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STUDENTS of Saint Michael’s College are celebrating the school’s best ever A-Level results.

The pass rate was 98 percent, with 70 percent of all grades being A* - B. 16 percent of the grades were A*.

The top performing students at Tenbury Wells based international boarding school include Jessica Wang, from China, who achieved 1 A* and 4 As, Ivy Wang, also from China, with 1 A*, 3 As and a B; and Vlad Mogilev, from Russia, with 2 A*, 1 A and 2 Bs.

Principal, Mr Stuart Higgins, commented: "We are incredibly proud of these results. They are a testament to the amount of hard work and effort the students put into their studies.

"They are even more impressive given that all of the students are doing these exams in a second, or even, third language. The teaching, and other staff, also work incredibly hard to support, encourage and motivate the students".

3:43pm

Pupils at Malvern College have performed remarkably well, scoring a 100 per cent pass rate.

45 per cent achieved A*- A grades, while 72% achieved A*- B grades.

Top performers were Gerald Roseman, from Tenbury Wells, who attained four A*gades, along with Olivia Darby, of Kidderminster, who attained four A* grades and Malvern's own Hani El-Bay who obtained one A* and two A grades.

Headmaster, Antony Clark said: “I am delighted for our A-level cohort who have achieved these outstanding results.

"These follow very successful results for their Upper Sixth International Baccalaureate counterparts, who received their excellent results in July.”

 

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Results from Heart of Worcestershire have announced their A-level results.

A spokeswoman said they are "proud" of their students

 

Laura Westwood, 18, Worcester, from our Worcester Campus achieved:

A sociology

C psychology

D religious studies

She explained, "I had a very good time at the College. Sociology was fantastic. I had great help from the tutors and if I had a different teacher I wouldn't have done so well. I am going onto study nursing at Worcester University."

 

Ellie Davies, 17, Worcester, from our Worcester Campus achieved:

A English Literature 

A Geography

A history

She commented, "I'm going to Exeter university to study geography. The college had a relaxed atmosphere and small classes which meant the support from tutors was excellent. I am really pleased and looking forward to the future."

 

Katie Davies, 18, Worcester, from our Worcester Campus achieved:

C Sociology

C Psychology

E History

She said, "I am going to Gloucester university  to study criminology. I chose the College because it wasn't as restricted as other colleges. I received excellent support when I was ill at the college. I had a challenging few years but persevered."

 

Nezira  Iqbal, 19, Worcester, from our Worcester Campus achieved:

A sociology

A psychology

C English

She commented, "I am going to Worcester university to study psychology. I was originally at sixth form college but transferred as the group sizes were smaller, it was quieter and the college offered more support. Guidance was more than other colleges."

 

Charlotte Price, 17, Redditch, from our Redditch campus achieved:

3 B's in English, History and Phycology.

She commented, "I'm really happy with the amount of support I've received at the College, all my own hard work has paid off. My plan is to go travelling in Thailand for a year and then I want to go to University next year."

 

Aleigha Adams, 18, Redditch, from our Redditch Campus achieved:

A*Phycology

A History

B in Biology

She said, "I'm so happy with my results! It just goes to show that determination and hard work does pay off in the end. I'm going to study Law at Birmingham Uni this year and I cannot wait, I'm counting down the days."

 

Lataviah Hepburn, 18, Redditch, from our Redditch Campus achieved:

B Phycology

B Business

C Media

She explained, "I'm relieved at my results, the College have been so supportive with career advice and what to do afterwards. I'm going to Demontfort Uni in Leicester this year to study Phycology, I'm really excited!"

12:49pm

Results from Heart of Worcestershire have announced their A-level results.

A spokeswoman said they are "proud" of their students

 

Laura Westwood, 18, Worcester, from our Worcester Campus achieved:

A sociology

C psychology

D religious studies

She explained, "I had a very good time at the College. Sociology was fantastic. I had great help from the tutors and if I had a different teacher I wouldn't have done so well. I am going onto study nursing at Worcester University."

 

Ellie Davies, 17, Worcester, from our Worcester Campus achieved:

A English Literature 

A Geography

A history

She commented, "I'm going to Exeter university to study geography. The college had a relaxed atmosphere and small classes which meant the support from tutors was excellent. I am really pleased and looking forward to the future."

