Pupils make the grade after result joy

Laura Povey, left, and Molly Parker, pick up their A level results from Scarborough 6th Form College. Laura got an A and 2 Bs, while Molly gained an A*, A, and 2 Bs. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123315a 16/08/12
Laura Povey, left, and Molly Parker, pick up their A level results from Scarborough 6th Form College. Laura got an A and 2 Bs, while Molly gained an A*, A, and 2 Bs. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123315a 16/08/12
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More than half of all pupils have picked up top marks in their A-Levels after results came out this morning.

Matthew Makepeace, left, George Wardell, Joe Smith, and Jack Staples-Butler, pick up their A level results from Scarborough 6th Form College. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123315c 16/08/12

Matthew Makepeace, left, George Wardell, Joe Smith, and Jack Staples-Butler, pick up their A level results from Scarborough 6th Form College. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123315c 16/08/12

The pass rate at Scarborough 6th Form College has increased for the fourth year in a row, with 51 per cent of the pupils receiving the top A* to B grades.

These results are in sharp contrast to national figures, which show that the percentage of pupils gaining the top grades has fallen for the first time in two decades.

Nervous teenagers arrived at the college on Thursday morning to pick up their results, which have a major bearing on University places.

However, nerves soon turned to either delight or despair as they discovered their fate.

Friends congratulate each other on A level results day at Scarborough 6th Form College. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123315e 16/08/12

Friends congratulate each other on A level results day at Scarborough 6th Form College. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123315e 16/08/12

One pupil who was celebrating was 18-year-old Molly Parker. She gained an A*, A and 2 B’s, and is going to York University to study linguistics with Spanish.

She said: “I’m really pleased.

“I’ve done well and got on the course I wanted to get on.

“I don’t really know what I want to do after University, but I would like to be a writer.”

Also a big day for AS exam students, like Chelsea Forster, left, Natalie Waters, and Laura Mainprize, finding out their results from Scarborough 6th Form College. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123315d 16/08/12

Also a big day for AS exam students, like Chelsea Forster, left, Natalie Waters, and Laura Mainprize, finding out their results from Scarborough 6th Form College. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123315d 16/08/12

Critics of the exams have repeatedly said they are getting easier, with many schools, including Scarborough College, now using the International Baccalaureate instead.

However, when asked if she thought the exams were getting easier, Molly said: “I wouldn’t know as I’ve never done them before!”

However, not everybody will be celebrating today. For some, their results were not good enough to gain a place at their first choice University, and for many, a sizeable hike in tuition fees means that many students won’t be starting classes in September - even though they have the grades.

Pupils face paying up to £9,000 a year in tuition fees, and across the country, application numbers are down, with youngsters unwilling to rack up tens of thousands of pounds worth of debt.

Despite the cost, 18-year-old Jack Staples is attending York University next year to study History and Philosophy.

The teenager, from Hunmanby, had initially hoped to study at Oxford. However, he just fell short of acquiring the grades, and said that he found the A-Levels “trying, difficult and challenging”.

However, he staunchly opposes the rise in fees, saying: “I’m heartened and determined that those responsible (for the rise) will be brought to justice in my lifetime.

“I hope that with my education, I can help to achieve this.”

Overall, the colleges pass rate was 99 per cent, which is also up from last year.

In total, 24 A-level courses achieved 100% pass rates.

Tom Potter, the Principal commented: “This is a highly effective and successful College. This year’s results support our view that we are the best provider of post 16 education within at least a 40 mile radius of Scarborough.

“The students have worked hard to achieve this and we are very pleased for them.

“This is looking to a really great year for the College with these fabulous results, both BTEC and A-level courses, a strong Ofsted report last year and around £3 million investment going on in the site.

“All the College’s staff have played an important role is this strong achievement.”

“Clearly there will be some students who are disappointed with their results and we expect to talk to them in the next week or so to help them plan for the future, to re-sit examinations if necessary or change direction.”

Students who are disappointed with their results, and have missed out on a place at their first choice university, will look to get in through clearing.

Hull University have a campus in Scarborough, and staff there have been manning the telephone lines all day, as pupils look to secure a place there in September.

Prof Glenn Burgess, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Hull University, said: “The Clearing helpline has been very busy today and we are delighted to have offered 600 places to high quality students and we have taken over two thousand Clearing enquiries so far.

In terms of applications to the university this year, he added: “We are unable to give definitive figures at the moment, but we are in a broadly similar position to this time last year.

“The Clearing process is different from previous years because students with AAB grades do have more places open to them through clearing or adjustment, and can take their time to consider the options available to them. This makes it difficult to compare numbers with previous years.”

All students made an offer by the University of Hull are given a chance to visit the University before deciding and the university are holding open days from Friday 17-24 August.

Mr Potter added that staff will be in college every day to offer guidance, but students are being urged to ring in advance to ensure the right person is available.

The college also expect to still have vacancies in their programmes of study, so if there are students who are still unsure on whether to apply they can contact the College through Maria Khan in Admissions on 01723 380722.

The Results:

Scarborough Sixth Form A-Level results

Kate Adams 3; Alyssa Adlawan 1; Rima Aggarwal 3; Ruhul Ali 3; Jordan Allen 3; Joshua Allen 4; Sarah Allen 3; Sebastian Anders 1; Daniel Anderson 3; Jonathan Ansell 3; Philip Ansell 1; Daniel Appleby 3; Ross Appleby 4; Myah Ashkenazi 1; Amber Atkinson 1; Martin Atkinson 3; Ocean Atkinson 1; Marvin Axt 2; Sophie Baggallay 2; Leo Bagshaw 1; Oliver Bagshaw 3; Rachael Baines 2; Ellen Baldock 1; Sophie Ball 3; Lewis Bannister 3; Catherine Barnes 3; Joshua Barnes 1; Alistair Barrigan 3; Nicole Bartle 3; Emily Batty 3; Matthew Baxter 3; Lewis Bedford 4; Adam Binnington 1; Fiona Bird 3; Aaron Birley 4; Camilla Bisi 1; Joseph Blades 1; Hannah Bolton 3; Rhianna Bonser 1; Samuel Bowell 3; Kayleigh Bradshaw 1; Daniel Brailsford 1; Emma Breaks 4; Rainer Brearley 3; Bryonie Brignall 3; Kristian Brining 2; Robert Brocklehurst 3; Abbey Brown 3; Amy Brown 3; Charlotte Brown 1; Harry Brown 3; Jack Buck 2; Adam Burchfield 4; Isabel Burnett 3; Amy Burrows 3; Callum Butcher 4; Mollie Butler 3; Emma Cairney 3; Emma Campbell 1; Samuel Campbell 3; Christopher Carling 2; Hannah Carpenter 2; Aiden Carroll 3; Luke Castleton 4; Matthew Castleton 2; Ingrid Chambers 3; Keelin Cherry 3; Daniella Clark 2; Rosie Clark 3; Katie Clarke 1; Jordan Cole 3; Gabrielle Colling 1; Kieran Colling 3; Alex Collins 1; Hayley Cook 1; Amy Coomber 3; Luke Corden 3; Josh Cotterill 3; Hannah Couch 1; Sophie Coulson 3; Jed Coutts 1; Wyatt Crossland 3; Matthew Crowe 4; Bethany Davies 3; Josh Davies 3; Robert Davies 3; Hamish Davison 3; Rebecca Davison 1; Jack Dawson 2; Edward Day 2; Natalie Devonshire 3; Kirby Deyes 1; Dominic Dhillon 3; Aidan Dixon 3; Laura Dixon 3; Abbey Dobson 3; Hollie Dolan 2; Zachary Dolben 3; Liam Douglas 3; Thomas Dunwell 1; Omid Ebrahim 3; Charlotte Edge 3; Amber Ellerby 1; George England 2; Rebecca English 3; Molly Fawcus 3; James Fisher 3; Amy Flaherty 1; Christopher Flinton 2; James Foden 1; George Foote 4; Abigail Ford 3; Toni Fowler 3; James Fox 3; Joe Gardiner 3; Asal Ghahremani 3; Abigail Gilbank 3; Annalisa Gledden 1; Sarah Gledhill 5; Emily Gloster 3; Thomas Goodman 4; Richard Gowan 2; Elliott Graham 1; Kieran Grassham 1; James Green 3; William Green 1; Jack Greenway 2; Samuel Gregory 3; John Grierson 3; Colin Grigel 4; Callie Grindley 3; Alistair Gunstone 1; Joseph Hagan 3; Nicholas Haldenby 2; John Hall 4; Robert Hall 2; Mathew Hall-Atkinson 2; Poppy Hamilton 3; Laura Hannah 3; Alexander Hardiment 3; Rebecca Harding 1; Rachael Harker 3; Adrian Harland 1; Christine Harper 1; Adam Hartmann 1; Francesca Hawker 2; Mathew Hawkrdige 2; Sophie Haycock 1; Gabriella Haynes 4; Tamara Haynes 3; Molly Hayward-Sampson 2; Oliver Heaps 3; Michael Heaton 2; Robert Heaton 3; Bethany Hedgecock 3; Lucy Hepworth 1; Laura Herrington 2; Christopher Hewitt 4; David Hibbard 3; Barnaby Hick 3; Thomas Hickson 5; Samuel Hills 3; Jessica Hindley 3; Hannah Hodgson 3; Eleanor Hogarth 1; Amy Hoggarth 3; Mollie