A-LEVELS: Collyer’s thrilled by ‘superb’ grades

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Horsham’s College of Richard Collyer has hailed its record-breaking exam results as bucking the national trend.

Students have excelled with an A2 pass rate of 99 per cent, with 60 per cent achieving grades at A* toB, the college’s best ever performance.

Photography, Dance, Chemistry, Spanish, Computing, Classics, Music and Further Maths all had 100 per cent pass rates.

Jackie Johnston, principal at Collyer’s, paid tribute to the hard work of students, parents and staff.

She said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating yet another record-breaking year of outstanding success across our broad range of subjects.

“I’m incredibly proud of our students, parents and staff as the success reflects their hard work over the course of another hugely successful year. The results are quite simply superb.”

Noteworthy individual successes included Cambridge-bound Ben Kent, who achieved five A*s in Maths, Chemistry, Further Maths, Electronics and Physics, and Oliver Harris, who having achieved A*s in Electronics, Maths and As in Further Maths and Physics will be studying Physics at Sussex University.

Evie Button achieved four A*s in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology and is now heading for Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, while Michael McGearty is off to Oxford to study Engineering, having achieved A*s in Geology, Maths and Physics and an A in Further Maths.

Dr Johnston added: “In these difficult economic times, quality education is clearly at a premium and I’m delighted that Collyer’s continues to provide an outstanding educational platform for young people in the area. I wish our departing students good luck for the future.”

Collyer’s, in Hurst Road, has 1,600 full-time students and 500 adult education evening students.