Students at Trent College celebrate another year of success

Trent College (c) Derrick Goss

Trent College (c) Derrick Goss - Credit: Archant

The overall pass rate for A-Levels this year was 99%

Trent College (c) Derrick Goss

Trent College (c) Derrick Goss - Credit: Archant

Trent College provides a first-class education and an environment in which every pupil can flourish. This comes through nurturing confidence and inquisitive minds, and an individual approach is taken so that each child is supported and challenged throughout their school journey which starts at The Elms Nursery and Junior School and continues through to Sixth Form at Trent.

Students are celebrating their A-Level achievements this year with an overall pass rate of 99%. Over a third of all entries were at the two highest A* and A grades, and almost two thirds graded A* to B.

The vast majority will now take up their place at university – studying a broad range of subjects from Law and Modern Languages to Forensic Psychology and Textile Design - or on highly competitive apprenticeships.

Trent College (c) Andrew Weekes

Trent College (c) Andrew Weekes - Credit: Archant

History was the top performing subject, with almost half of students getting A* or A, and 81% achieving A* to B grades. Three of them are going to read History at Oxford.

In addition to their A levels, the number of students taking the increasingly popular Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) almost doubled, with 93% of students gaining an A*to B and 79% students achieving A* to A.

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Trent College - Credit: Archant

One of these is Head Boy, Drama Scholar and Sixth Form boarder, Cameron Bovell, who secured 3A*s. Having been involved in Trent College’s successful debating team and the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) as well as playing first team hockey, he believes his variety of experiences made a big difference in his Oxford application.

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Cameron, who also attended Trent College’s junior school, The Elms, said: “Being a drama scholar has been integral to my life at Trent; the different skills you learn are reflected in the way I respond to people and have made me more confident about getting involved in various things.

Founded 150 years ago, Trent combines the traditional with the modern; the striking main building sits at the heart of the inspiring 45-acre campus on the outskirts of Derbyshire and is surrounded by fantastic facilities for academia, sports and the arts.

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Trent College - Credit: Archant

At The Elms and Trent College, happy, engaged and active learners are our speciality. We provide a wealth of opportunities to grow and learn in an environment that encourages pupils to explore who they want to be. When they complete their school journey, we want every student to leave us with the skills to reach their potential and a future filled with possibilities and open doors.

Experience The Elms and Trent College communities for yourself:

Attend the Open Day

Attend the Open Day - Credit: Archant

For children aged 3-11 years, the Mission: Discovery Open Day on Saturday 6th October provides the opportunity to explore our schools by going undercover as a family of secret agents to solve puzzles and gather clues. From the classroom and science lab to the sports field and art studio, this is the perfect opportunity for families to find out more about an independent education, in a fun and engaging way.

Please register for this event at