with Facebook and Amazon

Lucy Rowe - Harlow College

Politics A*, Maths A, Further Maths B

Going to SOAS University of London to study International Relations & Korean

Oliver Lucia - Harlow College

French A, English Language B, Geography B

Going to Queen Mary University of London to study Modern Languages

Charlotte Chiraghuddin - Harlow College

Maths A, Physics B, Further Maths C

Going to University of Bath to study Mechatronics & Robotics

David Vaitulevicius - Chichester College

BTEC Results: D*,D*,D* (Distinction Star) in Biomedical Science

Rosie Ward - Chichester College

A-level Results: A,A,A – Maths, English Literature & History

Vittoria Hambleton - Chichester College

A-level Results: A*, A, D – Pyschology, Sociology & Maths

John O’Halloran - Richard Huish College

Former Castle School student, John O’Halloran is celebrating today after collecting his A Level results which will see him head oversees to his chosen University.

Hugh Baird College

Technical Vocational students at Hugh Baird College have also been celebrating some pretty outstanding results within the College’s industry based subject areas, especially given that they have faced extra challenges this year.

South Devon College

South Devon College students celebrate excellent A Level results, with 99% overall pass rate

Barrow Sixth Form College

Students and staff were reunited at Barrow Sixth Form College to celebrate their A Level achievements in an unprecedented year for education.

Asma Akbar - Nottingham College High Pavement Sixth Form

Asma achieved A*, A*, A in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and hopes to progress to university to study medicine. 

Portsmouth College

Despite a particularly difficult year for students and staff across the UK, here at Portsmouth College we are celebrating another set of strong A Level and Level 3 vocational results.

West Nottinghamshire College

Students at West Nottinghamshire College have been praised for achieving their qualifications in “this most extraordinary of years” after collecting their eagerly-anticipated A-level results today (Thursday 13 August 2020).

Accrington and Rossendale College - 100% Advanced BTEC pass rate

Students from Accrington and Rossendale College are celebrating an outstanding 100% Advanced BTEC pass rate this Results Day 2020.

West London College

A collection of student success stories from West London College.

 

Sheffield College

Sheffield College students celebrate major rise in A Level pass rate and top grades

Lillie Tivey - Rugby College

A Levels grades achieved: A in English Language and Literature, A in Sociology and B in Criminology.

Barnet and Southgate College

Thousands of students across the UK received their A level results yesterday, including those at Barnet and Southgate College. Results across all the College’s A level subjects were again impressive, with almost a third of these being awar

Eve Ford - Barnsley Sixth Form College

A* grade in A Level Sociology and two As in A Level English Language and A Level English Literature.

Jennifer Hunt - Barnsley Sixth Form College

Received two A*s in A Level Biology and the Extended Project Qualification and two As in A Level PE and A Level Religious Studies.

Maddie Kennard - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Grades achieved: A* Psychology, A* Physical Education, A Biology

Maisy Day - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Grades achieved: A English Language & Literature, A History, B Psychology. Maisy also gained an A in her Extended Project Qualification.

Central Saint Michael’s Sixth Form celebrates another year of A Level success!

Yesterday morning, young people across the region opened A Level results in anticipation, to discover what their futures had in store.

Cadbury College Sixth Form celebrates A Level success with West Midlands Mayor

Pupils from Cadbury College Sixth Form were joined by West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street on Thursday 13th August, who offered his congratulations and advice to students as they opened their much-anticipated A Level results.

Jordan Holdsworth - Priestley College

Grades achieved: A*s in Chemistry and Maths, A in Physics, A in the Extended Project.

Meg Byrom - Priestley College

Grades achieved: A*s in Geography and English and an A in Politics.

2020 Students Keep Exeter College Top of the Class

Exeter College students are celebrating success on A Level Results Day once again, with aoutstanding pass rate of 99.5% a

Richmond upon Thames College celebrates students’ results

On Thursday 13 August, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) reported its A Level results for 2020. The overall A Level pass rate was 99% and of the 16 A Level subjects offered at the college, 15 subjects achieved 100%.

Tierney Grieves - Accrington and Rossendale College

Tierney walks straight into practitioner job after securing stellar result with Accrington and Rossendale College

Sam Jennings - Nelson and Colne College

Pandemic has only sought to strengthen high achiever Sam’s pharmaceutical passion

CWA Students Celebrate A-Level Success

This year, an overall pass rate of 98.7% was achieved, with 73% of A-level grades achieved at grades A*-C. Additionally, 50% of all grades awarded were A*, A or B grades.

Bexhill College

Bexhill College continues its long history of success with another year of excellent results, which continue to highlight its status as the top performing College in the area and one of the best Colleges in Sussex.

Maxwell - Newham Sixth Form College

'I am very thankful to NewVIc as I came from Ghana and needed the opportunity to study these A Levels and I wasn't able to get into other schools or colleges. NewVIc gave me the chance to do the course and become what I want to become, for that I'll always be grateful.'

Asif - Newham Sixth Form College

'All the memories that I made throughout my time here. From the first day to the last, I enjoyed every single moment being here. I will miss all my teachers, the staff and the environment.'

Skye - Newham Sixth Form College

'The college has a really good atmosphere. I'll particularly miss my teachers, who made the course fun and enjoyable, as we were able to learn and have fun at the same time. I was also able to meet new people so it was more diverse.'

Louise - Newham Sixth Form College

'I'll miss the teaching staff and students. My experience was fun at NewVIc, you can be yourself, no one judges you and you can feel relaxed. The teachers were always onto us to get our work done and complete it well.'

Catherine - Newham Sixth Form College

'I will miss all the enrichment opportunities, particularly my volunteering exhibition with Raleigh International where I went to Costa Rica for 10 weeks which really helped me build my confidence and work in groups, which was really beneficial for me on my course.'

Noah - Newham Sixth Form College

'This shows that my hard work has really paid off, especially during COVID 19. Personally I was really discouraged that grades had been downgraded. These grades have confirmed to me that my hard work has been worth the hard work.'

​​​​​​​Haringey Sixth Form College

A wonderful set of A-Level & Level 3 BTEC students who have shown remarkable resilience and can now enjoy achieving a fantastic and well-deserved set of outstanding results

Sam Bright - Suffolk New College

Grades achieved: D* D* D* BTEC in level three sport at Suffolk New College

Millie Keningale - EKC Group’s Canterbury College

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management - Distinction Star-Star (D**)