Fenland students shine as College of West Anglia celebrates strong A-level results

Shannon Kiley with her sons Riley and Bobby.

Shannon Kiley with her sons Riley and Bobby. - Credit: Archant

A NUMBER of Fenland students were among those at the College of West Anglia who enjoyed excellent A-level results today.

James Taylor.

James Taylor. - Credit: Archant

The King’s Lynn-based college enjoyed a pass rate of 98 per cent at grades A*-E at A-level, with 66.5 per cent at A*-C. The AS-levels saw an 81 per cent pass rate at A-E with 38.4 per cent at A-C.

Aysha Bellamy

Aysha Bellamy - Credit: Archant

Among the successful students was former Wisbech Grammar School student Ashleigh Mays, who overcame a lot of health problems to achieve two C grades.

Ashley Mays.

Ashley Mays. - Credit: Archant

Ashleigh, 20, from Walton Highway, will study law and psychology at De Montfort University in Leicester.

James Taylor, from Gorefield, achieved four A-levels, including an A In IT. With it he also gained Bs in Law, Business and English and will now be studying business, economics and finance at Loughborough University.

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It was straight As from 18-year-old Aysha Bellamy, from Wisbech. She gained an A* in both Human Biology and Psychology and an A in English. Now she will go to university in Lincoln to study Psychology.

“I am really proud of what I have done,” said the former student of Marshland High School, West Walton.

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Mother-of-two Shannon Kiley, 20, had reason to celebrate when she realised she had achieved her necessary three grades to gain her a place at Norwich City College University to study childhood studies.

Shannon, from Marshland St James, is mother to Riley and Bobby and gained a B in Sociology, C in English Literature/Language and D in Psychology D. She plans to commute to Norwich for her degree so she can eventually go into primary school teaching.

She said: “I could not have achieved my A levels without the continued support from the college and of course my wonderful family.”

College principal David Pomfret said: “We are very proud of our students’ achievements. They again reflect both the hard work and dedication of our students and the high quality of teaching and learning in our college.

“I offer my congratulations to all our students and staff on their success.

“We are also delighted with the 16 subjects that achieved a 100 per cent pass rate. This, coupled with the two-thirds of our students attaining A-C grades, means that the majority of them will get in to their first choice of university.”

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