Students across Lincoln collected the all important A-level results on Thursday, making the first steps towards achieving their future aspirations.
Nicola Parker, who collected results in English Literature, Psychology and Biology, is excited about the prospect of starting at the University of Sheffield with one of her close friends: “I’m definitely looking forward to university now that I know I’m in and we’re both going to be together.
“I didn’t choose Sheffield based on the fact she’s going, that just a bonus in the end. I didn’t get the grades for certain other universities but it doesn’t matter as Sheffield was my first choice and I’m in now.”
Jake Smith, who studied English Literature, Psychology and Law at Lincoln College, admitted to feeling some disappointment despite securing a place at Anglia Ruskin University: “Honestly I wanted better in English Literature but I think in my last exam I didn’t do as well as I probably should have.”
With other students excited at the prospect of going to university, Jake has other plans: “I’m not going away to this year. I have a place at university, but thats for next year ad I’m looking to do an apprenticeship up until I leave.
“I’m annoyed about my English grade but at least I did well in my other subjects and can safely say I have plans in motion for the future.”
Lincoln College had over 450 entrants to A-level this year with a 98% pass rate in total.
Results day can be a joyous occasion for some but not all will walk away with the grades they needed, something that Lincoln College Vice Principal, Gordon Gillespie recognises: “We’re quite pleased overall with full A-level results. We are the largest provider of A-levels in Lincoln and a 98% pass rate is fantastic.
“There are obviously those who’ve done exceptionally well and others who might not have, and for those we will offer help with clearing and offer alternative options.”