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Activate Learning students celebrate A-level success

Activate Learning students are celebrating A-level success with a 99% pass rate​ at City of Oxford College and a 97% pass rate at Reading College. More than two thirds of all entries across Activate Learning resulted in an A* to C grade.
 
Students at City of Oxford College achieved strong results in the college's following A-level subject areas, with increases in the percentage achieving the top A* to B grades for further mathematics (67%), mathematics (56%) and law (53%).
 
​​Students at Reading College achieved increases in the percentage achieving the top A* to B grades for further mathematics (67%), physics (67%), sociology (55%) and psychology (50%). 
 
Paul Emberlin, Director for A-levels, said: "Once again we are extremely proud of what our students have achieved with these results. We'd like to congratulate them and wish them all the best for the future."
 
Erin Conely was one of City of Oxford college's top performers, achieving an A* grade in sociology and two A grades in law and English literature. She will now take up an offer from the University of Birmingham, where she will study law. Erin said: "I am really pleased as it's been a busy year. We're going off now to celebrate!"
 
Alex O'Conner from City of Oxford College achieved an A* grade in religious studies and two A grades in government and politics and sociology is going to Oxford University to study philosophy and theology. Alex said: "I'm feeling pretty great, I did better than I thought I would. I'm looking forward to starting university now." 
 
Also celebrating today was Victoria Bailey from City of Oxford College​, who with two A grades in law and business and a B and English literature will go to Cardiff University to study Law. Victoria said: "I am just so excited, it's all paid off! I'm going to have to go to IKEA now for university stuff."
 
Emma Wang, an international student at Reading College, currently living in Tilehurst, was the college's top performer, achieving three A* grades in physics, mathematics and further mathematics and an A in chemistry. She will now take up an​ offer from The London School of Economics and Political Science University, where she will study Actuarial Science.
 
Matthew Barnard from Reading College achieved three A grades in biology, mathematics and physics and is going to Exeter University to study maths. Matthew said: "I really loved studying at Reading College, the teachers are excellent and very supportive. You get a lot more independence here. I would definitely recommend studying at Reading College"
 
Also celebrating today was Briony Bell from Reading College, who with three A grades in geography, psychology and sociology will go to Reading University to study Educational Studies. Briony said: "I am absolutely delighted with my results. My experience at Reading College was brilliant, the teaching and the subject choices were great, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere here."
 
City of Oxford College and Reading College offer a wide range of A-levels in business, science, communication and social sciences, as well as outstanding apprenticeship opportunities.
 
Activate Learning colleges in Oxford, Reading and Banbury are providing information, advice and guidance to anyone who is unsure as to what to do next after their A-levels. More information is available at www.activatelearning.ac.uk/advice.​