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Results Day at WQE

WQE is delighted to be celebrating their first results day as a newly merged college. Another fantastic year of results with an overall A Level pass rate of 98%, including over half of our students achieving A*-B grades and three quarters achieving A*-C. These excellent grades mean exciting times ahead as our young people now progress into Higher Education, Apprenticeships and careers of their choice.

College Principal, Paul Wilson commented:

It is always the case that results day is primarily about the individuals who are receiving results after all of the hard work and dedication that has led them to this point.  It has therefore been a real delight to see so many students at both the University Road and Regent Road campuses celebrating their Advanced level results and now being able to confirm the plans their have made for their next steps.  It is worth noting that this year A’ level assessment has been through final examinations at the end of two years of study only, rather than students having the opportunity to take modular assessments during their course as in past years.  This is something that probably heightened the sense of uncertainty and anticipation for our students and their teachers during the build up to results day, but it also created a noticeable lift in their levels of excitement and the eventual celebrations.  Once again our students, along with the staff who have taught and supported them in their studies, can be very proud indeed of the outcomes that have been achieved here at WQE



  • Noxy Sibanda, former Student Governor secured her place at University of Nottingham to study Law. Noxy has been a fantastic student getting involved in college activities and taking her role as a law mentor to another level.
  • George Lambert has completed his A levels achieving one A* and two As with his highest grade in Maths, the subject he will be studying at UCL.
  • Amber Thornton excelled by completing her A Levels and EPQ qualification achieving two As and two Bs. She will be studying History and Gaelic at the University of Glasgow.
  • Yacqub Nur (left) secured his place at University of Cambridge to study Economics. Yacqub achieved one A* and two As. Yacqub attended the Cambridge CUSU Economics shadowing scheme earlier this year.
  • Krishnan Persaud (right) has decided to take a gap year to consider his options after achieving two A*s and one A.

  • Ahmed Elgaziari achieved an incredible three A*s to secure his place at Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences.

It’s been a busy year for Joe Heyes (photographed above) who sat his A level papers in France whilst representing England in the U-20 Rugby World Cup. Between balancing revision and his exams between his rugby commitments Joe managed to achieve good grades in Business Studies, History and Sport. Joe will have to wait to celebrate his results as he is currently on his way to play rugby for Leicester Tigers in Treviso, Italy. Here’s hoping for some good results over the next few days.

With increased interest of degree and higher apprenticeships, we are delighted that some of our students have secured places with well-known companies such as David Wilson Homes, Mattioli Woods and Pick Everards

  • Aaden Omar will be starting his higher apprenticeship in Building Service with Pick Everards
  • Karina Kava has chosen to pursue a degree apprenticeship with Barratt David Wilson as a Quantity Surveyor.
  • And a number of students have secured apprenticeships with Leicestershire company Mattioli Woods.

The staff at the college wish all WQE students the best of luck with the next chapter of their lives.

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