A-levels: Delight for students at Sussex Coast College Hastings

Mia Kaukolahti with her tutor William Edwards
Mia Kaukolahti with her tutor William Edwards

Sussex Coast College students were ‘over the moon’ after collecting their A-level results this morning (Thursday, August 18).

Mia Kaukolahti was so happy after finding out she gained the grades she needed to get into Kings College London.

Stacey Nailor

Stacey Nailor

She achieved a double distinction star in BTEC Level 3 Applied Science and a B in A-level anthropology, meaning that she got into her first choice university to study adult nursing.

Mia said: “I was nervous and a bit shaky this morning, but confident as well because I wanted to be positive and hope for the best.

“But when I opened them, I was so happy I cried, because I had got the marks I needed to get into Kings. It’s been an incredible journey.

“The teaching here has been amazing and they connect with you on a professional level as well as being so friendly.

David Philips and Caitlin Quigley

David Philips and Caitlin Quigley

“I think that’s what really drove me to do well; having these teachers that are your friends and support you all the way it really shows in your results.

“If it was different I don’t think I would have got such good results. All my teachers were really happy for me and it felt amazing to do them proud as well, not just for my own benefit but for them too because they deserve to get these results too – I think that’s really important.”

David Phillips was also extremely happy after opening his results to see an A* in world development and two Bs in government and politics and English literature.

He said: “I’m really happy. I got into the university I wanted, so I’ll be off to University of Kent in September to do European legal studies.

Charlotte Manning

Charlotte Manning

“I was quite nervous this morning though, checking my emails every half an hour to see if I had been accepted. But then I checked UCAS Track and found out I got in before I came to college, so I was so happy on my way in, I was then really excited to see what grades I got.”

Other delighted students included Charlotte Manning who got straight Bs in English language, history and politics, meaning that she got into UEA in Norwich. Isabella Francis gained Bs in graphics and art, meaning she will be moving to Holland next week to study fine art.

The college said 10 A-level subject areas increased the number of A*-B grades this year, with particular improvement in physics, history and art. biology, further mathematics and psychology also performed well this year, improving their pass rate to 100 per cent from last year.

Rob Hill, head of sixth form, said: “I’d like to congratulate our students on their hard work and commitment throughout the year.

“The A-levels have changed significantly this year, with students now following a two-year programme. We are excited to see how much further our first year students will develop over the coming year and to welcome our new group of first year students.”

Sussex Coast College offers a wide range of A-level courses. Enrolment starts on August 25.

Visit www.sussexcoast.ac.uk or call 01424 442222.

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