We are incredibly proud of the success our students have had when it comes to applying for university places.
Despite the unprecedented situation students have found themselves in this year, Post 16 students at Kingsthorpe College celebrated success this morning as they achieved some outstanding Key Stage 5 results. For these students - who had their school life abruptly cut short - there was a heightened sense of anxiety upon receiving their results this morning, but we are really pleased that over 80% of our students secured their first-choice university offer – a just reward for two years of dedication and hard work.
Many students celebrated excellent individual performances, as our diverse and personalised curriculum continues to enable students to achieve the qualifications required to allow them to move on to the next stage of their journey. Particular recognition should go to:
- Asef Chowdhury who achieved Distinction Star in both Business and IT as well as grade A in Finance and goes on to study Computer Science at the University of Liverpool;
- Shereena Witts-Williams who achieved grade A* and grade A in English Literature and English Language respectively as well as grade B in photography who goes on to study English and Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln;
- Poppy Moses who achieved grade A* in both Art and Photography as well as grade C in English Literature and goes on to study Photography at Nottingham Trent University;
- Niyaz Rahmen who achieved grade A* and grade A in Sociology and Finance respectively as well as grade C in Art and goes on to study Law with Criminology at Nottingham Trent University;
- Chelsea Shatford who achieved two grade A in both Sociology and History as well as grade B in English Literature who goes on to study Early Childhood Studies at the University of Northampton;
- Theo Dore who achieved grade A in Finance, Distinction in IT and grade C in English Literature and goes on to study Economics at the University of Essex;
- Maisie Sproson who achieved Distinction Star in Health and Social Care and grade B in both English Literature and Psychology and goes on to study Psychology at the University of Northampton;
- Thahsin Islam who achieved grade A in Maths and grade B in both Sociology and Finance and goes on to study Business Management and Economics at Nottingham Trent University;
- Ahad Ali who achieved a Double Distinction in Creative Digital Media and grade B in Art who goes on to study Architecture at Oxford Brookes University;
- Teddie Decheva who achieved grade A in Art and grade B in both English Language and Psychology and goes on to Illustration and Animation at Coventry University;
- Abdulaziz Ali who achieved Distinction Star in IT, Distinction-Merit in Creative Digital Media and grade C in Photography and goes on to study Digital Media Production at Oxford Brookes University;
- Tahsina Begum who achieved grade A* in Sociology, grade B in History and grade C in English Literature and goes on to study Law at the University of Warwick.
Stuart MacDonald, Director of Post 16, said: “We are delighted with the student successes this summer which further demonstrate the sustained improvements we are making as a College. We are particularly pleased that the results reflect our commitment to provide a broad and balanced curriculum. These results are testament to the determination and commitment of all involved with the College and we wish all our students the very best for the future.”
Jennie Giovanelli, Headteacher, said: “It was an unusual experience for our students this year – both in terms of how they finished their school life, but also the results day experience which had to be meticulously organised because of social distancing. It was important to us though that we still offered a face to face results day (albeit run very differently because of the current restrictions due to Covid-19) to both celebrate our students’ success, as well as be on hand to support students with any questions or queries about their next steps. Whilst the year might not have finished in the way we imagined, we are incredibly proud of the contribution that all our young people have made to life at KC, and we wish all our KC Class of 2020 students the very best of luck.”
We still have several places available for students who would like to join Kingsthorpe College. We offer both traditional A level courses, as well as a range of innovative and high successful vocational courses. If you would like further information do take a look at our Post 16 page or contact Post16.Team@kingsthorpecollege.org.uk