Thursday 17 August 2017 saw the publication of the A Level results for the St Edward's College 2017 cohort. This year is the first year of the new reformed A level courses in many subjects*, with the abolition of modular study and all the assessment dependent upon examinations at the end of the course, This new landscape has challenged schools, colleges, and a generation of students throughout England, and makes comparisons with previous years in which modular courses have been consistently taught (they were introduced in 2000) unreliable.
An overall pass rate of 97.6% was achieved by students and of the 338 entries, 41.4% were graded at A*-B.
Excellent results were attained by a number of the cohort with 21 (approximately 1/6) students achieving exclusively A*/A/B grades representing tremendous effort and deserved success.
Students who undertook the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) achieved outstanding success; 10 out of the 14 candidates achieved an A*/A grade. The EPQ demonstrates a student’s ability to undertake an independent research project, providing a head-start for candidates to ‘stand out’ from other applicants and is equivalent to an AS Level.
In spite of the challenges associated with A level reform for students and teachers, the school is very pleased at the achievements of so many students and congratulates them warmly upon their progress.
Our congratulations go to all students who have gained entry to university courses in recognition for their hard work and effort over the past two years. We wish them well in their next steps as they become the Catholic leaders of the future.
*reformed A level subjects for 2017 include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Art, English Literature and Language, History, Business Studies, Psychology.
Click on the link below to view the results in more detail: