Exceptional A-level results for Cirencester College students

Students and staff from Cirencester Sixth Form College celebrate another successful year of outstanding A-level results.

Among the many success stories are three exceptional A-level students who gained and incredible four A stars each.

Oliver Pennington, formerly of Cirencester Deer Park School, gained maximum grades in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Oliver is now off to Manchester University, where he will study a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Joseph Butterfield, formerly of Rednock School, also collected maximum grades in his A-level exams with four A stars in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics. Joseph is off to Bristol University, where he will study a degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

Finally, Rebecca Pinnock, formerly from Kingsdown School, gained her four A stars in Chemistry, Maths, Geography and Geology. Rebecca is now off to Oxford University, where she will study a degree in Earth Sciences.

But Oliver, Rebecca and Joseph are just three of the many Cirencester College students who will have a fantastic head start in their future careers.

According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), 88% of Cirencester College graduates achieve a first class, or upper second-class honours degree at university.

This year, among the many success stories are the vets, medics and dentistry students with confirmed places at the most prestigious UK universities, including Imperial, Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff, St Andrews and Plymouth. Other students will take up places at top Russell Group universities, including Oxford.

We also have many students joining our professional apprenticeship programmes, or attaining direct entry into their chosen careers.

Principal Jim Grant commented: “We have seen another year of strong Science results with an increase in the highest grades, particularly in Physics and Further Maths. There were also huge leaps in English Literature, Economics and Drama grades.

“With funding pressures, language subjects are under threat almost everywhere, so it was great to see our linguists having one of their best ever years. German results in particular were outstanding,” added Jim.

For further information, please contact Karen Fraser or Sara Popp at Cirencester College on 01285 640994.