SOUTH Cheshire College students are celebrating today after achieving another outstanding set of A-Level results.

The Crewe institution celebrated an overall A-Level pass rate of 99.7 per cent, and 82 per cent of A-Level passes were achieved at grades A*, A, B and C from 861 A-Level entries.

Almost a quarter (23 per cent) of students achieved A* and A grades and 37 out of 40 A-Level subjects achieved 100 per cent pass rates.

In English Literature, a third of students who took the qualification celebrated the top A* grade.

Top performers at the College included James Taylor, Alex Upcott-Gill and Annie Smith who all achieved a mixture of A* and A grades between them.

Alex Upcott-Gill was the College’s star A-Level performer achieving three A* grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics.

The former Malbank School pupil is now looking forward to studying a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath from September.

Alex, 18, of Nantwich, said: “I’m really pleased with my grades and they are better than I expected. I’m looking forward to university now and starting a new chapter in my life.

“It has been a fantastic experience at college and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. The support I’ve received from tutors has also been excellent.”

Annie Smith is over the moon after gaining an A* in Biology and A grades in Chemistry and Physics.

Annie, a former Sir Thomas Boughey High School pupil, starts a place at Lancaster University next month where she will study a five year degree in Medicine.

The 18-year-old added: “I’m thrilled with my grades. I was hoping for three A grades but to get an A* is the icing on the cake.

“I didn’t know many people when I first came to college but it has been a fantastic experience here and all the hard work has paid off. I’m glad I chose to come here after school.”

South Cheshire College Principal, Jasbir Dhesi, was delighted with the results, which put students on course for university and successful career paths.

He said: “I’m very pleased for all the students who have achieved such outstanding grades and this has been another excellent year for South Cheshire College.

“The results are testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students and parents who play such an important role as well.

“We wish students all the best as they progress to university or their chosen career.”

There’s still time to apply for full time A-Level and vocational courses at South Cheshire College starting in September 2014.

Enrolment for full-time courses takes place on Thursday, August 21 between 10am-6pm and Friday, August 22 between 10am-4pm.

Advice on courses will be available at both enrolment sessions and information will also be available about transport to college and financial support which students may be eligible for.

For further information about South Cheshire College or about any A-Level or AS-Level programmes, please call 01270 654654 or visit