Cheshire College – South & West celebrated its most successful results day to date, with 1,000 students achieving record breaking results, including over 100 students who achieved the highest possible A level grades of A*A*A* or the equivalent in their chosen subject.
Students were invited to attend their Campus of study to celebrate with friends, families and teachers before they move onto university, higher-degree apprenticeships or employment.
One of the College’s many successful students is Noah who achieved A*, A, B in English Language, French and Psychology and will be going on to study French and Italian at Bristol University: “I’m delighted with the grades I got today, and I can’t wait to start my new course in September. The dedication and professionalism of the lecturers at Cheshire College has been amazing, they’ve really helped me throughout my studies.”
A Level student Emily said she was “surprised” after achieving 3 A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics adding: “I’m so happy with my grades and I’m excited to go and study Medicine at the University of Birmingham. I feel like I’ve been really involved with my subjects here and the College gives you the resources to succeed. You feel like you’re welcomed here rather than just learning.”
Today was also significant for the College’s T Level students, as they are the first in their cohort to receive their results since Cheshire College was specially selected by the government to be one of the country’s T Level providers.
Equivalent to 3 A levels, T Levels focus on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.
T Level student, Ruby, said she was “excited [that her] goal of university came true” as she looked forward to studying Primary Education with Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) at Edge Hill University in September 2023.
When asked what she’ll remember most about her time at Cheshire College, Early Years T Level student, Helene, said “having the best tutors that supported me from the very beginning and just enjoying my time here over the years with friends.”
The College’s BTEC students also had cause for celebration after many of them achieved star distinctions which will allow them to pursue their chosen careers, university placements and higher apprenticeships.
Production Arts Practice BTEC student, Megan, celebrated with friends and tutors on Campus after receiving her results. She spoke about her progression to the Academy of Live Technology in Wakefield and how a highlight of her time at Cheshire College was “receiving technical training by industry experts on Campus and securing a spot on the Eurovision 2023 production team.”
Emily achieved an impressive Distinction and Merits in BTEC Applied Science and will be progressing to study Paramedic Science at the University of Wolverhampton. When asked about how Cheshire College has supported her, she responded: “I started off doing A Levels at a different College, but I felt I wasn’t reaching my full potential. So, I moved to Cheshire College, and it’s made all the difference. I’m so happy I made that choice and decided to study here.”
Jasbir Dhesi OBE, Principal and CEO of Cheshire College, commented: “Congratulations to each and every one of our students on their success today. It has been a pleasure to talk to students today about their future plans and we have every confidence that they will exceed expectations wherever they go.
“This results day is a fitting end to another excellent year at Cheshire College. We hope that our students stay in touch as they continue their academic and professional journeys.”
For a closer look at Cheshire College’s achievements this year, view the Cheshire College Chronicle.
Applications for September 2023 are still open for those who wish to study at Cheshire College and achieve success in a diverse range of subjects. To explore the breadth of courses the College offers and the in-person enrolment dates available, visit www.ccsw.ac.uk.