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Ada celebrates post-16 results

Ada, the National College for Digital Skills celebrated their fifth cohort of Sixth Form students who received their final BTEC and A Level results on Thursday, 18th August 2022.

Many of Ada’s sixth formers are staying with Ada and going on to study for aspirational Digital Degree Apprenticeships in Software Development or Technology Consulting winning these sought after roles with companies including Ada partners Salesforce, ClearScore and Deloitte. 

All Ada Sixth Form students study a double or triple BTEC in Computing and next steps for those not going on to an Apprenticeship are, for many, to continue their digital studies at university. This year these include Computer Science at the University of Bristol, Computer Science at Lancaster University, Cyber Security at De Montfort University, Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London, Computer Games Design at Anglia Ruskin University, Advertising and Digital Marketing Communication at the University of Greenwich, Computer Science with Games Technology at City, University of London, Computer Games Programming at Kingston University London, Cyber Security at Staffordshire University London - Digital Institute.



A breakdown of Ada’s results this year

  • 51% of students are going to university. 

  • 18% of students have secured an Apprenticeship, 7% with Ada. with many still in the Apprenticeship application progress, so this stat will rise!

  • 73% of students achieved the highest grades in their double or triple  BTECs - D*D*-DD or D*D*D*-DDD

  • 27% of students achieved at least one Distinction Star (D*) grade in their BTEC.

  • 50% of Creative Digital Media Production students achieved D*D* to DD grades in their BTEC

  • In their A Levels 64% of students achieved A*-C grade. Maths grades were remarkable with

    • 25% A- A* grades in Mathematics

    • 33% A- A* grades in Further Mathematics

    • 21% A- A* grades in Core Mathematics

I am so proud of all of our students for the hard work and resilience they have shown throughout their studies at Ada. It was wonderful to share the highs and lows of a results day with them and to support them with their next steps. I am as proud of the students who achieved A*/D* as E/P as they all had their individual struggles and challenges to overcome. I look forward to keeping in touch with them as they embark on their next steps be it in Technology or elsewhere as they are sure to have an impact and make a difference wherever they go. Well done Ada Cohort 5, class of 2022 #alwaysada

Tina Götschi, Principal at Ada, the National College for Digital Skills

Student statements


“I feel rather secure in my future, especially now I know my grades. I feel more secure than I could have before but now that I’ve gotten my grades I’ve obviously gone to my university for open days, I feel steady at least for the next three years of my life.”




“No matter where you are in your level of tech and computer science, Ada starts from the beginning.”







“I studied Computer Science in secondary school, and it was my Computer Science teacher who basically pushed me to come to Ada, and I'm so glad she did.“

“All the skills I’ve learnt in Computer Science were learnt at Ada - I believe Ada gave me the skills and confidence I needed to get my apprenticeship, to get the good grades I needed.”

“So I'm thrilled to know that I have a place working at Clearscore as a Software Development Apprentice next year. I can't wait. Thank you, Ada!”

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