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 Zoe Keeton (18) from Long Eaton who achieved A* grades in Biology and Psychology and A in Chemistry. The former Ockbrook School pupil is taking a gap year and applying for university to study medicine. She said: "I was surprised but honoured that my hard work was recognised with this award. Coming to Joseph Wright was the best decision I made. It was a great place to be and the teachers were so supportive. "I am currently waiting to hear from universities and looking forward to starting my study in medicine next September."

Derby College Head of the Joseph Wright Centre Stacey Adams said: "Zoe is a worthy winner of the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. We are very proud of her 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. "We maintained our excellent 98% overall pass rate this year with 20 key subject areas 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, higher apprenticeships or work."


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