Congratulations to all students in Year 11 for achieving outstanding results at GCSE.
Despite the removal of Speaking and Listening marks in English, 72% of pupils
gained A*–C grade passes in that subject (up from 69% in 2013); in mathematics 74% achieved this outcome (75% in 2013). 47% of students achieved 1 or more A*/A grades. Overall, 61% of students at the College gained 5 or more A*C grades including English and mathematics, despite strict new rules on counting vocational qualification equivalences.
The average points score per entry in 2014 is 42.4 (42.0 in 2013), representing further continued improvement in achievement in each entry overall.
Ten students achieved A* or A grades (or equivalent) in eight or more GCSE subjects and 47% of students in the year group achieved 1 or more A*/A grade.
Naturally, students receiving these results, in the company of Border TV were delighted, as were the staff who taught them.
The number of applications for Sixth Form courses at Ullswater Community College is at a record high, with an expected 170 applications to continue into Sixth Form studies at the College in September.
You can now watch footage from both of our Results Days in our film:
UCC students achieved outstanding results at A level once again this year!
Congratulations to all of our Year 12 and 13 students who celebrated spectacular grades in the presence of cameras for national TV. Coverage by BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 Live, Look North and The Cumberland and Westmorland Herald took UCC results to an audience of well over 14 million.
A-level points scores this year once again hit new records, with an average of 755.2 QCA points per student (738.2 in 2013); 99% of students achieved one or more passes at A level and 98% achieved two or more. The proportion of grades at A* and A was 15.2, compared to 14.4% in 2013; A* results of 4.4% compared to 2.3% in 2013.
Ten students achieved A* or A in two or more subjects.
A huge well done to all students, and staff, for achieving these fantastic results and good luck to all of you in your university applications and your lives beyond UCC.