Miles of smiles as teenagers make the grade for uni
IT was smiles all round as students at Macclesfield College collected their A-level results.
The college was celebrating too as this year’s results were even better than the last academic year, with the college achieving a 97 per cent pass rate and 15 subjects successfully gaining pass rates of 100pc.
Among the many happy students was 18- year-old Abigail Luke from Macclesfield, who achieved A*, A, B and is now planning to head to Sheffield University to study a degree in History.
Her friend Rachel Snowdon was also excited after receiving the grades she needed to get into Sheffield Hallam University.
Ryan Trueman, 20, was equally over the moon to have secured a place at the prestigious Royal Veterinary College in London to study Biological Sciences, and 18-year-old twins Angus and Cameron Cooper were also doubly delighted – Angus picked up his AS results and is continuing at Macclesfield College next year to complete his A-levels while brother Cameron gained the A-level grades required to get into a course at the BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music) Institute in Manchester.
Pam Abbotson, Macclesfield College’s head of Cross College Curriculum, said: “We are pleased to see our students have been rewarded for the effort and commitment they have put into their studies this year.
“The withdrawal of the mid-year exams that provided an opportunity for in-year resits has added an extra pressure to an already demanding programme.
“Our students and staff have embraced the challenge and have even improved on our pass rate from last year.
“Thank you to all staff involved with our A-level programme and congratulations to all our students who will be moving on to university or into their chosen careers – the college wishes you continued success.”
Congratulations also go to all of Macclesfield College’s students on vocational courses who have known the results of their BTEC and NVQ courses for several weeks and have also secured places at university, or moved into careers and apprenticeships, or will be staying on at the college to study degree-level courses.
●● Ryan Trueman (left) is off to the Royal Veterinary College and it is a twin success for Angus Cooper (left) and brother Cameron