 

Katie Davies, 18, Worcester, from our Worcester Campus achieved:

C Sociology

C Psychology

E History

She said, "I am going to Gloucester university  to study criminology. I chose the College because it wasn't as restricted as other colleges. I received excellent support when I was ill at the college. I had a challenging few years but persevered."

 

Nezira  Iqbal, 19, Worcester, from our Worcester Campus achieved:

A sociology

A psychology

C English

She commented, "I am going to Worcester university to study psychology. I was originally at sixth form college but transferred as the group sizes were smaller, it was quieter and the college offered more support. Guidance was more than other colleges."

 

Charlotte Price, 17, Redditch, from our Redditch campus achieved:

3 B's in English, History and Phycology.

She commented, "I'm really happy with the amount of support I've received at the College, all my own hard work has paid off. My plan is to go travelling in Thailand for a year and then I want to go to University next year."

 

Aleigha Adams, 18, Redditch, from our Redditch Campus achieved:

A*Phycology

A History

B in Biology

She said, "I'm so happy with my results! It just goes to show that determination and hard work does pay off in the end. I'm going to study Law at Birmingham Uni this year and I cannot wait, I'm counting down the days."

 

Lataviah Hepburn, 18, Redditch, from our Redditch Campus achieved:

B Phycology

B Business

C Media

She explained, "I'm relieved at my results, the College have been so supportive with career advice and what to do afterwards. I'm going to Demontfort Uni in Leicester this year to study Phycology, I'm really excited!"

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Malvern St James Girls School is celebrating another excellent year of personal academic achievement.

Worcester News:

A spokesman for the school said: "The calibre of the leavers’ University destination list is first-class. The choices the girls have made for their University courses also portray a cohort that is forward-thinking, with the confidence to embrace non-traditional sectors. "Almost all girls will be going on to stdy at their first choice of University to read the most diverse range of subjects."

She added: "Despite the somewhat gloomy forecast in the national media this week about A Levels, over 20% of students are celebrating straight A* - A grades with 1 student securing A* in all 5 of her A Level subjects.

"81% of all grades awarded were A* - B with an overall pass rate of 99%. 73% of students taking maths gained A* - A.

"The Food Technology and Latin departments enjoyed 100% A* - A grades, with Year 13 PE BTech Group scoring a clean 100% sweep of A* Distinctions. The AS results were equally impressive with a record 86% achieving A* - C.

Deputy Head Girl Elizabeth Rees from Malvern is looking forward to reading History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art; world-renowned and accepting only 60 students each year, her success marks a first in the history of Malvern St James.

Her original goal had been to read Classics at Oxford. The History of Art module she chose to study from within the MSJ Sixth Form Educational Enrichment Programme inspired her to raise her game and drive forward a new passion and ambition.

Elizabeth said, “I am really excited about studying at The Courtauld and living on the Strand. It is thrilling to be moving on to something new.”

 

 

12:10pm

The John Masefield High School in Leddbury is celebrating another strong year for A-level results, with students looking forward to taking up places at top universities.

Chris Price, the Deputy Head of Sixth Form said: "We are delighted that so many of our students have gained places with their first choice universities, apprenticeships and work placements".

The head of the sixth form, Mark Hawksworth said: "On the back of these results, the vast majority of students will go on to their first choice universities - many Russell Group."

A total of 79 per cent of students at the Masefield achieved grades A-C, and there was a 99 per cent pass rate.

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Worcester News:

 

A 15 year-old student at Worcester’s Bishop Perowne CofE College is celebrating after passing her A-level in Further Pure Maths and Statistics three years early.

Maths whizz Sophie Tothill was feeling “very relieved” and “really happy” after picking up her results at the Merriman’s Hill school.

The school’s delighted headteacher Julie Farr said: We congratulate Sophie, a year 10 student aged just 15, on achieving yet more outstanding success in A-level mathematics.  Sophie scored A grades in both Further Pure Mathematics and Statistics 1.”

Sophie, who has enjoyed maths from a very early age – waking up in the middle of the night as a youngster, trying to work out the answer to sums – passed her GCSE in the subject at the age of 12. Then, last year, in year 9, she passed her maths AS level.

Although enjoying her success Sophie said the hard work was not over as next term she would start work on more maths modules. Eventually she hopes to go to study the subject at Worcester Sixth Form College and then at university.

The headteacher said: “Her exceptional ability in mathematics was spotted immediately by her maths teacher, Mike Walsh, when she joined Bishop Perowne in year 7, leading to her achieving an A* grade in GCSE mathematics at the age of 12.

