JWC Celebrates Achievements

The achievements of students at the Joseph Wright Campus at Derby College have been officially recognised with a celebration evening attended by more than 100 people.

Students who have either graduated from or are continuing their studies for A levels, vocational and Creative Arts programmes based at the Joseph Wright Campus were presented with subject prizes at the annual event.

The Outstanding Academic Achievement award was presented to Sam Waterfall (18) from Oakwood who achieved A* and A Grades in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Further Maths and is now studying Physics at the University of Warwick.

Sam, a former pupil at West Park School in Spondon said: “I am really honoured to have gained this award.  I had a great experience at Derby College and it prepared me well for going onto university.

“I originally chose the Joseph Wright Campus because it was central and easy to get to and has a good reputation, particularly for science subjects.”

Derby College Assistant Head of Academic Studies Stacey Adams said: “Sam is a worthy winner of the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.  We are very proud of his achievements and he will act as a role model for our current students.”

She continued: The Joseph Wright Campus opened in 2005 and has gone from strength to strength.

“Students achieved the best ever A level results last summer with a 98% overall pass rate and the majority of A2 subjects recording a 100% pass rate.   

“The majority of the level 3 year group applied to University through UCAS with the vast majority of you being successful in gaining a place.  Furthermore, a significant number of students secured a place at a Russell Group University or a University in the top third of the league tables.

“It has also been fascinating to hear how they are now doing having progressed onto university, apprenticeships or work.”

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