Congratulations to all of our fantastic students who achieved great results this year.
Cirencester’s A* student Liberty Beswick who today collected top grades in English Literature, Geography, Psychology and History.
Eighteen-year-old Liberty is now off to Cambridge University where she will study a degree in Human, Social and Political Sciences.
Emily Scott received three A*s in Biology, English Literature and Ancient History and an A in Chemistry. Former Deer Park student Emily will now go onto study Biology at Oxford University. She said: “The College has been absolutely fantastic throughout the last two years. I am extremely lucky to have had such excellent teachers who I know worked so hard even during lockdown to give us the best opportunities. Thanks to everyone who helped to get me the best results I could.”
In this difficult year, it is the first time that vocational results have been released on the same day as A-levels. Abigail Jones, formerly of Kingshill School, received a B in Graphic Communications and triple distinction stars in her CTEC Art and Design. She hopes to go onto study a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
Liberty, Emily and Abigail are three of many Cirencester College students and staff who despite the disruption of lockdown and grade appeals, will be celebrating another year of outstanding A-level and vocational results.
Principal Jim Grant commented: “This has been the strangest academic year in living memory. For students (and their teachers) there will be a sense of unfinished business with the sudden lock-down, computer-adjusted grades and no opportunity for those leaving to say goodbye. Like everyone in the Country, we have all had to make the best of a difficult situation.
However, we are really proud of how our students have handled this unprecedented situation and what really matters now is that students get into the university courses, apprenticeships or employment that they wanted, regardless of how their results came out. Our teams are ready to provide all the support that they need to realise their goals.
For those students who are staying with us we will be doing our utmost to get teaching and learning back to as near normal as we possibly can in September.”
According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), 86.8% of Cirencester College graduates achieve a first class, or upper second-class honours degree at university.
This year, among the many success stories are the vets, medics and dentistry students with confirmed places at the most prestigious UK universities, including Bath, Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff, York and Nottingham. Other students will take up places at top Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.
We also have many students joining our professional apprenticeship programmes, or attaining entry straight into their chosen careers.
For further information please contact Karen Fraser or Sara Popp at Cirencester College on 01285 640994