Activate Learning students celebrated a great set of A level results across the group

11 August, 2021

Congratulations from Sally​

​Sally Dicketts CBE, Chief Executive of Activate Learning, said: “Congratulations, to all students who received their A Level and level 3 qualifications today.

“It has been a difficult 18 months for all of you who have studied under COVID conditions.  But for those of you who have stuck with it and worked hard in a focused planned manner, you will now receive some great results to enable you to move onto the next stage of your life. This could be employment or further study.

“I wish you all the very best of luck for your future endeavors and if you are unsure of your next steps please do not hesitate to contact us at Activate Learning as we would be delighted to help you further.”

Read on to find out more about the results for A Level students across the group.

Bracknell and Wokingham College

61 students passed their A Level qualifications today, with a 99% pass rate.

The Bracknell and Wokingham College Sociology department maintained a 100% pass rate for the third consecutive year. Media Studies students also achieved a 100% pass rate for the second consecutive year. Law students excelled, with 100% pass rate, with 80% of students securing A*, A or B  grade.

The majority of A Level subjects at Bracknell and Wokingham College secured a 100% pass rate at the college.

Billy Parker, aged 18-years-old from Bracknell, was one of the college’s top performers, achieving A*s in Psychology and Sociology, and a grade B in Biology. He will now take up an offer from the Royal Holloway, University of London, where he will study Psychology.

Billy said: “I’m very satisfied with my results, they are more than enough to get into my chosen university.

“I’m really excited and looking forward to going to Royal Holloway, University of London with the aim of becoming a Clinical Psychologist or working in academia.”

City of Oxford College

98 students passed their A Level qualifications today with a 100% pass rate, for a second year in a row.

The City of Oxford College History department maintained a 100% pass rate for the second consecutive year, with 73% achieving an A*-B grade. All of our Spanish students also secured a 100% pass rate. The majority of subjects at City of Oxford College secured a 100% pass rate at the college.

Ali Aarabi achieved A* in Chemistry, an A* in Biology and an A in Mathematics. Ali said: “I am very happy with my results, they’re a bit higher than I expected and I am happy about that. I’ve had a very supportive tutor who really helped me achieve what I have achieved, as well as the teachers who have always been helpful, supportive and friendly. I plan on having a gap year this year, however next year I am applying for Medicine next September.​

Farnham College

Top UK universities, including Sheffield, Surrey, Portsmouth and Edinburgh are the destinations of choice for some of the outstanding students at Farnham College who received their A Level results today.

Overall, Farnham College celebrated another year of outstanding results, achieving an overall pass rate of 97.5%.  High A*-B grades were achieved by 65% of students who have studied at Farnham for the past two years. With a 100% pass rate in 12 subject areas, students at Farnham College have given themselves the best chance of progressing to university or launching their intended career.

Becca Bareham and Vincent Mandy secured places at their first-choice universities. Becca, 18, achieved A*A*A* in Sociology. History and Maths, and will be studying Government, Policy and Society at the University of Edinburgh with the ambition of a career in the Civil Service. Vincent, 18, achieved AA in Maths and Physics as well as a Distinction* in Game Development and will be moving on to the University of Sheffield to study Electronic and Computer Engineering. ​

Reading College​

50 students passed their A Level qualifications today.

The Reading College Geography department maintained a 100% pass rate for the second consecutive year. History students also secured a 100% pass rate, for the second consecutive year. Physics also secured 100% pass rates, for the second consecutive year.

Isabelle Carter achieved two As in Psychology and English Language and Literature, along with a starred distinction in Applied Law. She has a place to study Law with Criminology at Manchester University. Isabelle said: “I am so pleased to have got my first place. I am thinking of becoming a solicitor but will see where university takes me. My first year at college was really good but then Covid came along. Studying online was tricky, but we were lucky to have great resources and our teachers were really helpful and supportive.” ​​​

Our clearing events

Our colleges are offering information, advice and guidance to anyone who is unsure as to what to do next after their A Levels.

More information is available at College Clearing 2021 – Activate Learning​.

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