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Craven College Students Celebrate A Level and Level 3 Results

Published 18 August
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Craven College is celebrating its students’ Level 3 and A Level results today. After months of hard work, students are discovering their grades and planning for their next steps. 

Over 500 Level 3 students have successfully passed their vocational qualifications, with 28 courses achieving a 100% pass rate. Students studying A Levels at Craven College have achieved an impressive 91% pass rate with our Sociology students achieving 100% pass rate which is above the national UK Average Pass Rate 98.5%

Lindsey Johnson, Principal and Chief Executive of Craven College comments, “We’re absolutely delighted for our students. The past couple of years have been incredibly challenging however these results are a testament to our staff and students’ resilience and commitment, and they should be proud of what they’ve achieved. The College has invested further in our facilities and IT infrastructure, and with the introduction of T levels, our academic and vocational routes into employment or Higher Education continue to provide students in the region with a high-quality learning experience and fantastic opportunities to progress. A huge congratulations to our Level 3 and A Level students.”

Anita Lall, Vice Principal for Curriculum and Quality at Craven College says, “A huge well done to all those collecting their results today. As a great alternative to a traditional school setting, our students’ results have shown that both academic and vocational provision at Craven College prepares students with the skills and knowledge they need for employment, higher apprenticeships or studying a degree. We are very proud of all our students achieving their results today and we wish them all the best for the future.

Some of those students collecting their results today highlight the variety of routes College provides into employment or Higher Education: 

A level Psychology student Mollie Roberts has now gained a place studying Psychology at the University of York. She comments “Craven College allowed me to build on my confidence and opened a new pathway for my studies. The tutors, and other members of staff, are extremely supportive in guiding you in your journey whilst still promoting independent study – which allows for an easier transition into HE compared to that I may have experienced if I was to stay on at a comprehensive Sixth Form.”

Layla Kenealy , an A level Psychology student says “College has been a great way to help me grow as a person. I believe the level of independence they provide us will make the jump between A-level and university significantly easier, this is what makes things like guided study so important to attend. Now I have finished college I am going on a gap year backpacking, then going to university in 2023. I would recommend Craven College because the teaching and support they provide are amazing. A good example of the support they provide is a tutorial session once a week where your progress is monitored and you have somewhere to and go to ask for help.”

Olivia Ayris has successfully completed her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care and has secured a place at Salford University studying a BSc Registered Children’s Nursing degree. Olivia originally started her A levels with the intention of studying Law at University, but along the way, she felt it just wasn’t right for her. She made the courageous move away from a law career to pursue her passion in Nursing and study at Craven College.

About her experience at Craven College Olivia says, “College has been a great experience. Through coursework, I feel the tutors have properly prepared me for university and given me confidence that I can manage the workload when I get there. I’ve also not just had a great experience on my course but I’ve come to college and made some amazing friends.”

Emma Burns has successfully completed her Level 3 Creative Media Production & Technology course and has secured a Channel 4 Apprenticeship based at 4Studio in Leeds. Already she has been working on different briefs for social media content for shows such as Smallville, Married At First Sight Australia and First Dates Hotel, as well as generating new ideas for different social media strands.

Tom Hudson has completed his Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Countryside Management and through his work placement during the course has now secured full-time employment there.

Josh Schofield has successfully completed his Level 3 in Travel & Aviation at The Aviation Academy, and through strong employer links during his course resulted in Josh securing a role working at Leeds Bradford Airport. 

Hannah Gill has just successfully completed her second year of the Level 3 Animal Management qualification and received a Distinction* for the second time! She says “I have progressed through four animal management courses with the College and have been determined to get the best possible grade throughout my studies. I have enjoyed the content on the course as it was engaging and enjoyable to learn. I am either going to further my studies by completing a degree in relevant areas or do some part-time courses to further my knowledge and career choices.”

For anyone receiving their results today who has not yet applied for university, or secured a place, there is still time to apply for a degree-level course at Craven College. For more details visit our website or call on 01756 791 411 for information, and advice and to find out about places still available. 

For anyone still undecided about their next steps, there is still time to enrol on our full and part-time courses starting this September and more details can be found at

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