Sixth form students at Bournemouth & Poole College are celebrating their success after achieving an overall pass rate of 98.2 per cent.

Young people from across Dorset have picked up their results for a host of A-Level subjects offered at the College’s Lansdowne site in Bournemouth. These include business, economics, photography, English literature, mathematics and law.

After picking up their results, many Bournemouth & Poole College students are set to go onto university. Some students will go on to higher education or start an apprenticeship at the College, or go on to gain employment in their chosen career path.

Harry Seymour said: “I secured the grades in my psychology, sociology and communication and culture A Levels to get into Durham University. I’m off to study philosophy and psychology, which will hopefully help me land my dream job as a psychologist in the Army.”

Robyn Staton said: “I got three 3 Bs in politics, psychology and English language and literature, which I’m really happy about. I got the grades I need to get into Southampton University to study politics. I can’t wait to start. I’m hoping to go into political journalism or go on to work in the civil service.”

Aidan Woods said: “I’ve just finished my A-Levels, but I’ve decided I want to do an apprenticeship rather than go down the university route. I’ll be able to earn a living while getting experience at the same time. I’m really looking forward to starting.”

Tracey Griffin, director of learning for sixth form at Bournemouth & Poole College, said: “We are extremely proud of all of our students and their hard work is evident by achieving another exceptional overall pass rate. This is particularly impressive as we saw the full implementation of the Government’s new linear A levels this summer and we expect our pass rate to be above the national average as it has been in previous years. We would like congratulate all of those students who now have a fantastic start to the next step in their career.”

Any students who have concerns about their place at college or university due to not gaining the results they expected can speak to the College’s clearing team from 8am this morning (16th August). Students can also contact the College’s higher education team on 01202 205339.

Bournemouth & Poole College is hosting a Come to College event next week for students who have picked up their GCSE exam results this summer. It takes place on Thursday, August 23 from 10am to 4pm and Friday, August 24 from 10am to 1pm at the North Road in Poole and the Lansdowne in Bournemouth sites. Young people will need to visit to find out which site hosts their chosen subject.

Young people can speak to the careers advice team about finding an apprenticeship employer, receiving student and learning support, as well as having any questions answered. They can also apply and enrol onto educational courses which start in September, and interview for full-time courses on the day.

For more information about the range of courses available at Bournemouth & Poole College, go to or call 01202 205205.