7th Dec, 2016

Solihull's Sixth Form celebrates top A Level grades

Aisling Kiely 19th Aug, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

THERE HAS been another set of outstanding results for The Sixth Form College, Solihull who have smashed the A Level results table for another year running.

The college has achieved an impressive 310 starred grades (A* at A Level and Distinction at BTEC level) and a pass rate of 98.4% across all courses.

There have been extended celebrations for the high-flyers – Gabrielle Kelly, James Mason and Samuel Bartholomew – who have confirmed their places at Oxford and Cambridge.

Among the successful students, Asad Butt, from Castle Bromwich, received a perfect set of results across the board – with top grades in biology, chemistry and statistics – and is off to Kings College London to study Dentistry.

The 18-year-old said: “It was a surreal moment and I had to double check because I didn’t believe it at first.

“I just wanted to be accepted for Kings College London, but to receive such an amazing set of results was the icing on the cake.

“I’m glad the months, days and hours of hard-work have paid off and I’m more than ready to start the next chapter.”

Whilst Asad pursues a career in Dentistry, Alice Bennett, from Solihull, is working towards a career within engineering.

The-18-year-old received A*grades in Mathematics and Physics and A grades in Chemistry and Further Maths but has deferred her place to study Civil Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

Alice has landed herself a year-long placement working on a waste water department for a Civil Engineering firm, Mouchel, in Sutton Coldfield.

She said: “I’m excited for the year ahead and know it will stand me in good stead for when I start university and for a subsequent career.

“I’m currently working on simulation and modelling projects and starting to get to grips with advanced Civil Engineering software.

The majority of the students have chosen to progress to university and are pursuing areas in Law, Medicine, Architecture and Engineering just to name a few.

Principal, Paul Ashdown said: “We’re very pleased and very proud of our students and feel we’ve got the best set of results for quite a long time.”