“With the strong and much valued support of her parents, we have created a personalised bespoke provision for Sophie dovetailing work with our maths specialist teachers in school, one to one tuition in school and work with the University of Warwick.  

“Sophie, a very caring, well-mannered student, who is also an exceptional runner, is modest about her achievements and contributes fully to the life of Bishop Perowne.  She richly deserves this success.”

Also celebrating outstanding exam results at Bishop’s are Aaron Hudspith  and William Hodges, both aged 16 who each achieved an A in AS business studies, taking the exam one year early along with several other students.

Ms Farr said: “We are delighted for our year 11 students who have achieved AS passes in business studies.  Most notable are the top A grades scored by William Hodges and Aaron Hudspith. We are proud of the achievements of all our students.

Aaron said: “Studying for the exam has been really interesting and I have enjoyed it. Our teacher was really helpful.”

William added: “I am very pleased with the result. It was different to anything else; we had to learn a different way of writing.”

Both boys are now going on the Worcester Sixth Form College to study.

 

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Hanley Castle High School students are celebrating a record set of A-level results. 

Eighty-one per cent of passes were at grades A*-C, with over a quarter of passes at either A* or A grade. 

A large number of students achieved outstanding individual results. This year’s star performer was Rachel Paton who swept the board with A* grades in Biology, English Literature, Geography and in her Extended Project.  Rachel will now take up her place at Worcester College, Oxford, where she will be reading Geography. 

Rachel said: "I feel a bit dazed at the moment but very excited about the prospect of going to Oxford."

Also on his way to Balliol College, Oxford to read History is Head Boy George Badger. George added A* grades in English Literature, History and his Extended Project, and an A grade in Biology to an A grade in French which he sat a year early. 

This was also a great year for Hanley Castle scientists.  Ruth Ayling gained A* grades in Biology and Chemistry and an A grade in Mathematics.  Ruth will be studying Veterinary Science at Newnham College, Cambridge.  She will be joined at Cambridge by Harry Tippell who gained  a perfect three A* grades in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.  Harry will be reading Natural Sciences at Christ’s College.

Once again, the school bucked the national trend with students achieving outstanding results in traditional academic subjects. 

Science again performed exceptionally strongly with an astonishing 51 per cent of students achieving either an A* or an A in Chemistry.  Not to be outdone, English Literature students broke a long-standing school record with 60 per cent of grades at either A* or A grade.

As always, the vast majority of Hanley Castle students have gained places at their first choice universities.  However, for some students, the route to university has come not through A levels, but via well regarded vocational qualifications.  The school offers a relatively small number of BTEC qualifications, but students’ outstanding success in these subjects, often taken alongside traditional A levels, has ensured that Hanley students are hot property in the race for university places. 

Worcester News:

Success! From left to right: Rebecca Harbour (A* A  B  B), George Badger (A*A* A  A  A*), Rachel Paton (A* A* A* A*) and Sophie Thompson (A A B).

Ninety-four per cent of BTEC passes were at either Distinction or Distinction* - equivalent to A or A* at A level. 

This means students such as Hannah Mather-Hutchinson will be taking up places at universities across the UK.  Hannah will be studying for a primary teaching qualification at the University of Worcester.  Hannah said: "I feel privileged and excited – and thankful for all the support I have had from the school."

Headteacher Lindsey Cooke said: "What a wonderful group of young people.  They have always been high achievers, but they have excelled themselves.  Of course, we are extremely proud of their A level results, but even more proud of the way in which they have developed in making an enormous contribution to the school and the wider community. 

"I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate each and every one of them on their individual success, and hope very much that they will keep us updated as they move on to the next exciting stage in their lives."

11:29am

Worcester News:

Dyson Perrins C of E Academy student Beth Wilks will go to Cardiff University to study Mechanical Engineering following her A-level success.

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Worcester News:

Twins Jess and Laura Morton are celebrating gaining distinctions in Sports Studies at Dyson Perrins C of E Academy.

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Worcester News:

Rhys Griffiths and Adam Lowe celebrate their success.

Students at Dyson Perrins C of E Academy have enjoyed success in their A-Level exams.

Headteacher Stuart Wetson said he was ‘delighted that students had achieved greater average points scores than their nationally benchmarked aspirational targets.

