New City College bucks the national trend on results day and celebrates increase in high grades

New City College bucks the national trend on results day and celebrates increase in high grades

New City College students are celebrating a strong set of A Level and Level 3 vocational results, showing that the college has avoided this year’s predicted national decline in grades.

The college has maintained its high overall pass rate with 100% passes for many subjects, impressive increases in high A Level A*-B grades and high numbers of BTEC students reaching the top Distinction* level.

A Level Success 

New City College is one of the area’s largest A Level providers with two specialist sixth forms – Havering Sixth Form and Attlee A Level Academy. A total of 735 students from these campuses sat almost 2,000 A Levels this year.

At NCC’s Havering Sixth Form in Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, students achieved an improved pass rate of 96% with 32% at high grades A* – B. Subjects achieving 100% pass rates include chemistry, further maths, dance, music, music technology, Spanish and French. High grades in further maths increased significantly with 55% of students securing A*- B – a huge increase of 10% on last year. Other subjects with increased high grades include business, sociology, dance, psychology and media studies.  

At NCC’s Attlee A level Academy in Stepney, East London, students are celebrating 100% pass rates in law, economics, classical civilisation, sociology, media studies, Italian, Spanish and further maths. Impressive percentages of high grades A* – B were achieved in subjects including physics, chemistry and economics.

Impressive Vocational Results  

Thousands of students taking BTECs, T Levels and other vocational qualifications at Level 3 across New City College, are also receiving their results with widespread success and celebration. Many have gained the highest grade achievable – Triple Distinction*.

A total of 3,585 16-18 year-olds completed Level 3 vocational qualifications across all NCC campuses. These included some standalone full Level 3 courses equivalent to 3 A Levels, and some single BTEC qualifications, taken alongside A Levels.

Pass rates increased across the majority of campuses. Subjects with the highest number of students sitting qualifications were in Business and Law (735), Creative Industries (436), Sport (394) and Health & Social Care (352).

There were 100% passes in Sport, Creative Industries, Health & Social Care, Performing Arts, Art & Design, Beauty, Travel & Tourism, Hairdressing, Early Years, Media and Film, and Engineering.

Principal’s Congratulations 

Congratulating the students, New City College Principal Janet Smith, said: “Through hard work, commitment and talent, New City College’s students of 2023 have achieved their qualifications with superb grades, having fully embraced the opportunities that the college has given them. I am particularly proud of their success in the context of a national downward shift of grades and pass rates.  

“On behalf of the NCC staff team, I wish each of our leavers every success, whether progressing to higher education or to start their successful career journeys.”

Some of NCC’s successful students are featured below.