Two years of hard work came to fruition for scores of students from Burnley who received their A-Level results today.
The anxious wait was over for the young people of Thomas Whitham Sixth Form and Burnley College as they opened the envelopes to what they hope will be a bright future of university and careers.
Thomas Whitham acting headteacher David Sheridan said the high overall pass rate of 96% coupled with 35% A* to B grades and 62% A* to C exceeded expectations.
He said: “We are thrilled we have maintained our high standards and once again will be seeing hard-working students rewarded with places at the best universities in the country.”
Students Anna Jeavons, Mohammed Karim, Jacob Whittaker, Jake Abrahams, Frahana Akhtar, Ali Awas, Toni Drury, Saifullah Khan, Naomi Latif, Nusrat Nasreen, Tyler Shaw, Daniel Kaine and Humaiyun Uddin all excelled.
Burnley College, too, was filled with celebration as students received exceptional results.
Students achieved an impressive 99.2% pass rate with a quarter of all students achieving A* or A grades.
These results are particularly impressive as Burnley College Sixth Form Centre has the largest selection of A Level subjects across Pennine Lancashire.
Some 90% of students achieved at least one high grade at A* to C and 62% of students achieved at least one top grade A*-B.
Students achieving A* and A grades include Olliver Jackson, a former Pendle Vale High School student, who plans to study dentistry at Glasgow University, Anna Jackson-Smith, a former Westholme School student, who intends to become a barrister after studying law at Warwick University and Kieran Launder, a former Blessed Trinity student, who plans to study English literature at Leeds University.
Principal Hugh Bramwell said: “It’s been a tremendous day celebrating with our talented students, their delighted families and very proud tutors. This year’s incredible results are a credit to the hard work and determination of our students and support of their parents, together with the individual attention given by our excellent teachers.
“High grades are driven by inspiration and are enhanced through a comprehensive personal programme and our outstanding facilities.”
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