Written by on August 18, 2022

Students across Luton received their A-Level results today which, for the first time since the pandemic, were based on end-of-year exams.

Nationally, A-Level pass rates for students have fallen significantly after schools returned to using exams and external marking to grade performance for the first time since 2019.

Teachers at sixth forms in Luton were very pleased with the results and students are now making crucial decisions on their future learning options.

There were many smiles at Luton Sixth Form College with staff and students celebrating a 97.3% pass rate with over 50% of grades being A* – B.

Many students have got their first or second choice university offer and are looking forward to starting their courses at places like Oxford, London School of Science and Economics and Kings College London.

Altaf Hussain, Principal & CEO of Luton Sixth Form College said: “We are delighted for our students and their exam results this summer. They have achieved exceptional outcomes in spite of the very challenging circumstances of the last two years and we are very proud of them. As always there has been much discussion about A-level grades on results day, and the expectation this year that grades would fall. We are delighted to say that at Luton Sixth Form College this has not been the case. Not only have the vast majority of our students passed their A-level courses we’ve also had an increase in our high grades. This is 12.9% higher than 2019, when exams were last sat, and 1.4% higher than last year, when no externally assessed exams took place. We are still awaiting the final results for our BTECs but the early indications are also very encouraging.”

The Shared Learning Trust Sixth Form saw pleasing overall increases in this year’s A-Level results from pre-pandemic levels, with some exceptional personal successes by individual students.

Led by joint Heads of Sixth Form, Sadaf Ahmed and Philippa Vessey, The Shared Learning Trust Sixth Form received “impressive results” with many students being awarded three A-Levels with grades A* – E, and just under half of the Sixth Form achieving top A-Level grades of AAB.

Many students will be heading to university in September to study subjects such as Law, Biochemistry and Aerospace Engineering.

Image of students with their results

Sadaf Ahmed said: “Our students have continued to show incredible resilience and tenacity, and this is reflected in the results awarded this year.”

Philippa Vessey added: “It is wonderful to see such positive results after two years of hard work from both our students and teachers. We are a Sixth Form where staff know all the students really well, meaning that our students get the individual support, both academically and pastorally, they need to be successful. Our students have bright futures ahead of them and we share their excitement in their next steps.”


What’s Next For Luton Students?

Many students across Luton will now embark on the next stage of their education.

Students showing results

Iqra from Luton Sixth Form College achieved an A*, A*, A in Biology, Chemistry and French. She will now go on to study Biomedical Science at Kings College London.

Aman achieved three A*’s in Maths, Further Maths and Economics at LSFC and will go on to study Economics and Management at the University of Oxford.

Menelaos achieved A, A, B in Law, Greek and English Literature, along with achieving a B in History and a C in an EPQ at The Shared Learning Trust Sixth Form. He will be reading Law at Goldsmiths University.

Salma from TSLT Sixth Form achieved an A in Maths, A in Chemistry and B in Biology. She’s looking to go to the Queen Mary University of London to study Biochemistry.

Omar will be embarking to Leicester to complete Aerospace Engineering after receiving an A*, D and Distinction* at TSLT Sixth Form.

Hannah from Luton Sixth Form College achieved an A*, A*, A in Chemistry, Maths and Biology. She will be taking a gap year.

Yusuf achieved a B in Italian, B in EPQ and two Distinctions in Applied Science at TSLT Sixth Form. He’ll be going to the University of Southampton.

Junaid from LSFC will be studying Accounting and Finance at the London School of Science and Economics after achieving A*, A, B in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

Fatima will be taking a gap year after achieving an A* in Computer Science, A in Maths, B in Business and B in Physics at LSFC.

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