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Hereford Sixth Form College Results Continue to Shine

Posted on 18th August 2022

A sample of students who achieved excellent results this year

After two years of Centre and Teacher Assessed Grades (CAGs and TAGs) and with students never having sat external exams previously, it was back to business as usual at Hereford Sixth Form College. 

A Levels once again exceeded the national level with 35.4% of grades at A* or A with an overall pass rate of 99.1%.  This is a huge success story, and our top performers compare with the leading independent, state schools and colleges in the country. 

A remarkable 87 students achieved all A*/A grades with a further 142 achieving 3 A/Distinction grades, or more. On applied courses, 51.3% of students gained Distinctions, with an overall pass rate of 99.2% for year two. 

Libby S, a former St Mary’s RC High School student, is celebrating an amazing A*A*A*A* in her A Levels. She told us, “The teaching here is excellent and I always felt supported. The facilities at the College are amazing and I was so pleased to be able to be part of the Netball Academy throughout my time here.” Libby will be studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge.  

Congratulations to the 18 students who will be taking up their Oxbridge places, 12 at Oxford and 6 at Cambridge.  We are also delighted to celebrate the success of our students who have secured degree apprenticeships with national and international companies. These include IBM (Digital and Technology Solutions) and Laing O’Rourke (Civil Engineering). 

Amy M, who previously studied at Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School, achieved an outstanding A*A*A in her A Levels. She told us, “The teachers were all supportive and excellent throughout all of my subject areas. The College has been a great stepping stone between school and university, providing both support and giving students independence.” Amy is planning to study Psychology at Loughborough University.  

Peter Cooper, College Principal, was delighted with the excellent performance saying, “These results reflect incredibly well upon our hard-working students and dedicated staff after a challenging couple of years. They are all to be congratulated. I am extremely proud of all our students and delighted that they have strong foundations on which to build. Many will be going to university, with a high proportion to Russell Group Universities where they achieve well above national averages due to their firm foundations with us. Our excellent vocational programmes have also been a real success with many leaving us to take up apprenticeships and employment. Well done to you all!” 

Pictured, L-R:

Matthew W (former St Albans RC High School student); Iestyn E (former St Albans RC High School student); Aboudee A (former Whitecross High School student); Rob S (former Monmouth School for Boys student); Sam J (former Whitecross High School student); Grace S (former John Kyrle High School student); John L (former Earl Mortimer College student); Anwen G (former St Mary's RC High School student); Felix S (former Lacon Childe School student); Malak A (former Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School student); Zak M (former Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School student); Libby S (former St Mary's RC High School student); Pedro S (former St Mary's RC High School student); Ellie W (former Christ College student); Jem S (former Weobley High School student); Filip F (former Earl Mortimer College student); Ella H (former Abersychan School student); Manon F (former King Henry VIII Comprehensive School student); Eleri M (former Abersychan School student); Amy M (former Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School student); Josh P (former John Masefield High School student); Ruby M (former Lady Hawkins School student); Natalie P (former Lucton School student); Lauren S (former The Chantry School student); Ella S (former Wigmore High School student); and Sofia L (former Hanley Castle High School student).