Last Updated on August 23, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
South Devon College A level students have achieved outstanding results, with an impressive 97% overall pass rate. The college, known for its history of high pass rates, saw 65% of students achieve A*- C grades this year, with almost 40% achieving A* to B grades.
The success story doesn’t end there. South Devon College achieved 100% achievement rates across various subjects, including English literature and language, Business, Chemistry, Physics, Law, Sociology, Politics, and Criminology. The dedication and hard work of both students and teachers is evident in these remarkable results.
Technical and professional qualifications also performed exceptionally well at the college. In particular, the first cohort of T Level students achieved an outstanding 95% pass rate, with 40% of them achieving distinctions. This is a significant achievement for both the students and the college.
Matthew Harbour, Vice Principal and Deputy CEO of South Devon College, expressed his delight at these exceptional results, especially considering the challenges faced due to the pandemic grading. The national trend of lower grades made these outstanding achievements even more noteworthy.
Among the students celebrating their impressive results is Abbey Oliphant, an 18-year-old student from Dartmouth. Abbey’s hard work paid off as she secured a place at Exeter University to study geography with politics after achieving A, A, B, D in A level geography, politics, biology, and the Extended Project EPQ. Abbey will be the first in her family to attend university, marking a significant milestone for her and her family.
Paris Matthews from Torquay is another success story, having secured her place at Brighton University to study film. She achieved B, B, A in A level film studies, psychology, and sociology, showcasing her skills and dedication to her chosen field.
Fergus McGrath from Preston achieved A, B, B in his A levels in sociology, criminology, and film studies. He plans to further his studies in criminology and sociology at university.
For those looking to pursue higher education, University Centre South Devon, part of South Devon College, is now receiving inquiries for Degree and Foundation Degree programs through its Clearing hotline. Interested students can also visit the college’s dedicated Clearing page on ucsd.ac.uk or contact the Clearing advice Line for more information.
To provide additional support and guidance, drop-in sessions with guidance and teaching staff are available on Thursday, August 25th. These sessions aim to provide prospective students with valuable information about their university options.
South Devon College’s remarkable A level results and the success stories of its students demonstrate the institution’s commitment to academic excellence. Congratulations to all the students and staff who have made these achievements possible.