York College to hold A-level open evening

Jim Poyner Photography
Jim Poyner Photography

Students wishing to study A-levels at York College can find out more at its next A-level open evening on 7 October.

York College is the largest provider of Post 16 education in the region, offering around 40 A Levels, 80 Vocational and 20 Apprenticeship programmes.

The college offers the widest range of courses in almost any combination and was graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted (December 2013). Offering a more adult and independent environment York College provides the ideal stepping stone between school and university or employment.

This year its A-level students achieved fantastic results, with an overall pass rate of 99.5%, putting the college’s results above the national average for the last 21 years. An impressive 27 students gained three or more A* or A grades and 38 A Level subjects achieved a 100% pass rate.

Many students progress from York College to study at top universities around the country, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Rachael Hodgson, formerly of Canon Lee Specialist Arts College, achieved A*A*A*A grades and is now studying English at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. She said: “I really loved the range of subjects at college and the independence you had, whilst still having great support from tutors.”

Maya White, formerly of Holy Family Catholic High School, achieved A*A*AAA grades and is now studying medicine at the University of Leicester. She said: “I’m glad I went to York College, the tutors, support, subjects and atmosphere helped me achieve my goal!”

York College is now even easier to get to with 13 bus routes from outside the city, additional pick-up points, including a new bus route from Driffield. Its A-level students attend college four days a week, making it easier for them to study and gain work experience – the timetable also keeps the costs of travel to a minimum.

The open evening takes place on 7 October from 6pm-8.30pm. For more information, visit www.yorkcollege.ac.uk.