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Worthing College students celebrate outstanding results

17 August 2023

Worthing College has enjoyed a day of celebration at today (Thursday 17 August), as students received their A-level and level 3.

And with the college’s overall A-level pass rate of 99% sitting above the national average, it was a thrilling day, full of joy and fantastic stories of student success.

Not least for Archie Finch, who has secured a place at Cambridge University with four A* grades in maths, further maths, chemistry and physics.

He said: “I’m really happy, really excited!

“I think the teachers are really good here at Worthing, they’ve given me loads of support – they’ve been great!”

Jeremy Casse is heading to Leeds University to study biology, having worked extremely hard to excel in his studies.

He revealed: “I’m feeling really proud of the effort I put in. In my first year, I struggled with chemistry but my second-year teacher brought me up and I went from an E to an A in six months!”

Three As and one B grade have seen Evie Austin gain a place at Sheffield University, studying Economics – putting an end to what was an anxious wait.

She said: “I feel amazing. I didn’t think I was going to get in, I was so stressed and I did better than I expected!”

For the college as a whole, it was another strong year in terms of results across the board with an overall 99% pass rate for A-levels.

Helena Thomas, Principal at Worthing College, said: “This is another fantastic set of results for our college by our students, who have worked hard and shown enormous dedication to their studies to achieve their grades.

“They should be incredibly proud of their achievements as are we.

“Across A-levels, more than 80% of our subjects at Worthing College have achieved 100% pass rates (26 subjects), with nearly 90% of our further maths, 80% of graphics and 75% of physical education students achieving high grades of A*-B – which is outstanding.

“We know it has been a challenging few years for these students, while results nationally have seen grading return to pre-pandemic levels, that doesn’t mean students receiving results today haven’t been impacted by the effects – so it’s really important to celebrate their achievements.

“We’d also like to thank and celebrate the efforts of our teaching and support staff, who always go above and beyond to support their students.”