The Results Day blog gives a flavour of the day; the main Key Stage 5 information is given below.
The progress students have made in English and maths is 0.55 and -0.6, respectively.
Against the backdrop of almost a complete set of reformed A Level and Level 3 courses with less coursework, fewer practical assessments and a greater emphasis on examinations at the end of two years, the 2018 Key Stage 5 exam results matched last year’s record-breaking average points scores per entry (PPE).
Sixteen students achieved A*/A grades in two or more subjects or their equivalent at Level 3 study and admissions to university have been strong, with the majority of students have been offered a place at their first-choice university and just a handful of students looking for a place through the clearing process.
Headteacher Nick Ellery said:
“This year’s GCE and Level 3 results once again have held up very well for students at UCC. This is the culmination of the tremendous commitment and hard work from the students and teachers over the last two years during a period of course and examination reform. We are so proud of our students, who have achieved such fantastic results. We’re also very proud of the fact that the country’s top universities feature in the destinations of our students and we wish all of our students the very best of luck in their futures beyond UCC.”
Rob Jackson, Head of Sixth form said:
“Today is the culmination of two years of hard work by UCC’s students, staff and parents. I am delighted that our mix of academic and vocational courses has again enabled our students to gain places on a wide range of degree courses that will take them on to graduate careers. Games design, teaching and social science degrees have always been popular with our students but it is interesting to see an increase in journalistic and political degrees this year, as well as higher-level apprenticeships.”