The first Northampton College students to ever obtain A* grades at A Level have helped the college to secure a record-breaking set of exam results.
Around 120 students took more than 350 exams within the A Level Academy at Northampton College. A 98 per cent pass rate at A2 was achieved. Students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate for 13 subjects including English, maths, chemistry, art and geography. The percentage of high grades (A*-C) was 73% per cent. The proportion of high grades has increased by 32% since last year. More than two fifths of grades were A*s, As and Bs. These results will ensure that most students are able to secure places at their first choice of university.
Two students, Chris Horn and Abigail Harvey, achieved three A* stars between them for biology, maths and creative writing.
Global engineering giant Siemens has revealed it is ‘vital’ to keep feeding its talent pipeline with the best problem solvers from Northampton College as bosses look to plug the skills gap hitting the industry.
The commitment to apprenticeship schemes comes on the back of two Northampton College students winning the chance to spend time on work experience at Siemens base at the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) in Kings Heath, Northampton.
Level 3 Mechanical Engineering students Lewis Henry, aged 19, and 17-year-old William Dunkley will have the opportunity to impress managers at the pioneering facility and get fast-tracked to the apprenticeship assessment centre – where they can secure a permanent role working on the latest technology being rolled out across the railways.
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