STUDENTS at Cirencester College have been celebrating their A level results today.
Amongst them was Luke Pennington, formerly of Cirencester Deer Park School was delighted to find he had gained four A*s in A-level Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics.
He is now off to the University of Manchester to further his studies in Maths.
And Harvey Smith, formerly of Kingshill School, achieved triple distinction star in Level 3 Uniformed Public Services, and is going on to a career in the Royal Air Force.
Principal Jim Grant said: “This group of young people had their whole 6th form experience disrupted by Covid. We are extremely proud of how they coped with lockdowns and their enthusiasm and hard work when they returned.
“They have really earned their grades and we wish them the best of luck as they move on to university, apprenticeship or begin their chosen career. We wish all of our students the best of luck on their chosen pathways.
“I am also very proud of our lecturers and support staff who worked extraordinarily hard to support our students during this unprecedented time. “
According to the 2020 Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) report, 89% of Cirencester College students who graduate from University achieve either a First Class or Upper-Second class degrees which is well above benchmark for all sectors.
This year, among the many success stories are 10 Vets and Meds students with confirmed places at top universities, as well as 8 students with confirmed places at either Oxford or Cambridge University.