COLLEGES across Hartlepool have recorded record A-level results this morning.
Bosses at Hartlepool Sixth Form College, Hartlepool College of Further Education and English Martyrs RC School and Sixth Form College have all expressed their delight and praised the hardworking students.
Hartlepool Sixth Form College students achieved an outstanding 99.8 per cent pass rate, making the college one of the highest achievers in the country.
Acting principal Carole Horseman said: “This is a magnificent achievement by both students and staff.
“These results confirm that the college remains an outstanding provider and together with the National Student Survey published earlier this year, which rated Hartlepool Sixth Form College as being top for student satisfaction, shows that this has been another great year for the college.
“High grades are up by more than five per cent and in total 210 top star grades were achieved.”
Meanwhile, Hartlepool College of Further Education recorded a 99 per cent pass A-level pass rate.
Martin Old, head of sixth form studies at the college, said: “A-level this year has been extremely successful with the college’s students achieving a 99 per cent A-E rate.
“Seven of our eight subjects had 100 per cent success rates.
“We would like to congratulate our students and wish them all the best at university and beyond.”
English Martyrs RC School and Sixth Form College’s A*-C rate was a record 79 per cent and a number of students gained places at some of the most prestigious universities in the country, including Sanya Kurmani who has secured a position at Oxford to study medicine, and Aarthi Suresh who gained a place to study dentistry at King’s College, in London.
Michael Lee, headteacher at English Martyrs Sixth Form College, in Catcote Road, in Hartlepool, said: “Our students can feel pleased that they have achieved such excellent grades which are the result of a great deal of hard work and effort.
“We’re absolutely delighted with all of them. We have achieved a record of A-C grades this year and over a half of all grades were at A*, A and B.”