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Top Results for Harlow College A Level Students

Harlow College A Level Results Day

Harlow College Sixth Form students have yet again recorded a fantastic set of A Level results, securing an impressive 99% pass rate for the second year running.

Particularly strong subjects are Physics, Computer Science, Geography, Photography, Politics and Sociology, where 37% of learners who took the subject achieved A* - A grades, building on last year’s strong showing of the subject.  

Students have again secured places at some of the country’s top universities including Sheffield, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, York, Durham and Bath.

Becky Jones, Vice Principal of Harlow College, said: “We are thrilled with our A Level results this year, improving on last year’s tremendous efforts. This reflects all the hard work that both students and staff have put in.  

“Students on the new vocational courses, that now include exams, have also performed really well. These great results allow our students to progress directly to university or to take up Apprenticeships as the route to combine their studies with employment. The core subjects of English and Maths have seen a rise in the number of students gaining A* - B grades and our strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) provision enables many students to progress into employment and higher study in Health, Engineering and Science areas, supporting the growth of these employment opportunities in the region.”

Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, was equally enthusiastic: “I want to say a huge congratulations to all of the A Level students at Harlow College as they receive their results today. Once again, they have excelled themselves and should be proud of their outstanding achievements, with a 99% pass rate for the second year running. These fantastic results couldn't have been achieved without the dedication and hard work of the teachers and support staff, as well as the Principal, Governors and parents - all of whom are helping Harlow's young people to climb the education ladder of opportunity. 

"I wish every student leaving the College this year the very best as they go forward in their bright futures.”

Tracy Greenall, Head of Sixth Form, said: “Another excellent year of results reinforces our belief that having learners at the heart of the decisions made and creating personalised programmes for individuals where necessary, culminates in great outcomes. I am exceptionally proud of both the A Level staff for their dedication in providing a high quality learning experience, as well as in the learners for their determination and focus in achieving their goals. This is reflected in the diverse range of amazing progression pathways chosen by the A Level learners, including attaining places at various prestigious universities such as Bath, York, Bristol, Sheffield and Exeter.”

Among the many students who achieved excellent results were:

Rebecca Levy, 18

Sociology A*, Psychology A, Distinction* in BTEC Law

Going to Goldsmiths, University of London to study Psychology

“I’m really excited to be going to Goldsmiths. I was literally shaking as I opened the envelope, I was not expecting these results! I’ve been interested in psychology since school and it’s definitely a career I want to pursue.”


Timothy Chan, 18

Mathematics A, Computer Science A, Further Mathematics C

Going to University of Bath to study Computer Science

“I’m so pleased to be going to Bath to study Computer Science as it’s a subject I’ve been interested in since I was really young. After I graduate, I’ll look to get a job as a developer. That’s where I see the future.”


Sarah Williams, 18

Politics A, Psychology B, History B

Going to Cardiff or Sheffield University to study History

“I had offers from both Sheffield and Cardiff and I’m going to my first choice, Sheffield. I feel overwhelmed right now, I honestly didn’t expect to get these grades! The tutors here have just helped me so much. My goal was always to go to Sheffield to study History and now I’m doing it!”


Conor Harrison, 19

Sociology A, Politics B, Business B

Going to Coventry University to study Business & Finance

“I’m shocked! These results are much better than I expected. Ever since Year 9 I’ve had a passion for business and Coventry really impressed me. I want to thank the tutors at Harlow College – they’ve helped me huge amounts.”


Alice Brock, 18

Sociology A*, English Language A, Psychology B

Going to Liverpool John Moores University to study Forensic Psychology & Criminal Justice

“I discovered John Moores by chance. I always wanted a course that combined Forensic Psychology with Criminal Justice and they offered it so I’m absolutely delighted to be going there. After I graduate I want to work for the police, hopefully as a detective for the CID.” 


Bevan Collins, 22

Maths A, Physics B, Further Maths C

Going to University of York to study Theoretical Physics

“I didn’t get a chance to sit my A Levels the first time around so I was determined to come back to education to take them now. I’m really happy to be going to York to study Theoretical Physics. This is the culmination of a four year journey.”


Milena Barrett, 18

Art B, Geography B, Psychology B

Going to University of Bristol to study History of Art

“I’m very happy that I got into my first choice university. I’m really interested in the History of Art and plan to do a Master’s Degree after my three years. I already have an offer of a job in a London gallery in Bond Street after I graduate.”


Evangeline Rowe, 23

Geography B, Sociology B, Biology C

Going to University of Bristol to study Geoscience

“Geoscience is a research course that focuses on the human impact on the environment. Environmental issues are very important to me which is why I decided to retake my A Levels at the age of 23. It’s been hard but really worth it. After my three years I want to take a Master’s degree and then hopefully be sponsored for a PhD.”