More students achieving A* - B grades
Other stand out A Level subjects included Computer Science, French, Further Maths and Spanish, where 100% of students achieved A* - C grades.
Students studying A Level Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Fine Art, History and Spanish also excelled with more than 70% of students achieving A* - C grades.
The overall pass rate for A Levels remains high at 97.3%, with a total of 19 A Level courses achieving 100% pass rate.
Results for subsidiary diploma courses, taken by some A Level students, were excellent with 45% of students achieving a Distinction *. Business Studies students did particularly well with over 90% of students achieving the very highest grade of Distinction *.
Stand out Level 3 extended diplomas include Computer Science and Health and Social Care, with over 70% of students achieving a Triple Distinction or better.
With Science and Maths A Level courses being the most sought after and popular courses at NewVIc, the number of high grades achieved in these subjects is excellent news for the college as it reflects the quality of teaching and expertise in this area. Overall results for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) including Computer Science are consistently impressive and have seen a greater number of girls excelling in these subjects each year.
Over the years NewVIc has helped many thousands of local young people achieve their goals. Building students’ confidence by helping them to realise their ambitions and progress beyond their targets is a key priority for the college. With the majority of our students coming from socially and economically deprived backgrounds, NewVIc is integral in providing social mobility and economic development within the borough.
NewVIc Governor and Newham Councillor Julianne Marriott said:
Being at NewVIc today and seeing all the talented students, it just proves that it doesn’t matter where you come from and whether you study BTECs or A Levels, NewVIc gives so many of our young people the chance to succeed and achieve whatever they want to.
Vice Chair Governor Joanne Dean, Governor and Cabinet Member for Education Julianne Marriot, Cllr Jane Lofthouse and Vice Principal Ray Ferris congratulated students as they received their results.
Vice Principal Ray Ferris said:
I am so proud of the results our students have achieved today. The improvement in the number of high grades and individual progression of students is fantastic and demonstrates the excellence which can be achieved within a comprehensive college where everyone is welcome. I’d like to congratulate the class of 2019 for all their hard work and thank our dedicated staff who have supported each and every one of our students.
Stand out results:
- More students achieving A*- B grades
- The largest number of A* and A grades were achieved in Biology, Chemistry, and Maths
- 100% A* - C in Computer Science, French, Further Maths, Spanish
- 70%+ A* - C in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Fine Art, History, Maths
- 100% pass rates in 19 A Level subjects
- More than 50% of students achieving Triple Distinction and higher
- 70% of students achieved a Triple Distinction in Health and Social Care
- 70% of students achieved a Triple Distinction* in Computer Science
- 45% of students achieved Distinction* in Subsidiary Diplomas
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Joanne Dean, Newham Sixth Form College's deputy chair of governors, said the college takes "people wherever they’re at and we take them as high as they can go."
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Nawshad Rahman and Simona Mohammad, both 20, who arrived in the UK from Italy three years ago with limited English and no GCSEs. Now they have top grades in maths and science subjects, as well as Italian.
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