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Crewe high achievers among top South Cheshire College results
1:56pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
South Cheshire College A-Level high-flyers celebrate their outstanding achievement outside the College campus.
SOUTH Cheshire College is celebrating today after announcing another outstanding set of A-Level results.
The Crewe institution celebrated an overall A-Level pass rate of 99 per cent and 77 per cent of A-Level passes were achieved at grades A*, A, B and C from 794 A-Level entries.
Top performers at the college included Catherine Turner who achieved an A* in biology and A grades in chemistry, maths and history, and Jonathan Johnson who gained an A* in Physics and As in maths, IT and business studies.
Many achievers are now looking forward to starting Higher Education courses at universities up and down the country from September.
Among those are high-fliers Toby Molyneux, Alastair Breeze, Rebecca Layzell and Mary Chafer who all achieved excellent results.
Former Malbank School pupil Toby is Cambridge University bound to study engineering after gaining A* grades in maths, physics and electronics and an A grade in chemistry.
Toby, 18, of Worleston, said: “I’m really pleased with my results and Cambridge has always been my first choice of university so I’m pleased to achieve the grades to get there.
“College has been a great experience and they have been very helpful all the way through. I want to go into engineering as a future career.”
Alastair, 18, of Whithurch, is heading to prestigious Durham University to study computer science after achieving A* grades in maths and further maths and an A in physics.
The former St Thomas More Catholic High School pupil said: “I didn’t expect to get an A* in further maths so the results have exceeded my expectations.
“I’m very happy with my results and college has been a great experience where I’ve enjoyed a lot more independence. I’m looking forward to life at Durham now.”
Rebecca, 18, of Waterhayes, Stoke-on-Trent celebrated an A* in maths and A grades in further maths and biology.
The former Sir Thomas Boughey High School pupil is now off to Nottingham University to study a degree in maths.
Rebecca said: “My results are a lot better than I expected so I’m thrilled. I was nervous over the summer waiting for the results but it’s a big relief getting these grades and I can wait to go to university now.”
Former St Thomas More Catholic High School pupil Mary Chafer is heading to the University of Birmingham to study English literature and drama after gaining an A* in textiles and As in English literature and drama and theatre studies.
Mary, of Crewe, said: “I’m totally shocked but very pleased at the same time. The courses have been hard work but enjoyable and the support I’ve received here has been fantastic.”
Twins Rebecca and Charlotte McCourt are two high-flying students who aren’t opting to go to university as their next step.
Rebecca achieved an A* in law and A grades in maths and English language, while Charlotte gained A grades in English language and maths and a B in history.
The 18-year-old former St Thomas More Catholic High School pupils are now both heading down a different pathway with Rebecca signing up for a Deloitte programme in Birmingham while Charlotte has secured an accountancy job in Manchester.
The college also excelled at AS-Level, announcing an overall pass rate of 90 per cent out of 1494 entries.
Among those high-flyers were Connor Read who secured A grades in maths, physics and biology, a B in chemistry and a C in chemistry and Louise Baddeley who achieved A grades in photography, geography, environmental science and biology.
Both students have their sights set on heading to top universities this time next year after completing their final A-Level year.
Louise, 17, of Crewe, said: “I’m very happy with my grades and these have really set me up for my A-Level year. I want to go to a good university but I’m keeping my options open at the moment.”
Peter Swift, South Cheshire College principal, said: “I’m delighted for all the students who have achieved such outstanding grades and this has been another excellent year.
“The results highlight the fantastic teaching and learning that takes place here year after year and we wish students all the best as they progress to university or their chosen career.”
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