STUDENTS were celebrating at Warrington’s leading college this week after the A Level results were revealed.
For the eighth year in a row, Priestley College students secured a 99% pass rate. “It has been an emotional day for everyone and one that has brought great rewards for the students,” said Principal Mike Southworth.
“Our young people have been outstanding and, on behalf of myself and colleagues, I’d like to congratulate them for all their hard work and wish them well for their futures.” In 40 A Level subjects students secured a perfect 100% pass rate, whilst 17% of grades were awarded at either A* or A.
A broad range of subjects secured the very best results including: Archaeology, Fine Art, Textiles, Biology, Dance, Electronics, English Literature and Language, English Literature, French, Further Maths, German, Graphics, Health and Social Care, History, Law, Maths, Media, Philosophy, Sociology and Spanish.
There were also some notable individual performances with seven students achieving at least three A* grades and 36 students achieving at least three A grades at A Level. Students have progressed to many leading universities and specialist colleges including Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Liverpool, Warwick, York, Durham, Nottingham, London and LIPA. Many had careers in mind with future jobs as varied as lawyers to marine biologists.
A Level success followed on from the BTEC results for Priestley students, which saw 100% pass rates across a variety of subjects. In Sport all three of the BTEC pathways (Exercise Science, Sports Development and Performance and Excellence) achieved a 100% pass rate with 17 learners achieving top marks of D*.
A 100% pass rate was also achieved on the Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma Public Services course and the same achievement was secured in BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music. Students on the International Baccalaureate programmes also scored a 100% pass rate to cap off a fine year of results for Priestley students.
“As well as ensuring high achieving students achieve their full potential by getting the very best grades we are also very proud of our track record as an inclusive College where we work to ensure students who start their A Levels with us are given every opportunity to progress to the A2 year,” said Mike Southworth.