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Andover College celebrates results Day 2022! 


Andover College celebrated its students’ success on Results Day (18 August) for its final year A Level and BTEC students. There was a huge sense of achievement and pride from staff, students and parents as students came to collect their results, celebrated with their peers, family and friends and enjoyed complimentary crepes and coffee.  

The Andover Campus of Sparsholt College Group has again maintained its position as one of the top A Level providers in the region this year achieving a 99.7% pass rate overall. Subject areas with high levels of students scoring A*-B included Chemistry with 71%, Film Studies with 100%, History with 79%, Law 67%, Politics 71% and Graphics 76.5%. 

Ben Stokes, Vice Principal, Curriculum Andover said:   

“A huge congratulations to our learners who today collected their A Level results. They have shown remarkable determination and fortitude despite the challenges of the past few years. As we approached exams and external assessments, students were unsurprisingly nervous but by working with their teachers, progress coaches and support staff, they focused and applied themselves brilliantly.  

“The results our 2022 Leavers have achieved are as impressive as any other results we have obtained in the past because they faced obstacles very few will have to do in the future. They will all undoubtedly progress on to great things in the future. We are immensely proud of them, and they should be proud of themselves. We would like to congratulate each and every one of them and also take this opportunity to thank those who work with us to cultivate an environment that allows them to flourish – parents/guardians and our colleagues in secondary schools – Thank you!”  

Helen Perry, Interim Assistant Principal at Andover College said:   

“Today we celebrate the success of not only those who have completed A Levels but all students who have achieved and progressed with us this academic year. Another year like no other, we are proud of all our students’ achievements and look forward to hearing great things as you progress onto university, further study, apprenticeships, or employment. As always, the Andover College community ethos is at the heart of everything we do, as a collective team of staff we congratulate each and every one of you on your successes this year. Should you need a little bit more help over the next couple of weeks, tutors and careers staff in conjunction with the Southern Universities Network are able to offer support and guidance. Once again, huge congratulations from us to all!”  

Student and Parent Case Studies and Photos  

Celeste Cashman (18)   

Secondary School: St Edmunds secondary School Salisbury 

Course and grades 

A Levels: Graphics A*, 3D design A*, Geography A 

Next steps: University Liverpool to study architecture 

“I am so happy! I have really enjoyed my time here the teachers have been great, I’ve received lots of support, also the facilities that I have been able to use have really helped me to get the grades I have achieved and been important for my course.  

Smaller class sizes has made it easier to make close friends as well as talk to the teachers. I’m most looking forward to meeting lots of people at university enjoying the city and studying.” 

Elysia Higgins (18)   

Secondary School: Stonehenge School 

Course and grades 

A Level: Psychology A* 

BTECs: Applied Science Distinction*, Health & Social Care Distinction* 

Next steps: Taking a gap year before heading to Exeter University 

“I’m beaming with happiness; I have worked so hard for this. I am celebrating with my friends tonight. I would highly recommend Andover College to anyone thinking about coming, the teachers and the support they give is amazing. I have had the best time here and have made so many friends for life.” 

Jhamar Brown (18) 

Previous School: Cranbrook School  

Courses and Grades 

BTEC: Business (Distinction)  

A Levels: History (B) and Politics (A) 

Next Steps: Business and Management at Bournemouth University  

“I’m going to celebrate with my friends and family, my mum is very happy. I’m heading off to Bournemouth University in September to do Business and Management and hopefully one day I’ll be a management consultant.”  

Zachary Marshall (18)  

Previous School: Harrow Way School  

Course and Grades 

A Levels: Sociology (B), Film Studies (A*), English Language (A*)  

Next Steps: Film Degree at Oxford Brookes University  

I decided to come to Andover College because of my Dad’s job, he’s in the RAF so we moved around the UK all the time and settled in Andover and it’s been a great choice. I’m going to celebrate at home with my family and I can’t wait to go to Oxford Brooks University in September. I’m excited about leaving home and trying something new and pursue a career in the film industry. The best advice I could give to a younger Andover Student would be to revise and work with your tutors, our tutors were great, over the pandemic they kept us working and gave us so much support.”  

Izzy Adams (18)   

Secondary School: Stonehenge School 

Course and grades 

A Levels: Criminology A, Sociology A and Law B  

Next steps: Taking a gap year before University 

“I’m really happy with my grades. I’d say to anyone thinking about college, just have fun, study subjects you enjoy and make the most of it.” 

Bradley Whittam (19)  

Courses and Grades 

A Levels: Politics (A*), Business Studies (A*), Film Making (B), EPQ (B)  

BTEC: Digital Media (Distinction) 

Next Steps: Film and Television at Solent University  

“I’m so happy, I’m going to celebrate with friends tonight and I’m so excited to study film and television at Solent University in September. For any students who are going to take exams next year I would say to them to try not to be nervous, I’m sure that you’ll get the results you need and want and go off to do amazing things in the future and you’ll be perfectly fine. Being at Andover College has been a really good experience , the teaching team are lovely, you’re well supported and you have some great facilities to support your studies and you get where you need to go.”  

Lucy Bradley (18)  

Courses and Grades 

A Levels: Sociology (A) and Politics (A) 

BTEC: Law (Distinction) 

Next Steps: Law and Politics at Cardiff University  

“I’m going to catch up and celebrate with friends as we’ve all worked so hard and of course see my family to share the good news. I’m so excited to be going to Cardiff University to do Law and Politics and although I’m not 100% sure on what I want to do career wise yet, but I can’t wait to explore my passion of law and politics further. I would say to anyone who is studying at Andover College to enjoy their time here, the time goes so quickly. As it’s a smaller college you get a lot of support and you get to know the teachers really well and my time here has been amazing. 

William McDermot (18)  

Previous School: Harrow Way  

Courses and Grades 

BTEC: Law (Distinction*) A Levels: Criminology (B) and English Language (C)  

Next Steps: Applying to RAF as an Air Traffic Control Officer  

“I decided to come to Andover College because of the friendly community feel and I’m so happy I did. I’m going to celebrate by going out at the weekend and now I’ve got my results I’m applying to the RAF as an Air Traffic Control Officer, I need to pass my fitness tests first though! My biggest piece of advice for other students would be to keep on top of things, which is something I have improved since first year, it’s really made a difference and saved me a lot of time. 

Emilie Henderson (18)   

School: Avon Valley College   

Course and Grades 

A Levels: English Language A* 

BTEC: Drama Distinction*   

Next Steps: English Language and Spanish at University of Cardiff 

“I’m super happy – I’m over the moon! We’re going to go out for food and celebrate tonight and then were off to America next week too! 

Nicky and Colin Henderson, Emilie’s parents said: “We are immensely proud, it is a true reflection of the hard work she has put in. We think this is a cohort of young people who have not sat exams since Year 6 and they have done amazingly in their exams without having to sit their GCSE exams due to Covid. We are so proud of her and cannot wait to get her ready for University.”