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College Students Celebrate Outstanding Results

16 August 2012

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College Students Celebrate Outstanding Results

Happy faces, jubilation and tears of joy were all on the menu for this year’s A Level students who collected their results from the College.

Over 6 of the A Level courses achieved a 100% pass rate, including Business Studies, Economics and Fine Art.

Just under 3000 young people choose to study at Croydon College each year, making it one of the most popular choices for 16 year olds across South London.

19 year old, Dorinda Kusi studied English Literature, Sociology & Lawand was speechless at her results. “I can’t believe I was able to get an A*in Law. I got 120/120 for my Criminology paper.” On the phone to her friends and family, she was still overwhelmed at her success. “I don’t know how I feel. I never thought it was possible, but the tutors have really helped me. They have been so supportive.” Dorinda will now go on to study Law at the University of Leicester.

Local student Joanna Elmore, felt her nervous anxiety turn into relief as she read her AS results. 3 A’s in Politics, Sociology and History left her wordless but very pleased. “This is absolutely brilliant”, her mother beamed. “The teachers were brilliant and she did absolutely fantastic. I am very proud of her.” The A’s will give her the stepping stone to continue her course and go on to university next year.

Proud 18 year old, Nicola Greaves, received her A-Level results today to find she has earned a C in Sociology, C in Media and a D in Photography. She was full of praise and thanks for all of her tutors, Nicola said, “My tutors were amazing, they really helped me through.” Nicola will be progressing on to apply for a Photography Diploma at University Centre Croydon next year.

After receiving his Business, Law & Sociology A Level results, Michael Hillman was thrilled to learn that he will be the first one in his family to go to university. “My B in Business is taking me to study at Coventry University. My family will be very proud of me.” He continued, “I hope to start my own business after my degree and Croydon College has been a great stepping stone. My teachers were very helpful with getting me the grades to go to university.”

Abiodun Aderidigbe gained exceptional grades; she discovered she had received an A in Economics, B in ICT and a C in Accounting. She is “over the moon” and said “I am very pleased and proud of myself; the College has been so helpful all the way through my course.”

Tariro Dengezi received a similar set of grades as friend Abiodun. She studied Accounting, Mathematics and Economics and achieved an A, B and C. Both Taririo and Abiodun are looking to progress onto university.

Martyn Jones, Head of Division for A Levels, said today: “We are all delighted with these very good results, which represent another successful year for learners and staff at Croydon College. In this competitive environment for work or university places, successful A Level students continue to have an edge. Achieving A Levels requires all sorts of skills beyond subject knowledge: determination, focus, good organisation, the ability to think outside the box, to apply knowledge relevantly and to work independently – all essential skills for success in any walk of life. So congratulations to all our learners who have worked so hard to achieve the skills and grades that will open doors to exciting opportunities in their future lives.”

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