Students were especially successful in Maths with 40 per cent gaining A*-A grades and 80 per cent being awarded grades A*-C.

Equally in subjects such as Chemistry and History, half of all those students entered achieved grades A*-B. Within the whole school picture there were some notable individual successes including Rhiannon Lyon who secured 3 A grades in Chemistry, Maths and Biology and will now begin her degree course in Biomedical Sciences, Rhys Griffiths who gained an A* in Maths, a B grade in Further Maths, an A grade in Physics and a B in Chemistry (Rhys will continue his studies in Maths at Cardiff University), Adam Lowe who achieved an A in Maths and B grades in Chemistry and Physics (will take up his place at Bristol to read Maths) and Becky Green who was awarded Distinction* for Sports Studies, ICT and Textiles.

 At AS Level Rhianna Purcocks is an example of the promise and potential in Year 12 at Dyson Perrins with her impressive haul of A grades in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry and the award of a Distinction* in ICT.

Mr Wetson said: “I am extremely proud of the A-Level students and their achievements. They have worked incredibly hard during their time at Dyson Perrins and I would like to wish them every success for the future. The results are also testament to the efforts of the staff and the support of our parents.”

 

11:13am

At Worcester Sixth Form College a flush of high grades seem to have bucked the national trend.

The college’s A Level pass rate of 99.3% (grades A-E) continues to be significantly higher than the national average (98.0%).  This is the twelfth year running that it has been above 98%. 


High grades were up at the college, whereas nationally they have decreased this year.  50.9% of the 1396 entries by Worcester Sixth Form College students resulted in A*, A or B grades, and 78.7% resulted in an A*-C grade.

 

Of Worcester Sixth Form College’s 606 A Level candidates this year:

 

603 (99.5%) gained at least one A Level;
107 (18%) gained 3 B grades or better;
36 students gained 3 A grades or better;
7 gained at least 4 subjects at A or B, of whom 3 gained four subjects all at grade A.  

 

41 subjects out of the 49 taken (83.7%) had a 100% pass rate.

 

Principal, Michael Kitcatt, said “I am delighted with our results this year and would like to pay tribute once again to the hard work of our students and staff.  Our staff are all specialists in their individual A Level subjects and our experience and track record as a College are well known.  This year we have put in place extra support for our students in our Learning Resources Centre to help them even more with the development of the skills that they need for their A Level subjects.  We did this to ensure that they continued to achieve excellent results in the new environment created by the government’s decision to remove the opportunity to take exams in January and therefore to retake them in the summer.  Our increased high grades, bucking the national trend, show that this approach has borne fruit.”

 

The overall pass rate at the College at AS was 90.0%, compared to a national figure of 88.8% meaning that more students at the College are being successful in their first year of sixth form education than is the case nationally.

 

Worcester Sixth Form College is the largest sixth form in Worcestershire (state or independent).  These excellent results, achieved across entries in 49 subjects, are significantly above the national average, despite the fact that the College operates a comprehensive admissions policy, including a number of students who have not been allowed to enter local school sixth forms or have not succeeded in local independent schools. 
 

10:44am

A level students at Holy Trinity School in Kidderminster have achieved a 100% pass rate with over 90% of students gaining entry to their chosen universities.

The school reports that results in English, art and physics were outstanding.

Now ready for the off to university, Georgina Homer is to study Costume with Performance Design at Bournemouth University, Rebecca Rowberry Bioveterinary Science at the University of the West of England and Rebecca Blakeway has been offered a place at Leeds University to study Physical Education after she takes her gap year.

Headteacher Pam Leek-Wright said: “Once again our students have delivered a great set of results, and we are all delighted for their personal success and congratulate them all.”

 

Head sixth form Chris Barth, added: “Our expanding Sixth Form places emphasis on both academic success and the development of personal qualities and I wish them continued success, confident that all our Holy Trinity Year 13 leavers will flourish in Higher Education.”

 

 

 

Worcester News:

Collecting their A level results and off to university - Georgina Homer studying Costume with Performance Design at Bournemouth University, Rebecca Rowberry Bioveterinary Science at the University of the West of England and Rebecca Blakeway has been offered a place at Leeds University to study Physical Education after she takes her gap year.

10:40am

Results from RGS Worcester are in - and they're impressive with 76.8% of all grades scoring A*, A or B.

 

With over 50% of all the A Levels taken gaining A* or A grades, pupils’ performance was a record for the school. 

