The sun shone on students at Chichester College, as they arrived to celebrate their achievements on Tuesday (10 August).
The college recorded a 100% pass rates for A-levels, with nearly three quarters (72%) of students also securing the highest grades of A*-B and more than 92% achieving A*-C grades.
Twins Lucy and Amelia celebrated a haul of A grades – with Lucy picking up three A grades and sister Amelia achieving two A grades and one A*. They are now looking forward to going on to study paramedic science at the University of Surrey together.
Amelia said: “I’m really happy! The last two years have been hard work and different to what we were expecting, so it’s a relief to get such good grades – especially considering what we’ve all been through. I’m over the moon.”
Lucy added: “I’m the same – just really relieved and so glad to get these results. It’s amazing!”
Alex Young is heading off to Kings College London to study an integrated masters in mathematics, having secured A* grades in maths and further maths and an A in history – and revealed she would cherish her time at Chichester College and the support she received during the pandemic.
She said: “I’m very glad I came to Chichester and it’s been good to have had the support we’ve had. The teachers have been incredible.
“I’m a little anxious but excited about university. I’m excited to get going!”
Jessica Hughes, who received A* grades in English language and business and an A in media studies, added: “I wasn’t nervous but now I’m just shaking with happiness. It’s amazing.
“I’ve grown so much as a person over the past two years – the college has helped me to grow my confidence and I think that’s enabled me to do what I’ve done and to get this.
“I’m planning to do a business degree next and see where that takes me. I’d like to teach one day, but that’s in the future – I’ve got the ticket now!”
Harry Ballantyne was pleased to achieve three A grades in economics, computer science and maths. He will be going to the University of Sussex to study economics and management.
He said: “I’m really shocked but I’m happy and proud.”
Ollie Findon received a triple distinction star in business, and is now working at the college as an apprentice in the commercial, marketing and sales team after taking up the role a few weeks ago.
He added: “I’m really happy. It’s been hard work, but I’m really proud of my results.
“I enjoyed my course and now I’m doing my apprenticeship, which has been a good move and is something that’s really putting what I’ve learnt into practice.”
Friends Khanyile Chiwuta, Trish Katsamba and Meryem Gul were among the first students to collect their results and they were happily surprised to receive some fantastic results.
Khanyile received a triple distinction in health & social care and is going on to study mental health nursing at Kingston University, Meryem is heading off to study pharmacy at University of Hertfordshire after receiving a DDM in applied science and Trish is going to study law at Bournemouth University.
Khanyile said: “We’re all really happy! I feel really good.
“I didn’t expect it, so it’s really nice to have done so well and to have what I need.”