The Sixth Form College is celebrating cementing its place as Wirral’s No1 Sixth Form with record results, as nearly half of students achieved top A*, A and B grades. More than a quarter are also now set to attend prestigious Russell Group universities.
Principal Kathryn Podmore confirmed that 1100 students successfully completed their A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs in 2016 and that record numbers of students (400) have applied to go on to higher education in September 2016.
The combination of a pass rate of 99.3% and outstanding grades has ensured that the College remains in the top tier of Sixth Form Colleges in the UK. The Sixth Form College sector is the highest performing 16-19 sector and there are just 93 specialist Sixth Form Colleges in England and Wales.
Principal Kathryn said: “We are absolutely delighted with our results and I would like to congratulate all of our students and staff. More students than ever before have achieved prestigious A*, A and B grades.
“The Sixth Form College results speak for themselves and demonstrate that the College is a Centre of Academic Excellence. We have a high number of students progressing to study the Sciences and Mathematics at top universities and are proud that the College continues to help students of all educational backgrounds reach their potential, be successful and attain the highest possible grades.
Kathryn continued: “Courses at the College are taught by teachers who are experts in their fields and in state of the art facilities. We have high expectations for our students and in turn we are committed to providing the highest level of education possible.”
Such is the College’s long-term record of achievement that subscription for the 2016/17 academic year is already around 25% higher than 2015, so potential students need to register their interest quickly as places are limited.
Some highlights of Results Day include Joe Bowly scooping three A* grades and cruising through to his place at the University of Manchester to study History & Politics.
“It’s really not sunk in yet,” said a rather speechless Joe!
Sam Killcross’s A*AA paved the way for his proud journey to Trinity College, Cambridge to study History, while Katie Ebbrell and Elsbeth Blakemore are off to Manchester and Nottingham Universities respectively after notching A*A*A each.
Class of 2016 Head Girl, Ellie Jones, secured three Distinction*s on her Health & Social Care BTEC and now heads to Chester University to complete a degree in Adult Nursing before settling into a career in that field. Fellow Head Student, Breandon Fawcett’s BBC secured him a very prestigious place on an apprenticeship with IBM in Manchester, while Emma Donnelly starts her employment with international law firm, Hill Dickinson, after achieving A*AB.
If you have any queries or need any help and advice regarding results, please contact the college on 01516525575.
Here are some snapshots of just some of today's stories, and a few photos of a day to celebrate!