 

Over one third of the year group achieved three or more straight A*/A grades and 22.4% of subjects taken were graded A*, another record. 

 

Worcester News:

 

Five students (including twins Jamie and Harry Turner above) achieved 4 A* grades, with one candidate (Edmund Little) achieved a fifth A Level at A grade.

All six Oxbridge hopefuls have been accepted by their choice of either Oxford or Cambridge college, making this year a clean sweep for RGS's top flight university candidates.

Headmaster, John Pitt said “We are absolutely delighted with our A Level results, particularly when all indications were that the top grades would be more difficult to achieve.

“I would like to congratulate the students on all their hard work which has been recognised and handsomely rewarded. We are particularly pleased that so many of our Upper Sixth will now be heading off to their first choice of leading universities, ready to start the next stage of their education.

 

Mr Pitt also thanked the staff: “Teachers at RGS have prepared the students very well and the record results for the school are testament to their professionalism and determination to see each student achieve to his or her potential.

 

“RGS has not only prepared these students for university by ensuring that they achieve the grades required, but has also developed in them a love of learning and an enjoyment of the extensive range of other activities that the school offers, such as drama, music, sport and clubs. With so much here on offer, our students really do have the best preparation for the next stage of their lives and we wish them all the very best.”

 

Worcester News:

10:37am

The King's School in Worcester:
King's is very proud of its pupils achieving an exceptional set of A level results this year. We were especially pleased that 54.1 per cent of all grades achieved were at A* and A, an increase on 2013, and that 22.3 per cent of grades were awarded at A*, our highest proportion at this level since the A* grade was introduced. 


In total 46 students achieved A*/A grades in at least 3 subjects and 73, more than half the cohort, achieved ABB or higher, the government's measure of a 'high achiever'. The great majority of the year group have met their offers for their first choice university places. We remain proud that we do not offer any subject at A level which is not well regarded by good universities and that 40 per cent of all exams taken were in Maths and the Sciences. 
 
Special congratulations should go to Issy Pearce-Mason and Jack Guy who achieved four grades all at A*, and to Anna Baum, Emma Butterworth, Hariette Drew, Louisa Jarvie, Harry Lofthouse, Claire Smith and Fiona Starkie who each achieved 3 grades at A*.


Congratulations to all of the girls and boys on their achievements at A level. They have been a delight to teach and have accomplished so much in addition to their exam results in their time at King's. Now they are ready to move on to embrace the challenges of the next phase of their lives and we look forward to seeing them building on this success in the future.
 

10:30am

The Exam Results Helpline is open and for the first time ever, as well as helping students on 0808 100 8000, advisers will be answering questions on dedicated Twitter and Facebook pages.

Around 40 expert careers advisers will be helping students make the right choices, whether their grades are lower or higher than expected.

The Exam Results Helpline telephone is staffed by the country’s best independent and highly experienced careers advisers.

Students across the UK who have received their exam results (A levels and GCSEs) can call in to talk through their options and to get advice about their future learning and career options.

Further information including opening hours at www.ucas.com/examresultshelpline, follow @ERHelp or log on to Facebook/examresultshelpline

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Newent Community School is quick off the mark with good news. Headteacher Kirsten Harrison says it has been "an oustanding year" for A-level results - "comparable with the best we've had".

The school is celebrating a 99 pass rate at A2 level and 46 per cent of its A-level students have achieved A*, A or B grades.

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News from the north of the county. RSA Academy Arrow Vale in Redditch report their 'best ever' A-level resuts.

Principal Guy Shears says he is delighted to announce 100% of pupils achieved 3 A*-E

grades.

‘I’m incredibly proud of the students who have worked hard to gain their best ever A Level results," he said. "This has been an amazing year for students and staff at RSA Academy Arrow Vale."

Among the success stories were Jas Rai and Jordan Workman

Worcester News:

 

Jas achieved A* Business; A History; C English Literature is going to Birmingham University to read Law.

Jordan got an A in Applied Business; A Media Studies; C English Literature is going to Worcester University to read Business and HR.

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Meanwhile, record numbers are heading to university, according to new figures...

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More A-levels were handed the very highest grade this summer, but the overall pass rate fell for the first time in more than 30 years, official figures show.

In total, just over one in four (26%) of exams were awarded an A* or A grade, down 0.3 percentage points on last summer.

