First ever UK Space students reach for stars on A level results day at Loughborough College

Despite warnings around major A-level changes this year students achieved highly at Loughborough College – including the first in the country to study Space Engineering.

Exams watchdog Ofqual predicted a shift from testing twice in January and June to getting only one chance in summer would cause increased volatility in A-level results this year but at Loughborough College there were celebrations as 93% of students taking three A-levels or more passed them all.

The first ever students to complete the unique post-16 Space Engineering course, launched by Loughborough College in association with the National Space Academy, picked up results which have secured them international job and top University offers.

Jessica Bains has been accepted by the University of South Florida on a full scholarship to study for a Masters degree in Physics with Maths and Engineering.

Nigel Grainger has won a place with leading aerospace company Airbus, set to be involved in the development of the UK’s first spaceport.

A staggering 13 subjects saw 100% of students pass and nearly two thirds of students overall achieved grades A*- C, continuing an upward trend at the College.

English Language achieved100% pass rates for the sixth year running with 86% of students scoring A*-C – up a massive 25% from last year. Double Award Business Studies also achieved 100% pass rate for the sixth year running.

Every Maths student at the College passed for the fourth year running with 85% achieving A*-C and 38% A*-A Maths, Biology and Chemistry students all achieved