Chesterfield College students celebrate results success
Successful students from Chesterfield College were celebrating today as they collected their A Level and BTEC results and secured places at university, on higher level apprenticeships or in employment.
Students from the college’s sixth form studying A Levels and extended diplomas had a 91% pass rate. Several sixth form courses achieved a 100% pass rate including Applied Science, English Language, Philosophy, Business and Criminology.
Callum Smith (right) achieved a distinction* and two distinctions in BTEC extended Diploma in Applied Science as well as a C in A Level Psychology: “I’m really pleased with my results. I’m going to university to study Psychology next because I want to be a Clinical Psychologist. The combination of courses I studied here have really helped me to know what to do next. You are really seen as an individual here and you have to do a lot of independent learning which really suited me.”
Lucy Cundill was delighted with her results and is looking forward to studying at the University of East Anglia after achieving an A in English Language, A in English Literature and B in History. She said: “I am really looking forward to the next step. I am going to university to study English Literature and Creative Writing and it is great that the friend I made here on my first day will be at university in the same town too! The support of tutors here at college has been really good. It is a really friendly place which has helped me to get the results I needed.”
Roan Knowles (below) achieved an A in History, A in English Language and D in Biology. He said: “I wasn’t nervous about getting my results but I was shaking when I opened the envelope. I am really happy that I have got a place to study history in Sheffield. I have always had an academic and general interest in history and I think it gives you lots of transferable skills. I am so glad I came to college. It has been perfect for me. You have to be more independent in your learning here but I find that much better and it has really prepared me for university level study.”
David Malone, Chief Operations Officer at Chesterfield College said: “I’d like to congratulate everyone who has received the results they need to help them secure university places or apprenticeships after studying with us. We have been celebrating with future lawyers, psychologists, radiologists, teachers, nurses, engineers and scientists today. It is a great example of how further education colleges give people the chance to study in a range of ways to help them progress into higher education or employment. It is wonderful to see students who have studied A Levels and vocational qualifications celebrating their success together.”
“Our student stories are a real inspiration for those thinking about what to do after GCSEs. Our new sixth form centre, which opens in September, will help to provide more choice for students wishing to study in a college setting. We have already offered 50% more places to applicants than last year and we look forward to welcoming the new students at the start of the new term in a few weeks.”