Wisbech student Emma is one of College of West Anglia’s top performers in A-level results

ONE of the best performances in the College of West Anglia’s A-level results came from a student from Wisbech.

Emma Plumb, 19, got an A in Maths, B in Further Maths and C in Physics.

The former student of Thomas Clarkson Community College is now off to Sheffield Hallam University to study maths and education to achieve her ambition to become a maths teacher.

There were tears of joy and howls of delight today as students returned to the College of West Anglia to discover their A-level results.

While some sought privacy to open their envelopes, others joined friends to check if they had secured enough points to earn their university places.


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At its King’s Lynn campus, A-level students enjoyed a pass rate of 98 per cent at grades A-E and a 73.5 per cent at A-C - an increase of more than 10 per cent on 2011.

The AS levels saw an 81.9 per cent pass rate at A-E, up on 2011, and 43.8 per cent at A-C.

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The Wisbech Partnership between the College’s Isle Campus and Thomas Clarkson Academy also showed overall pass rate improvements.

A-level pass rate was 94 per cent at grades A-E with 49.3 per cent achieving grades A-C. The AS level results saw 70 per cent pass at grades A-E, 40 per cent achievement at grades A-C.

Twelve of the 15 A-level subject areas achieved a 100 per cent pass rate.

David Pomfret, college principal, said: “We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements. They reflect both the hard work and commitment of our students and the high quality of teaching and learning in our college. I would like to congratulate all our students and staff on their success.

“We are also delighted with the 15 subjects that achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, this, coupled with the majority of our A-level students attaining higher A-C grades, means that more of them will be accepted into their first choice college or university.”

• The College is offering free impartial advice, guidance and support to students, whatever their grades, on career and course choices.

Visit its King’s Lynn or Isle Campus for further information or contact Student Services on 01553 761144 for King’s Lynn or 01945 582561 for Isle.

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