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Outstanding achievements celebrated at Prizegiving ceremony

Thirty-five former students, who completed WQE in July 2019, were recognised for their hard work and dedication at this year’s Prizegiving ceremony.

Held at the Leicester Tigers Rugby Stadium, the ceremony was presented by guest of honour, Rik Basra – founder of Leicester-based charity Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign, which aims to save the lives of people living with blood cancer by increasing the number of donors on the Anthony Nolan register.

Prizegiving celebrated those who went above and beyond their academic obligations, achieved extraordinary results and produced fantastic pieces work during their studies.

This year, WQE students maintained the long-standing record of overall pass rates that was set by their predecessors, with 97% of students achieving grades A* to E in A levels and two thirds gaining D* to M awards in advanced vocational subjects. Over 169 students achieved grades A*, securing entry to some of the most selective universities in the country – ten of which have progressed to Oxford or Cambridge universities and 20 studying medicine.

Paul Wilson, Principal at WQE said: “These achievements are a substantial element in our Prizegiving. They are the product of the abilities, determination and ambitions of the students; the professional skills, enthusiasm and commitment of the staff; and the support provided by parents, families and carers. It is the partnership between these three elements, all sharing a common focus, which leads to the continued success of our students.”

“We wish our former students continued success in the future and hope that in the years to come they will want to keep in touch with the College and share with us their progress in their higher education and careers.”

Click here to view the list of Prizegiving winners.


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