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Significant success was achieved in academic qualifications with 40 subjects across both colleges recording 100% pass rates and A level achievement being broadly in line with the 98% of last year.
The 100% achievement in BTEC vocational courses confirmed the college’s national reputation in this area; 63 vocational learners secured a triple Distinction* thus ensuring places at competitive universities, high status apprenticeships, and sought-after employment opportunities.
Congratulations in particular to the following students who were absolutely delighted to have not only achieved highly but also secured longstanding ambitions. Lara Garrett, a former Marple Hall student achieved three A* grades to secure a place at Mansfield College Oxford to read History, whilst another former Marple Hall student Lucy Corcoran achieved the A grades necessary to advance to a highly prestigous Sponsored Degree.
Earlier in the year Lucy, a member of the college’s Career Ready programme was the national winner of the prestigious Sir Winfred Bischoff Award for outstanding achievement in the field of Law and Business. Lucy is one of the first college students to have secured a sponsored degree at Manchester University. The sponsor company, Distology were so impressed by her achievements that they offered Lucy this wonderful and rare opportunity to earn whilst she learns.
David Bonham (former student of Chapel-en-le-frith High School) achieved A* in Chemistry and Physics along with an A in Maths and a B in Further Maths, meaning that he is happily packing his bags for three more years of study at the University of York. Other A* students include Francis Brankin (Alder Community High School), Eve Goldspink, Benn McGregor, Edward Atiyah, Gemma Cliff, Aaron Chesworth (all Marple Hall), and Stacie-Melissa Anderson (Werneth School) and Yasmine Deramchia (Hazel Grove High School). Yasmine said today, ‘The work was hard but I felt so supported by the College to get these grades’.
The College was particularly pleased with the outstanding results in BTEC Health and Social Care, which consolidates its national reputation in providing excellent teaching, learning and positive progression outcomes for its students. 19 students achieved the highest grades possible i.e. D*D*D*.
Sabrina Chowdhury, Head Girl and Equal Opportunities Student Representative, brought ideas to the Student Executive to help our students succeed and to become part of the college community. Sabrina was also a Peer Mentor and offered support for students and a voice for them when this was most needed. Sabrina will be studying Radiography at Bradford University.
BTEC Applied Science students also gained significant success with 15 achieving D*D*D*; 7 Business Studies students reached the same remarkable milestone.
One of the Business Studies students, Oliver Ford achieved excellent results. Oliver was Head Boy, Student Governor and part of our digital leader programme. Oliver will be studying Law at Lancaster University and has received a £3k scholarship for his success.
Commenting on this year’s success, Jenny Singleton, Principal and Chief Executive, said
“I am delighted with the College’s A Level and Vocational results which have shown a pattern of continuous improvement upon previous years. This year the College has a significant number of students achieving either a triple Distinction* or 3 or more A level’s at A* or A, and we are thrilled that they will now progress to some of the country’s top universities. For those not wishing to attend University, I am delighted that so many of our students have secured excellent employment or apprenticeship opportunities.”
“I would like to pass on my congratulations to all our students and their families and wish them well for the future. I would also like to thank our staff for their unwavering commitment and support of our students.”