North Hertfordshire College: many students heading for uni after exam successes

BY the end of results day, more than 80 per cent of A level students at North Hertfordshire College had been confirmed with a place at university. Pass rates of 100 per cent were achieved in 14 subject areas, including sciences, languages, humanities and

BY the end of results day, more than 80 per cent of A level students at North Hertfordshire College had been confirmed with a place at university.

Pass rates of 100 per cent were achieved in 14 subject areas, including sciences, languages, humanities and media.

The overall college pass rate was 95 per cent for A2, with 36 per cent of entries achieving higher grades of A or B. Numbers were up as well, with 702 examinations taken for AS and A2 compared to 677 last year.

College principal Fintan Donohue said: "Our overwhelming objective at NHC is to help each individual student realise their true potential and to provide them with the foundation for a successful and fulfilled life.

"This year, we have again seen that excellent results are achieved by students committed to learning and taught by expert staff in a positive and supportive environment.

"Naturally, I am delighted at the outstanding levels of top grades achieved by our students, such as A level law with 50 per cent higher grades A and B, AS sociology where 58 per cent of students attained an A or B grade, and the new Extended Project Qualifications with 100 per cent passes and 83 per cent high grades including an A*."

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