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Students and staff at Portsmouth College are today celebrating news of outstanding results for their A level and BTEC students, with an overall pass rate of 97% and 47% achieving the very highest grades at A*-B/Distinction. These figures sustain the now long-standing record of excellent results at the City’s sixth form college.

They also mean that students from across the city and from all our key feeder schools are now able to move on to Russell Group and other leading universities.

Liam King from King Richard School achieved A*AA. He is now moving on to Southampton University to study Economics. Liam looked back on the past two years of study;

I have loved every minute of my time at Portsmouth College and realised very quickly that it was the right choice for me.  The staff are respectful and treat you like adults, encouraging students to be independent and supporting them every step of the way.  I now look forward to joining a prestigious Russell Group University.

In addition, the following sample of students from across our feeder schools had fantastic achievements today!

  • Matthew Young from Springfield School achieved AAA. He is now moving on to Warwick University to study Physics.
  • Isobel Seamer from Priory School achieved AAA. She is now moving on to Cardiff University to study Geography.
  • Joe Winzar from Mayfield School achieved AAC. He is now moving on to Aberystwyth University to study Geography.
  • Bailey Williams from ALNS achieved ABB. He is now moving on to Southampton to study Modern History & Politics.
  • Chelsea Aitken from Charter School achieved AAB. She is now moving on to Portsmouth University to study English and Creative Writing.
  • Monisha Rahman from Portsmouth Academy achieved AAB. She is now moving on to City (UoL) University to study Optometry.
  • Katie Chudley from Miltoncross Academy achieved A*AA. She is now moving on to the University for the Creative Arts for Animation.
  • Suman Marygiri from St Edmund’s RC School achieved ABB. She is now moving on to Portsmouth University to study Architecture.
  • Freya Temple from Mayville School achieved AAA. She is now moving on to Exeter University to study Theology & Religion. 

The College welcomes a high proportion of its students from partner schools in the City and is delighted to be a key player in their progression from success at school through to today’s fantastic results and, in many cases, their achievement in securing first choice places at university. A higher proportion than ever now have the chance of taking up these highly competitive places. 

The success and popularity of the College also attracts students from further afield. Bethany Walker from Brune Park Community School achieved A*A*A.  She is now moving on to Surrey University to study Law. Beth was elated with her results today and commented;

Portsmouth College was definitely the right place to come to do my A Levels – I have loved it.  Lots of support from the college, academically and with the UCAS process - my results have exceeded my own expectations!” 

Principal, Steve Frampton, expressed his delight for our students and their parents, and for the College:

I am tremendously proud of our brilliant students, their parents and our staff on this wonderful day for the College.  I am particularly pleased with our success in securing places for students in prestigious universities. It is a great news story for Portsmouth that students coming to us from a very wide range of schools across the city are now progressing on to these universities. It is testament to all the hard work and dedication of our students, our staff, our governors and the many partners we have across the city.

“I would like to personally congratulate all these 2017 leavers both our A level and vocational learners. They leave Portsmouth College as confident, well prepared, respectful global citizens, with strong employability and academic skills. I would also like to personally thank all my fantastic staff who work tirelessly to help our young people to achieve their best."

Portsmouth College works closely with schools in city and with the City Council as a key member of the new Portsmouth Education Partnership. The City Council has welcomed the good news today from the College. Alison Jeffery, PCC Director of Children's Services commented:

It is fantastic that young people from Portsmouth schools and academies have done so well in their A levels. The results from Portsmouth College show how young people from schools in the city are going on to Russell Group Universities, and other Higher Education and Vocational training. High aspirations are critical and the support is clearly there to achieve them."

The College along with other colleges will be part of a celebration event on 22nd August organised by the City Council at the Landrover BAR for a number of the highest achieving young people. 

Summary of Results

97% Pass Rate
47% High Grade Achievement A*-B and Distinction Grades

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