Sunny atmosphere for Frome 'A' & 'AS' results, despite the drizzle
By LoveFrome | Thursday, August 18, 2011, 12:03
There was a happy atmosphere at Frome Community College this morning for the GCE (AS & A2) RESULTS DAY. Daniel Cooper (pictured) from Year 14 DPM confirmed that he achieved 2 'A' s and 1 'B' at 'A' Level. "I'm really pleased with the result as I can now go to my first choice university in Bristol to study Law in October" he said, but he plans to stay living with his parents in Frome and commute to Bristol to study.
Frome Community College GCE results day - Daniel Cooper gets the results he needs
Frome Community College GCE results day - Principal Wendy Missons with students
Frome Community College GCE results day - students sharing results
Principal Wendy Missons said that things were rather different this year as far fewer students planned to take a gap year to avoid the increase in fees which will hit next year's students. The College had taken the special precaution of opening early at 7am on the morning of the results. Mr Robson, the Sixth Form Head, was there to give out results for those students who wanted to ensure they knew as early as possible if they needed to go through the 'clearing' system to shift to a different university or college course. This turned out to be really crucial this year as the clearing computer has 'gone down' already, Ms Missons confirmed.
There were around 30 students who opted to receive their results by email and around 20 students turned up first thing at 7am. Early indications from Mr Robson were that Year 13 results were up by around 50 points per student, crucial for all those seeking further education places. Find out more about Clearing here. You can see more photos from Frome Community College GCE (AS & A2) RESULTS DAY here.
For GCSE RESULTS DAY - Year 11 & Post 16 re-sits the College is open on Thursday 25 August 2011 - G Block Hall from 11am and for GCSE RESULTS DAY - Year 10 it is open on Thursday 25 August 2011 - Room P4 from 12.30.
Frome College is considering whether we should become an academy.
"A number of other local schools are in the same position. This is not a decision to be taken lightly; many in our community will have strong views on it, others will not. Whatever the outcome can I assure you that the welfare and success of our young people comes first, and we will do what is best for them." More information is on the Frome Community College website.