Southport’s KGV College welcomes new students
On Friday 2 September, King George V College welcomed hundreds of new students following an outstanding set of results and healthy enrolment over the Summer break.
Anne-Marie Francis, Acting Principal at KGV, said, ‘The start of College is an exciting time and it was a privilege towelcome so many young people who have chosen to build their future with us.
‘The Welcome Day was a fantastic start to the year following on from a summer of success at King George V College.
‘Our recent results were outstanding, with 81% of our A Level students achieving grades of A* to C while 56% received the highest possible grades.
‘89% of our students achieved such excellent grades that they were able to progress on to their first choice university and five students have gone on to study at Oxford or Cambridge.
‘Results like these truly reflect the hard work and aspiration of King George V students and staff, and have led to an increase in our enrolments this year.’
During the Welcome Day, students were able to meet staff, explore the College’s multi million pound campus and get to know other new students through a series of icebreaker sessions.
First year students also had the chance to visit the College’s annual Fresher’s Fair, where they could sign up to the wide range of extra-curricular activities available at KGV including a Languages Club, World Challenge Expedition to Vietnam, various music and performance groups and KGV’s new Sports Academy.
A variety of external organisations also attended the Fair to offer students the opportunity to arrange work experience or volunteer. These included Fletchers Solicitors, who have partnered with the College to deliver a Lawyers of Tomorrow programme to KGV’s aspiring lawyers. This unique scheme offers students the chance to gain valuable work experience and ultimately earn a trailblazer apprenticeship with the firm whilst studying for a law degree.
Anne-Marie added, ‘Our students have a wealth of extra opportunities available to enrich their studies here at King George V.
‘We value our students and place them at the heart of everything we do and that is why our students leave College so well prepared for their next steps, whether that be University or employment.’
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