On Monday 14th December, Huddersfield New College hosted a virtual Celebration Evening for the Class of 2020. 

The College’s street area was transformed into a festive venue from where the Class of 2020 were celebrated. A photo gallery can be viewed below. 

Despite the disruption caused by the global pandemic, students graduating this summer achieved the College’s best ever results – with a 99.9% combined A Level & BTEC pass rate and 75% of students securing the highly coveted A*, A or B (or equivalent) grades. This placed the Class of 2020 in the Top 10% nationally for student progress.

These exceptional achievements were recognised by subject based awards for Highest Academic Achievement in the subject and Most Progress.  The subject based awards were presented by Heads of Department. A roll call listed the 500 plus students with Outstanding Academic Achievement, students who achieved 3 or more A or A* or equivalent grades at A Level. An award was also given for Overall Outstanding Academic Achievement from the Class of 2020 and there was an honours roll call for the recent graduates from the College’s Level 5 Foundation Degree course in Sport and Exercise Science, accredited by the University of Central Lancashire. 

There was a short break in the evening’s proceedings for a keynote speech from Rugby League legend, Eorl Crabtree. 

Angela Williams OBE, Principal comments: “I am so incredibly proud of our Class of 2020 who in the most exceptional of circumstances achieved the best ever results in the College’s recent history. We would have loved to celebrate this remarkable achievement face to face with our Class of 2020 and their families but it remains unsafe to do so.  However, we were not going to let their fabulous success go unrecognised, and chose to host the celebration virtually. We were absolutely delighted that over 400 individual students and their families joined us virtually to celebrate with us the achievements of the Class of 2020. We hope that they enjoyed the evening. We also hope that our Class of 2020 will pop in to see us, when it is safe to do so,  so that we can congratulate them in person too.”

The College recorded the Celebration Event and has published a full list of the subject award winners and those with Outstanding Academic Achievement. 

•    To watch the event on catch up please click here 
•    To view our celebratory list of subject award winners and Level 5 honours roll call please click here 
•    To view the Outstanding Academic Achievement roll call please click here 

Winners of the awards announced on the evening will receive their awards through the post. 

Celebration Evening 2020

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