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Activate Learning’s Bracknell and Wokingham College students celebrate A Level success

Bracknell and Wokingham College would like to congratulate the 60 students who passed their A Level qualifications today.

13 August 2020

Bracknell and Wokingham College would like to congratulate the 60 students who passed their A Level qualifications today. 

The Bracknell and Wokingham College accounting department maintained a 100% pass rate for the second consecutive year, 7% above the national average. Mathematics, law and physics students also achieved a 100% pass rate for the second consecutive year, 6% above the national average for each subject.  

Further mathematics and photography students excelled with 100% of students securing A* to B grades. 

Eleven of the sixteen A Level subjects at Bracknell and Wokingham College secured pass rates above the national average with the majority of subjects secured a 100% pass rate at the college.  

Sally Dicketts CBE, Chief Executive of Activate Learning, said: ““I am delighted to see that so many of our students have succeeded and achieved some fantastic results this year and I’m thrilled to say that across Activate Learning our overall pass rate is up on last year.   

“I think this year has highlighted how important it is to apply yourself from day one and remain focused throughout your studies, and for those students that did this their efforts have been rewarded today.  

“As with every year, there are always some people that feel unhappy with the grades they’ve received, regardless of the special conditions that we’ve found ourselves in this year because of COVID.  

“We will support those students however we can to ensure that they are able to achieve the things they want and realise their ambitions.” 

Jack Davies, 18 from Bracknell was one of the college’s top performers, achieving an A* in further maths, A* in maths and an A in chemistry. He will now take up an offer from the University of Oxford where he will study chemistry.  

Jack said: “I’m happy with my results and I’m excited about going to the University of Oxford to study chemistry. 

“Thank you to all of my teachers especially Bal Dhillion, who really helped and supported me throughout the last two years, sending me to Oxbridge talks and interview workshops, giving me the push that I needed to apply to the University of Oxford.” 

“I would really recommend Bracknell and Wokingham College, I couldn’t have been happier. The teachers have given me a lot of support and personal care. The teachers are really friendly, you can always talk to them about your studies, your next steps and personally. They give you lots of advice and support with everything to university applications, your studies and other options such as apprenticeships.” 

Zoe Woods achieved an A in business and a B in English literature and language and a B in politics. She has a place to study politics at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Zoe said: "I’m mostly happy with my results because they have enabled me to go to my university of choice. I’m excited and nervous to be going to university. It will be good to have a new start and learn more about politics. 

“Thank you to all the hard work that my teachers have put in and the help that they have given me, especially to Hannah Aitchison who was my politics teacher.   

“I’ve gained more confidence since coming to college. College has helped me to make new friends and take on new subjects. I know more about how I learn now and the best way for me to learn. At A Level you learn a lot more about more specific topics and you build your knowledge which is really good.” 

“I would recommend the college if you know what you want to do and are self-motivated and want a fresh start and make new friends. Bracknell and Wokingham College is a great college.” 

Bracknell and Wokingham College teaches a wide range of A Levels including accountancy, business, politics and sociology, as well as degrees in children’s development and learning and educational practice. Additionally, our extensive network of business partners means that we provide outstanding apprenticeship opportunities. 

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