Pass rate goes up at Portsmouth College

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DELIGHTED students picked up superb A-level grades at Portsmouth College this morning.

The overall pass rate was 98 per cent and 40 per cent of pupils achieved As and Bs, which is eight per cent up from last year.

CELEBRATION Charlotte Payne

CELEBRATION Charlotte Payne

There were tears of joy and friends hugged each other as they opened their results envelope.

Ashley Pare, 18, was the highest achieving student with A*s in Physics, Maths and Computing and an A in Further Maths.

He said: ‘I didn’t expect them to be that high. I have spent so many hours revising. I must have done at least 100.’

Charlotte Payne, 18, of Drayton, is off to Chichester University to do a degree in events management after she got a B in Applied Science and a D in Biology.

‘I got what I was expected to get,’ she said.

‘I am really happy. Biology was a struggle but I’ve managed to do it.’