Holden 3; Thomas Hollingsworth 2; Hannah Holmes 1; James Hope 2; Glen Hopkins 4; Craig Howard 3; George Howle 4; Iwona Hunter 1; Natasha Hunter 2; Megan Ibbotson 3; Chelsea Ireland 1; Joshua Irwin 5; Claire Jackson 1; Adam Jeffreys 3; Heather Jenkinson 3; Sam Jenkinson 3; Matthew Jennings 4; Helen Johnson 3; Jarred Johnson 1; Lucy Johnson 1; Ryan Johnson 3; Sam Johnson 1; Philip Jordan 3; Matthew Joyce 4; Lucy Kay 3; Joshua Kelly 2; Zoe Kelsall 1; James Kevan 3; Abbi Kirby 2; Jack Kirk 5; Rebecca Knowles 3; Bethany Laverick 1; Jack Lawty 4; Oliver Leeming 3; Ashley Lester 2; Thomas Lewis 5; Mei Li 4; Kirsty Lincoln 4; Steven Lindsay 3; Gaa Lok 2; James Love 3; George Low 3; George Loy 4; Philipp Maass 6; Matthew Machin 4; Daniel Macmillan 2; Matthew Makepeace 3; Danny Malton 3; Leo Maric 2; Nico Marrone 4; Klara-Joella Marshall 1; Amy Martin 3; Nicola Mather 3; Benjamin Maw 2; Daniel Maw 1; Alex May 3; Nadine May 3; Paul Mccann 1; Craig Mccluskie 3; Phoebe Mccrorie 3; Laura Mcfarlane 1; Sara Mclanaghan 3; Connor Mcneill 2; Sophie Mcniven 3; Andrew Mcnulty 3; Leah Mcphee 1; Melanie Miles 3; Charlotte Miller 3; Calum Mills 3; Charlotte Moore 3; Jake Moore 3; Charlotte More 4; Harriet Morley 3; Joanne Morris 1; Finlay Moss 2; Kirsty Moss 3; Lydia Mountford 1; Alex Naylor 1; Alexander Newlyn 4; Matthew Newsome 3; David Noble 3; Seamus Nolan 3; Catherine Odendaal 4; Yasmin Oliver 1; Christy O’rourke-Kilburn 3; Alexander Oyston 5; Luke Parker 2; Molly Parker 3; Oliver Parkin 3; Karrie Parkinson 1; Anthony Parr 3; Emily Parsons 1; Danielle Patchett 3; Thomas Patterson 2; John Pearcy 3; Emilie Pearson 3; Liam Peel 3; Kate Pickard 3; Samuel Pickering 3; Laura Povey 3; William Povey 4; Molly Pratt 1; Matthew Prince 3; Oliver Proudfoot 1; Karla Purvis 1; Kathryn Raistrick 1; Reuben Raistrick 3; Alice Rawling 3; Daniel Richards 5; Oliver Richardson 2; Jacob Ridley 2; Harriet Ritchie 3; Lily Robinson 4, Deana Roe 2; Christopher Roughley 4; Danielle Rounding 3; Georgina Rowe 2; Joseph Ryan 3; James Saffman 2; Adam Sample 4; Rebecca Sanderson 3; Hayley Sayers 3; Sam Scarborough 1; Samuel Sedman 3; Kirran Sharma 3; Lauren Sheldrick 3; Samuel Simmons 2; Georgina Singleton 3; Kanishka Siriwardana 4; Jacob Smart 2; Joe Smith 4; Katherine Smith 2; Paul Smith 1; Ruth Smith 3; Sommer Smith 1; Henry Snow 3; Charlotte Somers 1; Nicholas Speight 5; Rebecca Spence 1; Aran Spivey 3; Claire Stafford 3; Lucy Stainthorpe 3; Christopher Stamper 1; Jack Staples-Butler 4; Charlotte Street 1; Robert Stuart 1; Ross Stuart 2; Peter Sudworth 3; Samuel Swales 3; Daniel Sykes 3; Christopher Taylor 4; Harry Taylor 4; Jessie Teague 3; Jason Thibeault 1; Samantha Thomas 3; Laura Thompson 3; Harrison Thorpe 1; Philip Tindall 4; George Tolley 2; Daniel Tomaino 1; Nichola Toohie 3; Matthew Toseland 1; Andrew Trigg 1; Sharon Trousdale 3; Guy Tuplin 4; Jay Tuplin 1; Lucy Tymon 5; Alexander Valentine 3; Daniel Wackett 3; Ryan Wales 3; Emily Walker 3; Jessica Walker 3; Kieran Walker 4; Shaun Walker 1; William Walker 3; Daniel Walkington 3; Natalie Wallis 2; Leanne-May Walsh 1; Amy Walters 2; Ryan Ward 2; George Wardell 3; Grace Wardill 3; Amie Wardle 1; Jacob Warters 3; Amy Watkin 3; Ben Watkinson 4; Victoria Watkinson 1; Megan Watts 3; Sam Westmoreland 3; Null Westwood 1; Nicholas Wheatman 3; Henry Whelan 3; Emily White 3; James White 2; Katherine White 3; Fynlay Whitehead 3; William Whitehead 3; Joleah Whittle 1; Aimee Wigglesworth 3; Holly Wilder 3; Jonathan Williams 2; Rachael Williams 1; Antonia Wilson 3; Laura Wilson 3; Lauren Wilson 3; Stuart Wilson 1; Emma Windrass 3; Alexander Wood 3; Jonathan Wood 3; Ashley Woodall 2; Jordan Woodhead 1; Sam Woodward 1; Robert Worsey 3; James Worth 4; Lucy Wright 3; Natalie Wright 3; Sarah Wright 3; Sean Wright 3; Kate Young 3; Louise Young 3; Philippa Young 3.

