Exam Results 2017

A-Level Excellence

The performance of A level students was again excellent. The high quality of our teaching, learning and support enables all of our A level students to achieve well and move onto university courses and employment. Over three quarters of students were awarded A*-C grades, while 100% of those taking the Extended Project Qualification (part of our More Able and Talented Programme) achieved A*-C with 100% pass rate. 

The tables below show a breakdown of how well our A-level courses performed.

Sciences and Mathematics Courses   A* - C% A* - E%
Biology        87   100
Chemistry        92   100
Double Mathematics      100    100 
Further Mathematics        97   100
Mathematics*        76.5     97
Use of Mathematics        45   100 
Physical Education        33   100
Physics        75     98
Psychology        80   100

* Includes Mathematics with Statistics, Mathematics with Mechanics and Mathematics with Decision

English, Languages and Media Courses   A* - C% A* - E%
English Language   67       100   
English Literature   81  100 
English Language and Literature   68  100 
Film Studies   75       100   
French   73         93   
German   75       100   
Media Studies   71       100   
Spanish   90       100   
Creative and Performing Arts Courses    A* - C% A* - E%
Art & Design     88   100
Dance     88   100
Drama     69   100
Music     29   100
Music Technology     63   100
Photography     89   100
Textiles     67   100
Humanities, Care and Social Sciences Courses   A* - C%        A* - E%  
Geography     85      100  
Health & Social Care     25              95  
History: Crusades to Churchill     70              98  
History Early Modern     77  100 
Philosophy     50              83  
Sociology     84               98  
Computing and Technology Courses    A* - C% A* - E%  
Computing         46         100
Design Technology Graphics         89          100
Design Technology Resistant Materials         60       100 
Information Technology         50         100
Business, Government and Law Courses    A* - C%    A* - E%
Business Studies      80           100
Economics      81             98
Government & Politics      69           100
Law      78           100
Cross Curriculum Courses         A* - C%         A* - E%
Extended Project          100           100                      

We expect our achievement to further increase after the remark of a number of our students’ exam papers. All data is rounded up to the nearest integer.

BTEC Extended Diploma Excellence

The performance of Alton College’s BTEC Extended Diploma students is excellent. The high quality of our teaching, learning and support enables all of our BTEC students to achieve well and move onto to university courses and employment.

In 2017 Alton continues its long standing record of excellence in top grade achievement and strong performance. Of the students who achieved, over 79% did so with the highest grades and our overall pass rate was again above national average.

The tables below show a breakdown of how well our BTEC Extended Diploma courses performed.

Course High Grade % Achievement %
BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design       90       100
Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business       82       100
BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development       64         91
BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering       73        94
Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care       84        100
BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology       89        100
BTEC Extended Diploma in Media Production       77        100
BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology       50        100
BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts      100        100
BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services        90        100
Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Sport        64        100

We expect our achievements to further increase after the re-mark of a number of our students' exam papers. All data is rounded up to the nearest integer.