Students celebrate exams results
Students at The Cheadle College and Marple Sixth Form College celebrate another year of excellent results. This year, A Level and Advanced Vocational qualification results have maintained the upward trend of success and achievement for the past five yearsat the College. 87 students achieved either triple distinction * on vocational courses or 3 or more A levels at A* or A.
A level achievement of over 98% and with 20 subjects across both colleges recording 100% pass rates represents significant success in academic qualifications, whereas the 100% achievement in BTEC vocational courses confirmed the college’s national reputation in this area, following recent success in the BTEC nationwide awards, where The Cheadle College and Marple Sixth Form College were voted as the second best BTEC provider in the country from over 800 schools and colleges in 2015.
Congratulations in particular to the following students who were absolutely delighted to have not only achieved highly but also secured longstanding ambitions.
Matthew Howe from Romiley, 18 on the day he collected his results, had the best birthday present ever as he achieved A*A*A* in Maths, Chemistry, and Biology. A former Marple Hall School student, Matthew is to study medicine at Sheffield University. Matthew contributed a great deal to college life working with our Choices students and being a student ambassador.
Celebrating with Matt are friends (in photo top, are, from left to right) Jason Neal from Hazel Grove who also gained three A* grades and who is going to Nottingham University to study English Literature, Joe Harrison who gained ABB in Business, Product Design and IT off to Sheffield University to study Quantitative Social Sciences, David Carr who achieved 3 B grades in Economics, History and Law and is off to the University of Sheffield to study Town Planning, and finally David Brown who gained 3 A grades in Maths, Geography and Economics and is off to Bristol University to study Economics.
Former Chapel-en-le-Frith students Hannah Owens and Ruth Berry achieved 6 A*A grades between them, Hannah gaining A* in Maths and Psychology, and an A in Chemistry. Hannah is about to embark on a degree course in Law and Criminology. Ruth is off to Sheffield to study Accounting and Finance.
Pictured (below) are highly successful A Level Economics students Andy Sarsfield, David Brown, Scott Lomas, Will James, Callum Vernon and Luke Elliot, pictured with their teacher Cecil Ayirebi. All 6 boys achieved A grades in this subject.
Also going to university to study Economics is former Kingsway student Amanda Bartley (below). Amanda achieved her place at Manchester University having studied a mixture of A levels and BTEC; achieving a Distinction* in Business Studies alongside an A grade in A Level Economics and a B in English Literature.
Following this ‘mix and match’ trend is William Forshaw who also achieved a Distinction* in Business alongside an A in Film Studies and a B in History. William is a former Bramhall High School student, as is Alexandra Singleton who achieved 3 A grades at A level and is off to study Physical Geography at Lancaster University.
The College was particularly pleased with the absolutely 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. 31 students achieved the highest grades possible i.e. triple distinction star.
Twins Sophie and Hannah Wright (Pictured below) from Gatley, and former Kingsway students both achieved the triple distinction star grade. Both are off to Manchester Metropolitan University to study a degree in Childhood Studies. This is more remarkable when one considers that both Sophie and Hannah initially chose to do a Level 2 course and are both living proof of what can be achieved by hard work and dedication.
The College places great emphasis on making sure that students achieve the progression pathway that is appropriate for them. To stay with Health and Social Care, be it Midwifery, Nursing or Teaching, students progress well. For example, Marple Sixth Form College student Megan Daley has achieved a highly competitive Midwifery place at the University of Manchester having achieved starred distinctions in Health and Social Care.
Much is true of nursing bound Milo McCullough (Children’s Nursing at Salford), Katie Wallace and Erin Tune (Adult Nursing at Sheffield and Salford respectively), whilst Shannon Doolan has a place at Manchester Metropolitan University to study Social Work.
The vocational Childcare course was also successful with Lydia Crossley, Erin Jackson, Amber Seddon, Vibeke Ogden and Jodie Walker all achieving triple distinction star grades.
Sports students also did well also with 15 achieving triple distinction star. Of particular note was Yasmin Saeed (Pictured below) from Romiley who achieved D*D* plus A level PE. Yasmin spent part of her summer in Paris as a level 5 referee and is now off to Liverpool John Moores University to study Sport.
Yasmin commented “My highlight to date has got to be being the first female referee from the Manchester County F.A. to be selected to officiate in a tournament abroad, which turned out to the recent Paris World Cup 2016 trip”.
Commenting on this year’s success, Jenny Singleton, Principal and Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted with our excellent results this year, and is testimony to the hard work of both our students and staff.
The high proportion of students achieving the very highest grades at A level and BTEC allows progression to the country’s top universities and competitive higher apprenticeships. I would like to congratulate all our students and wish them well for the future” .