This year sees a full return to examined awards at A level and an increasing examination load for our BTEC / CTEC students. Franklin Sixth Form College students have risen to that challenge, securing a fantastic set of results that open them up a truly life-changing set of opportunities.
Demonstrating their ability and commitment, Franklin students have celebrated outstanding success today as they receive their A level and Advanced BTEC / CTEC grades in the face of a planned national reduction in grades awarded to young people.
Over half of all grades have been secured at the ‘high grade’ level, with almost 70 students achieving the equivalent of 3 A grades or better. A performance that ensures progression onwards to the most prestigious universities and sought-after apprenticeships. We’re really pleased to see more successful Oxbridge and Medicine applications than ever before! And we are so proud of the achievements of all of our students.
Despite joining Franklin during lockdown, students rose to the unique learning challenges presented by covid and ensured a continuity of their studies and commitment to College.
Growing beyond lockdown – and enjoying a return to normal College life – our students have done themselves, their families, and Franklin proud over the last few years. Their results today are testament to their tenacity and dedication – attributes we’re certain they’ll carry with them into their chosen futures.
This year group has witnessed much change during their time at Franklin. This includes the introduction of our Digital Transformation Strategy and the deployment of high tech equipment across the campus, the opening of our 360o Immersive Space, and the £1.7 million redevelopment of our learning centre, The Bridge. As they leave, we’re nearing completion of a major redevelopment of our canteen area ready for our returning students and our new cohort of first years.
The Chairman of Governors, Alex Baxter, said: “Team Franklin is immensely proud of our students outstanding successes, under what this year is the toughest of exam conditions. The dedication and commitment of students and tutors alike has created the conditions to succeed, with best year ever for Oxbridge entry with offers also from the most prestigious universities in the country.
“This gives everyone at Franklin the confidence that our future is secure in the hands of our young people and that we can continue to provide the environment to support their future expectation together with those of our growing specialist industries across the region.”
With a pass rate across our A level and BTEC / CTECs of almost 100% again this year, we know our class of 23 will go on to change their world.
We hope they’ll return in a few years’ time with their success stories to inspire the next generation of Franklin graduates.
Check out our gallery below for a few of out favourite moments.