Students and staff at Highbury, part of City of Portsmouth College, are celebrating today after seeing results in many areas of full-time provision.

Highbury student Gabrielle celebrates top marks

Following a remarkable year, Level 3 BTEC results were announced today in areas including computing, media, sport, engineering, business, travel, health & social care, art & design, public services, construction and Core Maths.

Student from across the college achieved top grades with 40 outstanding students awarded triple distinctions DDD (equivalent to three grade As at A Level) or higher, with 17 students awarded D*D*D* (equivalent to three grade A*s at A Level).

The College’s Level 3 health & social care provision, which includes the unique Nurse Cadet Programme, celebrated with 75% high grades, 29% gaining D*D*D*.

Aspiring midwife Gabrielle Elmes was amongst the students celebrating today with D*D*D*.

Gabrielle said: "It feels so good to have got the results I did because I worked so hard, and to get a D*D*D* is just incredible. I’m just so happy it’s paid off."

Gabrielle was home-schooled before coming to Highbury College to complete a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care. She has accepted her place at the University of Surrey and will be starting her midwifery degree this autumn.

The computing department also impressed with 67% of students achieving high grades (33% with D*D*D*) on the software pathway and 78% high grades on the networking pathway.

Also celebrating a fantastic result was travel & tourism student James Duncan, who achieved top grades with a D*D*D* performance.

He said: "I’m just so happy with my results and I’m really proud of what I’ve done. I can’t wait to go on to further my studies in the future."

James plans to study a Higher National Diploma in International Travel & Tourism following a gap year working and volunteering in the industry.

Other highlights include 100% of students achieving high grades on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media course and a 100% increase in high grades in Core Maths.

In August 2021, Highbury College and Portsmouth College merged to form City of Portsmouth College. The joint organisation offers a full range of Level 3 provision with A Level success celebrated today at the Tangier Road Campus.

Despite a particularly difficult year for students and staff across the UK, Portsmouth College, part of City of Portsmouth College, also celebrated excellent A Level and Level 3 vocational results. Across the college, 99% of students passed their qualifications and 57% achieved the highest grades of A*-B at A Level and Distinction Star/Distinction on Level 3 Vocational programmes.

Chief Executive Officer of City of Portsmouth College, Penny Wycherley, said: "After such an extraordinary year we are all so proud of our exceptional students and our outstanding teaching and support staff. Across the board, students have shown such tenacity, resilience and commitment to learning and I am confident they will go on to surpass their ambitions. Congratulations to all."

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  • Date 11/08/2021