Staff and students of Dudley Sixth have been celebrating this morning as they have once more achieved outstanding A level results, with students studying at the Dudley site achieving an overall pass rate of 99%.
This shows a consistent picture with last year’s results with one notable change as the number of students achieving higher grades (A*-C) saw a significant increase on the previous performance.
Dudley College provides the widest range of A Levels in the local area with 37 subjects available, 30 out of 37 subjects studied this year received a pass rate of 100%, with some of the highest performing subjects being Mathematics and Further Maths, English Language and Literature, Law , Psychology and. Business Studies.
The College is proud of the many outstanding individual success stories including Kulbir Singh (aged 18) who achieved Four A*s in Mathematics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics and Physics. Kulbir will now take up his place at Brasenose College, Oxford where he will study Physics. Kulbir’s success is outstanding given that he didn’t speak English until the age of 15, having come to the UK following his childhood in Italy.
Commenting on his time at Dudley Sixth Kulbir said:
“I liked maths and Physics before I came to Dudley Sixth, now I love them! My Tutor’s shared my passion for the subjects and really motivated me to do well. It’s such a relaxed friendly atmosphere in which to study I always felt happy to come to college. My ambition is to go on and get a first at Oxford. Dudley Sixth has helped me believe anything’s possible if you work for it.”
Lowell Williams Principal at the College, said: “We are delighted that our students have achieved such success across a range of A Level subjects. This means many of them will gain places at University, go into employment or continue their studies with us through a higher education course or Apprenticeship.
“Dudley Sixth’s A level programme includes excellent learner support with English, maths and IT, and a Personal Tutor for advice and guidance, all of which have helped students achieve their best performance. I’m proud of all of them and the staff that pushed them this far. ”
David Malone – Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Standards and Head of Dudley Sixth said:
“ I’m particularly encouraged that many of our students achieve higher grades at A level than their GCSE results might of made them believe they were capable of. This proves that the quality of our teaching will help everyone raise their game if they put in the work and commit to their studies. The ethos of Dudley Sixth is that it’s always possible to achieve more. ”
Students celebrating included Christina Hedgecox whose ambitions to become a Teacher have come one step further with a place at the University of Wolverhampton to study Education. “They say that school days are the best of your life, but for me, it’s these two years at college that have been special,” said the 18 year-old who gained an A in Communication ,B in English Literature and a C in Psychology. Christina’s mum Alison was particularly proud of her daughter as she had managed to turn around a poor set of results after her fist year to today’s success.
Dhiran Bhogal (aged 18) and friend Brett Wadley (aged 18) were also celebrating after Dhiran achieved A in Communications, A in Communication and Culture, B in Accounting and B in Economics and Brett secured As in Biology and Geology and a B in Chemistry.
“The waiting for results is over - now I’m on top of the world. It feels great to be celebrating with my friends,” said Brett who is going on to study Biological Sciences at the University of Birmingham. “A levels are the most challenging thing I’ve ever attempted but with the support of my Tutors and family the last two years have helped me understand my own strengths and abilities, which will be invaluable for the future.”
Dhiran is also looking forward to further study having secured a place to study Accountancy at Aston University.
Kiran Dip (aged18) celebrated her clutch of straight As in History, Psychology and Business with her tutor Sam Badger.
“The teachers at Dudley are inspirational,” she said. “They are always there for you, both in class or by email and phone. The learning environment is great too, because it has something to suit everyone.”
Kiran will be taking up her place at Aston University to study Law, and is looking forward to a career as a Solicitor.