Scarborough College International Baccalaureate Diploma results

Guy Bristowe, Jonas Bronner, Thomas Coombs, Lucas Cruz, Ahmed El-Khatib, Sam Emmerson, Kate Harris, Jessica Houghton, Alasdair Hughs, Lukas Kehrbusch, Philipp Kehrbusch, Daniel Kehrli, Leander Kraiger, Christian Krestel, James Marshall, Sukruthi Mavuri, Joshua Morrison, Anna Marie Niemeyer, Beth Nixon, Charlotte Osthelder, Luisa Prager, Tom Precious, Anja Puric, Nadia Rajab, Alex Renwick, Lucy Riddolls, Joseph Scheuermann, Hannah Shepherd, Angelos Tennant, Jannes Timke, Carl Timberbeil, Thomas Trueman, Jannik Wolters.

Lady Lumley’s School A-Level and AS results

M Allison 4+1AS; S Asquith 4+1AS; C Atkinson 5; E Atkinson 4+1AS; J Ault 3+1AS; C Avison 3+2AS; C Barr 3+1AS; S Bets 3+1AS; F Bloom 2+2AS; R Boak 3+2AS; L Bramhall 3; W Britton 3+1AS; A Coates 4+1AS; J Cole 3+2AS; H Cook 3+1AS; A Cooper 3+2AS; A Dennison 3+2AS; B Eddon 3; B Esse 4+3AS; G Fawcett 2+1AS; S Foxton 3; O Gilbank 5; M Hackett 3+1AS; E Haigh 3+2AS; K Hall 3+1AS; L Hartas 3+2AS; N Hepton 3+3AS; A Hinde 4+1AS; A Ingham 2; A Jackson 2+3AS; G Jackson 3+2AS; E Jemison 3+1AS; Z Johnson 2+3AS; M Keal 2+2AS; L Kelly 3+1AS; J Keown 2+2AS; A Knowles 3+2AS; T Knowles 3+2AS; W Lancaster 3+2AS; B Lumley 3+2AS; E Marr 3; B Mortimer 4+1AS; H Mosley 3+2AS; D Motley 3+2AS; R Norman 3+2AS; C Normyle 3+2AS; T Norrington 3+3AS; K O’Callaghan 3+3AS; J Payne 4; C Read 3+1AS; R Read 3+2AS; H Reeves 3; S Rhoder 1+4AS; D Rose 3+1AS; H Scaling 4; C Sclater 2+2AS; R Shepherd 3; L Smith 3+1AS; N Smithson 3; H Stent 3+3AS; E Stephenson 3+2AS; M Todd 3; J Trowsdale 3+3AS; L Turnbull 3+1A; J Tyler 3+2AS; A Walsh 3+1AS; M Williams 3+2AS; S Wright 2.