Activate Learning’s Reading College students celebrate A Level success

10 August, 2021

Reading College would like to congratulate the 50 students who passed their A Level qualifications today.

The Reading College Geography department maintained a 100% pass rate for the second consecutive year. History students also secured a 100% pass rate, for the second consecutive year. Physics also secured 100% pass rates, for the second consecutive year.

Four Reading students celebrating A Level results

Sally Dicketts CBE, Chief Executive of Activate Learning, said: “Congratulations to all students who received their A Level and Level 3 qualifications today.

“It has been a difficult 18 months for all of you who have studied under COVID conditions. But for those of you who have stuck with it and worked hard in a focused planned manner, you will now receive some great results to enable you to move onto the next stage of your life. This could be employment or further study.

“I wish you all the very best of luck for your future endeavours and if you are unsure of your next steps please do not hesitate to contact us at Activate Learning as we would be delighted to help you further.”

Paddy Ryce was one of the college’s top performers, achieving 3 A*s in Geography, History and Sociology. He will now take up an offer from Somerville College, University of Oxford, where he will study History.

Paddy said: “I really got into History once I started studying it at college. I really appreciated the freedom offered by college after studying GCSEs at school and I particularly liked the 50/50 split of being taught by teachers, along with independent learning.”

Isabelle Carter achieved two As in Psychology and English Language and Literature, along with a starred distinction in Applied Law. She has a place to study Law with Criminology at Manchester University.

Isabelle said: “I am so pleased to have got my first place. I am thinking of becoming a solicitor but will see where university takes me. My first year at college was really good but then Covid came along. Studying online was tricky, but we were lucky to have great resources and our teachers were really helpful and supportive.”

Tayon Hickey achieved grade three As in Biology, Politics and Sociology and will be studying Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham.

Tayon said “I would like to go into Foreign Development and help build infrastructure in low economically developed countries but will see what happens when I go to Uni. I really enjoyed the first year at college, but the second year was pretty challenging with Covid. I found the teachers really encouraging and supportive.”

Isabelle and Tayon celebrate their A Level results

Reading College teaches a wide range of A Levels including history, law, biology and accounting, as well as a degree-level qualifications in psychology and criminology and the Professional/ Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Additionally, our extensive network of business partners means that we provide outstanding apprenticeship opportunities.

The college is offering information, advice and guidance to anyone who is unsure as to what to do next after their A Levels. More information is available at College Clearing 2021 – Activate Learning. Find out more about our Higher Education programmes.