Exceptional results once again!

Students, staff and governors are proud and delighted with this year’s exam results, which match the outstanding performance achieved in recent years. Our A-Level students of 2017 achieved an overall pass rate of over 99%, a high grade rate of 54% and an A*-C rate of 81%. This is matched by the equally strong performance of our Level 3 BTEC students who achieved an overall pass rate of almost 100% and a high grade rate of 81%.

New College Pontefract Principal, Richard Fletcher said, “Once again I am extremely proud of our students’ achievements this year, particularly given the national changes to A-Level qualifications in recent years. These results not only represent the culmination of two years’ dedicated study, they also enable our talented students to progress to the best universities and on to fulfilling careers.

New College Pontefract is part of the New Collaborative Learning Trust (NCLT), and the Trust’s CEO, Pauline Hagen OBE said, “Well done to students and to their first class teachers who have supported them in their learning journey. Today is very much about the students who we congratulate warmly and wish them the very best of luck.”

Some of our students achieved significant levels of performance, and these included:

Lewis Wallis achieved 5 A-Levels, 2x A* and 3x As

Victoria Wood achieved 4 A-Levels, 3x A* and 1x A

Stephen Thomson achieved 4 A-Levels, 2x A* and 2x As

Kieran Mason achieved 4 A-Levels, 3x A* and 1x B

William Crossland achieved 4 A-Levels, 1x A* and 3x A

Ewan Forbes achieved 4 A-Levels, 1x A* and 3x A

Charles Peck achieved 4 A-Levels, 1x A* and 3x A

Philippa Yeung achieved 4 A-Levels, 1x A* and 3x A

Alexandra Callaghan achieved 4 A-Levels, 1x A* and 3x A

Mason Parker achieved 3 A-Levels, 3x A*

Jack Hargreaves achieved 3 A-Levels, 3x A*

Jack Hughes achieved 3 A-Levels, 3x A*

Thomas Sheen achieved 3 A-Levels, 3x A*

Demi Summers achieved 3 A-Levels, 3x A*

Olivia Bennett achieved 4x BTEC Distinction*

Hattie Byrne-Hegney achieved 4x BTEC Distinction*

Jack Byrom achieved 4x BTEC Distinction*

Natalie Cunnane achieved 4x BTEC Distinction*

Morgan Futty achieved 4x BTEC Distinction*

Ross Hargill achieved 4x BTEC Distinction*

Jack Martin achieved 4x BTEC Distinction*

Ashley Millthorpe achieved 4x BTEC Distinction*

Ben Prince achieved 4x BTEC Distinction*

Emily Trueman achieved 4x BTEC Distinction*

NCLT will see the opening of a second college this September in Doncaster, and of a third in Bradford in 2019. The Trust’s leaders expect similar strong results across all three colleges in the years ahead.