Students celebrate A-Level results

A-Level results 2015 3MORE than 600 young people collected A-Level results at Priestley College today (Thursday) and were celebrating after two years of study.

They secured a 99% pass rate – the eleventh successive year a cohort has enjoyed this achievement at Priestley – with 100% passing in 39 subjects.

Among them was Katheryn Thompson, formerly of Penketh High, who achieved As in English Literature, History, Maths and an A* in Law. She is now headed to Oxford to study the Classics and English.

Principal Matthew Grant said the A-Level results followed another set of outstanding BTEC results earlier in the summer when Priestley saw a 100% pass rate in all extended diplomas.

“This year’s results really do mark us out as the area’s leading provider of A-Level and vocational courses,” he said.

“Our focus on challenging students to achieve their best whilst providing inspiration and the support they need has paid off again and we are extremely proud of the students’ achievements.”

Katheryn Thompson
Katheryn Thompson who is heading for Oxford University after two years at Priestley College.

Students achieved 200 As and A*s and an impressive overall 68% of grades were awarded at A* to C.

Vocational students also delivered outstanding results with 68 securing triple distinction stars and 124 with triple distinctions.

As always many vocational students also took A-Levels alongside their main programme and many achieved top marks in both.

Among them was former Bridgewater High School pupil Amy Dewsnip who was delighted with As in A-Level Drama, English Language and Literature and History to go with her double distinction star in Performing Arts.

She will now pursue her dream of becoming a professional actress and the next stage is studying at East 15 Acting School in Essex

“I was nervous and excited about results day because I’d worked so hard and wanted it to be the perfect end to a great two years at college,” she said.

Daniel Monks, who formerly attended The Heath in Runcorn, took home As in 3D Design, Biology, English Literature and Language and a B in Geography.

He’s now headed to the University of Manchester to study Audiology and wants to help people identify and solve hearing difficulties.

“My results were a massive relief and now I am going on to pursue a career where I can really make a difference to people’s lives,” he said.

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