College students Emily Kelly, Mollie Hashdi, Sheena Palmer, Louis Cogez-Smith and Nikhil Harji proudly display their results

Stratford-upon-Avon College is over the moon with its A Level students’ fantastic 97% pass rate in 2016.

For the students, their achievements mark the end of this stage in their education and enable their plans for the future to be put into practice.  For the staff, these results are a reflection of the College’s high teaching standards and its commitment to continual improvement.


Rianna Wall (left), 18 from Shipston-on-Stour, received BBB grades and celebrates with Georgina Burdett, 18 from Solihull, who received A*AB

Up from 95% last year, Principal and Chief Executive Nicola Mannock commented on this year’s results: “I am extremely proud of our students’ achievements.  Their grades are testament not only to the students’ motivation, enthusiasm and hard work throughout their time with us at the College, but also to the skill, dedication and innovative teaching styles of the lecturing staff, whose expertise is praised by students and local employers alike.

“The College’s commitment to excellence and employer-driven focus is reflected in these successes and we will continue to ensure that all of our learners benefit from high-quality, responsive training to equip them with the skills they need to excel in their careers.”

Mariella Bucci, 18 from Kenilworth, received A*AA.  After taking a year out to travel, Mariella will attend Queen Mary University of London to study English and Drama.  Thrilled with her incredible results, she explained how the College played an instrumental role in her achievement.  “I wanted to study at Stratford College because they are so good at


Mariella Bucci thrilled to discover she has achieved A*AA

providing an independent learning environment.  The lecturers are brilliant at providing guidance and help; they make sure you are learning in whatever style is best for you.”

Upon collecting her grades, Student Governor Hannah Strick, 18 from Chipping Norton, was ecstatic to find out she has been accepted into her first-choice university in Salford where she will study Journalism.  Hannah’s mother, Anne Strick,

joined her daughter to pick up the results.  “I am just so proud of Hannah.  The College has been such a good stepping stone between school and university – it treats students like adults and makes them stand on their own two feet while being very supportive.”

We hope you’ll join us in offering huge congratulations to all our hard-working A Level students.

For more information on any of Stratford-upon-Avon College’s courses, please visit or call the College on 01789 266245.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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