Students at Joseph Chamberlain College in Birmingham are, once again, celebrating tremendous success, as their A-level and BTEC results are published this year. Even with the disruption of the couple of years, our students have managed to achieve a pass rate of 100%, with over 60% of grades at A/B for students studying A-levels and over 80% of grades at Distinction for BTEC students. This means that our students are now able to move on to a wide range of high-quality university courses, with a record number of them progressing to their first choices.
So, for example, we are celebrating the phenomenal success of six students who have achieved places to study medicine – Sabrina who has a place for medicine at Birmingham University, while Aisha, Mohammed, Aaminah, Madia and Tahera have all won medical places at Aston University. Iqrah also has claimed a place for a foundation year in medicine at the University of Portsmouth. In a year of very stiff competition for medical places, these are truly remarkable achievements.
Amongst our other high achievers, Safiya has won a place at Birmingham University to study English Literature with exceptional grades of A* in English, A in Religious Studies and an A in Sociology. Also winning a place at Birmingham University is Mnar who, with three grade As in Biology, Chemistry and Maths, is to start a degree course in Pharmacy. Alex’s excellent results of A* in Psychology, A in Law and also an A in Criminology will see her take up a place at Birmingham University for Law, alongside Bilal who was rewarded for his three grade As with an offer of a place on the same course.
Whilst large numbers of our students will also progress successfully for degrees at our local universities, some are venturing further afield, examples being Hamda who is travelling to York University to study Law with three grade As in Religious Studies, Law and Criminology, as well as Khadijah with grades of A* in Art, A* in Graphics, a B in her EPQ and a C in Psychology, who is journeying to Cardiff to study Architecture. Three of our students – Hassan, Faizan and Zeyad, who each got a triple Distinction* grade in their BTEC IT course – the highest possible grade – are going to Aston University to study Computer Science. Isha and Halima will be at the same university studying Pharmacy, having also secured the highest possible grades in their BTEC Applied Science course.
Principal of Joseph Chamberlain College, Tony Day, says ‘We are delighted with the success of our students again this year. Considering their journey over the last two years, I am pleased that so many of our students are progressing to their first choice university courses with such excellent BTEC and A-level grades. There is so much cause for celebration today and that is simply due to the hard work and dedication of our excellent students and staff. I am very proud of everything that has been achieved this year.’