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Jubilant sixth formers at Sandwell College are celebrating a top set of A Level results for the second year running, following their first year in the brand new Central Sixth campus.

Students at Central Sixth, based in the building formerly known as The Public, soared to success with a 100 per cent pass rate in 20 different subjects and a 99 per cent pass rate overall.

Keenia Dyer-Williams, aged 18 from Birmingham, scored a hattrick of As in English Language and Literature, Art and Design, and Media Studies. She is now going to study English with Creative Writing at Birmingham University. “I wasn’t expecting anything like this and I didn’t want to get my hopes up too much in case I failed,” she said.

Alice Pledger scored A* in Geography, A in Biology and C in Chemistry, and is going to read Biology at Lancaster University. It was easy as A, B, C in Biology, Maths and Chemistry for Mavish Tahir who has a place at Birmingham University to study for a biomedical science degree.

Adele Matthews got two As and a B in physics, chemistry and maths, while Charlotte Jones got two As in English Literature and Media Studies, and a B in English Language.

Jodie Stokes is going to study maths at Aston University after getting an A in maths, a B in history and a C in physics.

These impressive grades are up on last year’s first ever set of results, which saw a 100 per cent pass rate in 19 different subjects and a 99 per cent pass rate overall.

Director of Central Sixth, Dr Matt Lamb, said: “Our students are a credit to the college and to Central Sixth, which has really proved to be an inspirational learning environment, and we’ll be continuing to build on this success with programmes of support to push our gifted and talented students even further.”

Sandwell College Principal Graham Pennington added: “These results are wonderful and reflect how hard our students have worked to achieve their qualifications. We are very pleased to have improved on last year’s already high pass rate.
“Our A Level provision is going from strength to strength due to the work of the students and our dedicated and excellent staff and we have record applications for next year. We hope more and more young people in the borough will now benefit from the excellent learning environment Central Sixth provides. The move of our A Level courses and the partnership with Sandwell Council has been a huge success in improving opportunities for young people.
“The results are also testimony to the work of our partner schools on helping the young people on their journey in achieving these fantastic results.”

The sixth form started up just three years ago, taking over the entire top storey of the £77 million Sandwell College campus, before moving to its iconic New Street base at Central Sixth, officially opened by HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, last October.

A stunning £5.9 million transformation of the interior of Central Sixth was completed last year ready for the start of the September term.

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