Gold Medals in Rio and Academic Medals in Pontefract

Students and staff at New College, Pontefract are celebrating another year of outstanding exam results. At A-Level, AS Level and in Applied General qualifications performance was exceptionally strong.

Already an established provider of academic excellence, this year students at the college achieved results giving an overall pass rate of over 99%, a high grade rate of 53% and an A* to C rate of 82% at A-Level.

Of the 32 A-Level subjects offered, 29 achieved a pass rate of 100%. Students following Applied General and BTEC qualifications achieved a 100% pass rate, with 92% achieving high grades.

New College’s Principal, Pauline Hagen, said: “Once again, it is students and staff who have provided these fantastic statistics, which reflect so well on the College. We are very proud of them and grateful to their parents who support us so well. These results not only represent the culmination of 2 years of hard work and commitment; they also enable our talented students to progress to the best universities and to fulfilling careers. The college is at the top of its game, with outstanding performance levels maintained year on year.

“Staff and governors would like to thank our 2016 leavers for the huge contribution they have made to the college community. We congratulate them warmly on their success and wish them the very best of luck for the future.”

There are some significantly high levels of achievement. 10 students achieved 4 A-Levels with exceptionally high grades:
Jarrod Ashton achieved 4 A-Levels, 2 X A* and 2 As
Thomas Bennett achieved 4 A-Levels, 2 X A* and 2 As
Cameron Briggs achieved 4 A-Levels, 2 X A* and 2 As
Thomas Clark achieved 4 A-Levels, 2 X A* and 2 As
Kyle Condon achieved 4 A-Levels, 3 X A* and 1 A
James Fleming achieved 4 A-Levels, 3 X A* and 1 A
Martha Glover achieved 4 A-Levels, 2 X A* and 2 As
Gideon Mills achieved A-Levels, 3 X A* and 1 A
Alison Nicoll achieved 4 A-Levels, 4 X A*
Abigail Tankard achieved 4 A-Levels, 2 X A* and 2 As

Many others achieved outstanding grades, and these include:
Alexandra Ashby achieved 3 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 X As
Phoebe Bessell achieved 4 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 X As and 1 B
Holly Bowcock achieved 3 A-Levels, 3 X As
Harry Broadhead achieved 3 A-Levels, 3 X As
Bethany Cotter achieved 3 A-Levels, 3 X A*
Kyle Duffill achieved 3 A-Levels, 3 X As
Caitlin Finney achieved 3 A-Levels, 2 X A* and 1 A
Rachel Grayson achieved 3 A-Levels, 3 X A*
Millie Hale achieved 3 A-Levels, 3 X As
Emily Hipkiss achieved 3 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 As
Emily Hodges achieved 3 A-Levels, 2 X A* and 1 A
Rebecca Johnson achieved 3 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 As
Patrycja Kukowski achieved 3 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 As
Elland Lamb achieved 3 A-Levels, 3 X As
Adam Lofthouse achieved 3 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 As
Rachael Millet achieved 3 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 As
Alexander Morawski achieved 3 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 As
Sophie Morgan achieved 3 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 As
Maram Nabahin achieved 3 A-Levels, 3 X As
Darcy Noble achieved 3 A-Levels, 3 X As
Amelia Parker achieved 3 A-Levels, 3 X As
Bethan Pollington achieved 3 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 As
Emma Ribchester achieved 3 A-Levels, 3 X A*
Lydia Slack achieved 3 A-Levels, 2 X A* and A
Summer Tyson-Harling achieved X 4 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 As and 1 B
Grace Valdez achieved 3 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 As
Danielle Walker achieved 3 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 As
Holly Westmoreland achieved 4 A-Levels, 1 X A* and 2 As and 1 B

Many New College students excelled in subjects studied in combinations to support progression to particular career paths. Courtney Eardley achieved outstanding results on a mixed programme of A-Levels (Art, PE, Health and Social Care) combined with a BTEC qualification in children’s Play, Learning and Development (Merit).
Similarly, Olivia Kobli-Nash achieved Health and Social Care (A), Psychology (A), Sociology (A) and Diploma in Science (Distinction*), a combination which will enable her to progress down a professional route.

New College students studying applied and vocational subjects, again, achieved exceptional and well deserved results. Because of the nature of the course, these students have also developed a range of work relevant skills, such as research analysis, working with stress, time-management and organisation.

The following students achieved either at Distinction* grades – the highest possible- or 3 Distinction * with A-Level.
Ryan Bennett
Amelia Bloomer
Kara Butterfield
Courtney Cleworth
Liane Downes
Rhain Evans
Victoria Faulkner
Hanna Field
Liam Foster
Bethany Gosney
William Greensmith
Gabriella Holman
Jessica Jewitt
Phoebe Lloyd
Sally Milsted
Joshua Parker
Lucy Pemberton
Benjamin Precious
Navneet Rathod
Jack Sanderson
Carl Sillito
Jodie Slater
Benjamin Spencer
Bailey Storey
Danielle Taylor
Jake Thompson
Nicole Walker
Lauren Ward
Lois Whitaker
Hanna Wilburn
Samual Woodings