Students achieved a 98 per cent pass rate and are taking up places at universities across the country or preparing to enter the world of work.
They collected their results at Lincoln College’s Monks Road campus this morning and among them was Declan Colley who achieved the highest grades with three A*s in Maths, Biology and Chemistry and has confirmed his place studying Pharmacy.
Student Daniel Bough, who relocated to Lincoln from California before finishing high school, also collected his results with his father. He was delighted with his results, achieving three Bs in History, English Language and Sociology. He will be studying History at University of East Anglia in September.
Daniel said: “It's been a real privilege and an honour to have the chance to study here, prepare myself for my next step of education.
“I'm very proud of myself. I had to work incredibly hard, dealing with all sorts of challenges of a different education system, a different culture, and different exams.
“Thankfully, the college has a style of learning that's a bit more similar to university in that it's a lot of self-study where they will give you tasks and assignments to complete in your own time, and they have fantastic resources here. They have an incredible library with all the information you need and they have lecturers and people who are there to help you with any questions you have.”
Lincoln College Deputy Principal, Matt Vaughan, said he was delighted for the students and their families.
“I’m truly proud of the hard work, dedication and determination of our students, who now have a great platform to enter higher education or start their careers,” he said.
“This generation of students overcame substantial hardship to get to this point. Their GCSEs were severely affected by COVID restrictions and the fact they stayed focused, managed their studies through the disruption and succeeded in these exams is pretty staggering.
“The parents and carers of this generation have also had a tough time, so congratulations to them for supporting their young people and enabling them to be as resilient as they are.
“Thank you also to our wonderful staff who have nurtured and supported our students to success.”
Anyone who has not secured a university place can still apply to study a Career Degree with Lincoln College University Centre.
Career Degree bursaries are available to enable students to complete additional industry qualifications on top of their degrees, or help fund equipment like a laptop. Lincoln and Newark College students who complete Level 3 qualifications also benefit from £1,000 cash back if they go on to directly study a degree-level course at Lincoln College University Centre.
The degree courses have small class sizes and more face-to-face contact time with tutors than most unis, along with compressed timetables to allow for part-time working.
Visit Lincoln College University Centre Cleating here, or call our clearing hotline on: (01522) 876 398