A-LEVEL RESULTS 2013: North Hertfordshire College

North Hertfordshire College students are over the moon with their results. From L-R: Emma Page, Kirs

North Hertfordshire College students are over the moon with their results. From L-R: Emma Page, Kirsty Voller and Olamide Owojori - Credit: Archant

A 100% pass rate and a 19% increase in A* to B grades have left students at North Hertfordshire College over the moon.

The majority of students at the college have achieved their chosen place at university.

Among them is Kieran Allen, 25, who returned to education to change his career direction.

It paid off, with the Stevenage resident achieving three A grades in biology, chemistry and maths, and an A* in his Extended Project Qualification. He’ll now go and study marine biology at Southampton University

Olamide Owojori, 18, from Stevenage, was also extremely pleased with her results. She got an A in sociology and two Bs in law and psychology

She said: “It’s what I wanted, and I’ve now got a place to study Law at Brunel which was my first choice. I’m really, really excited.”

Kirsty Voller, 19, from Luton, got an A* in her Extended Project Qualification, a B in psychology, a B in sociology and a C in English. She’s going to Huddersfield University to study psychology.

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Ibrahim Fetin was ecstatic to get into Derby University to study zoology, and Emma Page was extremely pleased to achieve a place at Bangor University to study law with social policy.

College principal Signe Sutherland said: “I am extremely proud of our students for achieving such a fantastic set of results; it is testament to the hard work put in by both the students and members of NHC staff.

“We’re celebrating similar success rates and high grades in our BTEC qualifications, with students progressing onto university study as well as apprenticeship courses and employment.”

Angela McLean, head of curriculum for A-levels, added: “We have enjoyed consistently high A-level results at NHC for a number of years now and are extremely pleased to be expanding our offer by partnering with The Thomas Alleyne School and the Da Vinci Studio Schools to provide students with a wide range of A-level subject options.”