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.
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.