Written by on August 15, 2019

Students in Luton received their A-Level results today determining their next step in their education and/or career.

Inspire FM spoke to students at The Sixth Form at The Stockwood Park Academy, which is run by The Shared Learning Trust and Luton Sixth Form College. Students and teachers at both colleges were very pleased with the results with many students excited about going onto University, apprenticeships or full-time employment.

Overall, grades were up on last year with Principle Louise Lee, of Chalk Hills Acadamy, saying: “I’m really pleased to see this improvement, which is a testament to both our curriculum offer, strong teaching and excellent student engagement.”

Results achieved at The Stockwood Park Academy were also very positive. The Academy saw a considerable number of top grades, with 21% of pupils achieving an A* or A (or equivalent) in one of their subjects. This has helped many students gain a coveted university place. That includes Head Girl Nuriyah Malik who is going to Brunel to study Sociology, Deputy Head Boy Denis Gwizdala who will now study Law at the University of Hertfordshire, and Ugur Ustun who is off to Warwick to study Maths & Economics.

Principal Richard Found said: “I am delighted with this year’s A-Level results. There’s a lot of controversy in the news at the moment about whether universities should scrap offers based on predicted grades. Well, despite many of our students having received unconditional offers, they didn’t let that distract them – they worked really hard and are seeing the benefits of that today.”

At Luton Sixth Form College the A-Level pass rate was 97.6% whilst the pass rate for BTEC Level 3 Diplomas was 99.5%.

Principal Altaf Hussain said: “I am so proud of our students and their achievements on our A-Level and BTEC programmes. Their incredible hard work, continuous efforts, determination and grit has really paid off.”

He added: “I believe in a decade or so we’ll have a Prime Minister who’s from Luton and attended Luton Sixth Form College”.

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