Today more than 180 learners have collected their A Level results at Cheshire College – South & West.
Learners at the College achieved a 98% pass rate, with 120 exceptional A* or A grades, marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievements.
The College continues to demonstrate extremely consistent results in all subjects, with exceptional A*-B results in English Language, Chemistry, French, Graphic Design, Fine Art and Photography.
Gordon Gillespie, Vice Principal of Curriculum and Quality, commented: “I am absolutely thrilled with what our learners have achieved this year.
“The breadth of excellent results across so many curriculum areas, demonstrates the exceptional teaching and facilities that we offer here at Cheshire College – South & West.
“Over the last two years, learners have demonstrated an inspiring work ethic, drive and ambition, with the support of their incredible teachers and support staff.
“It is a delight to share in our learners’ successes and excitement about their futures and to hear personally from them how much a difference our College has made to their aspirations.”
The results mean 430 learners have secured places at some of the UK’s top universities, including, The University of Manchester, Durham University, King’s College London and The University of Lancaster.
Notably, there was an impressive 100% pass rate in 21 subjects, with particularly outstanding results in the so-called facilitating subjects, which are the subjects most valued by the top universities.
Amongst those celebrating was straight-A learner Roisin Burnes, who has secured a place to study Medicine at The University of Sheffield. Roisin, 18, Nantwich, achieved AAAA in English Literature, Chemistry, Biology and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
Roisin said: “I am so pleased with my results, I was in complete disbelief when I opened them.
“My time at the College has been incredible. Staff are dedicated to delivering engaging lessons, everyone is extremely supportive, and the atmosphere is so friendly.
“In September, I will be going to The University of Sheffield to study Medicine. I have already been accepted to study a Masters Degree following this, which I hope leads to a fantastic career.”
Nairah Majid, 18, Crewe, achieved A*A*AB in Economics, History, EPQ and Mathematics, and will be going to The University of Warwick to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).
Nairah said: “I feel overwhelmed and delighted with my results. I have had the best time studying at the College and am excited to start my Degree in PPE at The University of Warwick in September.
“I got to meet some of the College staff whilst I was completing my GCSEs at Shavington High School. They supported me with my application and presented me with a ‘Learner of the Year’ Award just before I left, which immediately made me feel excited about studying there.
“I have loved the flexibility of how the courses are delivered at the College. The staff are consistently supportive of your aspirations and go above and beyond to ensure you achieve the highest grades possible.”
Another remarkable achievement came from Declan O’Riordan, 18, from Crewe. Another straight A learner, achieving AAA in History, Business and Economics.
“I am delighted with my results, I can’t stop smiling!
“The College is dynamic and supportive. Teaching is to the highest standard and staff always go above and beyond.
“I’ve been able to participate in extracurricular activities which have helped develop my employability skills, so I know I’m leaving ready to develop a successful career, as I start my Degree Apprenticeship at Barclays Bank.”
Emma Hickson also collected a set of stunning results, achieving A*A*A in Psychology, Biology and Chemistry. Emma, 18, from Stoke-on-Trent, will be progressing on to study Nutrition and Dietetics at The University of Nottingham this September.
Emma said: “Today has been the highlight of my time at Cheshire College – South & West. I am so happy with my results.
“The last two years have been amazing. Staff are super-helpful and work effortlessly to ensure you are prepared for University.
“I’m not just leaving with amazing grades, I have the skills needed to succeed and lifelong friends.”
If you are interested in studying at Cheshire College – South & West, or for more information, call 01270 654654 (Crewe Campus) 01244 656555 (Ellesmere Port and Chester Campuses) or visit www.ccsw.ac.uk.