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A Level Results Secure Successful Futures

Boston College is wholeheartedly celebrating the incredible success of the ‘Class of 2022’ A Level students and their excellent results, with an overall pass rate of 100% for the seventh year running, and 41% securing the highest grades of A*/A/B. This fantastic achievement is the outcome of the immense dedication and ‘team approach’ of staff and students with two years of hard work at an extremely high standard.

Boston College has placed a huge focus on the wellbeing of all learners, with those studying A Levels at the heart of this as they have worked towards undertaking their first ever round of formal examinations, after their GCSEs were affected during the pandemic. Learners have been thoroughly supported by the experienced and highly qualified A Level lecturers, and learner support services within the College with enormous commitment to getting their education well and truly back on track after such challenging times. An emphasis on helping learners to gain confidence and build a resilience mindset has been the priority – attributes that will have a positive impact on their future studies and employment.

The College is proud to see the progression routes of the learners with many progressing to Higher Education at their chosen university, whilst others are excited to move forward directly into employment and start their dream careers.

Smiley A Level learnerAfter achieving an amazing A* in Sociology, A* in Media and an A in Law, Vanessa Butucel said, “I am so happy with the A*, A*, A grades that I have achieved as they have secured my place at the University of Greenwich to study Media and Communications. I chose to study my A Levels at Boston College after my sister had a good experience here. I have really enjoyed my two years at College – the lecturers are so nice and always supportive. I discovered my natural ability and passion for Media through choosing a subject I had not previously studied, and now I plan to pursue a career in the industry.”

Happy A Levels Learner with results


Another Boston College success story is Alexander Draper who achieved a fantastic B in Media, C in History and C in Biology. Speaking of his results Alexander said, “I am progressing onto the Army with the plan to become a Technician with the Royal Engineers. I could have taken this route with just my GCSE grades, but I chose to continue studying at A Level so that I have higher qualifications for my future. I was offered a place at a Grammar School but decided that Boston College was the place for me after visiting the open event. The atmosphere, freedom, smaller groups and more lecturer time has made it easy to learn.”

Heather Marks, Vice Principal said, “Every single lecturer, student and parent should feel immensely proud and celebrate their amazing achievements this year. Our students are truly remarkable – demonstrating tenacity and integrity whilst working hard to develop further skills alongside their chosen subjects, such as resilience and stamina for independent learning. The high proportion of grades at A*/A/B show their brilliant standards of work and the exceptional progress made by our students despite the disruption they faced due to the Covid pandemic.”

After another year of impressive A Level results, Boston College continues to be an excellent choice of study after GCSEs at school – if you haven’t yet secured your place for this September, don’t worry you’re not too late – places are still available to study A Levels, Apprenticeships, University Level courses, as well as many other vocational courses. Visit one of the upcoming events in Boston – Results Day Open Event on Thursday 25th August between 9:30am-12:30pm, and Information and Enrolment Event on Thursday 1st September between 4:00pm-8:00pm.

Group of A Level learners on results day


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