But the proportion of A* grades handed out rose to 8.2%, up 0.6 percentage points on 2013.

And the overall A*-E pass rate fell by 0.1% to 98% - the first time it has fallen in 32 years.

Boys have outdone girls at A* grade for the third year running, with 8.5% of boys' entries attaining the top mark, compared with 7.9% of the girls.

The latest results come amid major changes to the system, with January exams scrapped, leaving fewer opportunities for students to re-sit papers. All exams are now taken in the summer.

Schools have been warned that they could see changes to their results this year due to the overhaul.

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It's already started elsewhere in the country, so come on Worcestershire, send us your pictures - tweet us @worcesternews or use #WNalevels !

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9:26am

RESULTS: BREDON SCHOOL

The overall pass rate was 100%, with 61% of students gaining an A*- B grade.

Mr David Ward, headmaster of Bredon, said: "This is a very impressive set of results and I am thrilled that so many of our students have done so well.

"I would also like to pay tribute to the hard work and commitment of the teaching staff at Bredon, who work tirelessly to help students achieve the best results they can."

There were particular stand out performances in OCR Sport with 100% of students achieving A*- B grades and in ICT, 100% of students receiving their AS qualifications secured A*-B grades also.

Mr Ward added: "Bredon has a very wide-ranging curriculum offering traditional academic and vocational study options for all.

"I am particularly delighted this year that every Sixth Former has received an offer of a place from their chosen university. The whole Bredon family wishes them every success in the future."

9:24am

RESULTS: PERSHORE HIGH SCHOOL SIXTH FORM

The 101 students entered for Advanced level (A2) examinations this summer have hit the heights, with an A to E rate of 99.5%, according to headteacher Clive Corbett.

70.2% of results were obtained at grade C or higher, with 43% at A*, A or a B, and 11% of entries achieving the highest grade. 

The average point score per Year 13 candidate of 776 and per subject entry of 215 is also very encouraging, Mr Corbett said. 

He added: "It is gratifying to see young people reap the rewards of their hard work.

"A level examinations provide an increasingly rigorous challenge and success is not easily achieved.

"I would like to offer all of our students my best wishes in their future endeavours."

9:22am

Good morning,

Today's the day for thousands of young people across Worcestershire, heading out to collect their A level results.

Let us know how you've got on - send us your pictures and what you're up to next!

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9:59am Thu 14 Aug 14

Robot 3021 says...

Here's hoping some attractive female students who are good at jumping get lots of As, what will newspaper photographers do otherwise?
Here's hoping some attractive female students who are good at jumping get lots of As, what will newspaper photographers do otherwise? Robot 3021
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10:12am Thu 14 Aug 14

dave cus says...

sorry, but getting As means nothing in the real world! its all experience-based...
sorry, but getting As means nothing in the real world! its all experience-based... dave cus
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1:59pm Thu 14 Aug 14

dave cus says...

Heart of Worcestershire college, LOL joke!
Heart of Worcestershire college, LOL joke! dave cus
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2:05pm Thu 14 Aug 14

voledog says...

Well done to all those students who've got their grades today, but when I look at the subjects most of the young people said in the various posting above that they were off to university to study I absolutely despair. Many businesses are crying out for skilled technical staff, yet not one of those students said they were heading off to study engineering, physics, chemistry or manufacturing. Those that were going to study something useful, by the look of their subjects, will end up being employed in the public sector so will be be increasing little to the UK's GDP.

Maybe I should just join many of them and go off to study psychology too so I can start to understand why subjects that give them zero career prospects seem to be a better choice to run up £40,000 of debt for than a course leading to a qualification that employers actually want and need!
Well done to all those students who've got their grades today, but when I look at the subjects most of the young people said in the various posting above that they were off to university to study I absolutely despair. Many businesses are crying out for skilled technical staff, yet not one of those students said they were heading off to study engineering, physics, chemistry or manufacturing. Those that were going to study something useful, by the look of their subjects, will end up being employed in the public sector so will be be increasing little to the UK's GDP. Maybe I should just join many of them and go off to study psychology too so I can start to understand why subjects that give them zero career prospects seem to be a better choice to run up £40,000 of debt for than a course leading to a qualification that employers actually want and need! voledog
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9:13pm Thu 14 Aug 14

pinkfluff says...

You lot are mean!! imo. Get some happiness in your lives!
You lot are mean!! imo. Get some happiness in your lives! pinkfluff
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