Glittering awards night honours successful Burnley students

Outstanding students from Burnley, who achieved top grades in their A'levels and advanced vocational courses, have been honoured with Awards for Excellence.

Some of the high achieving students who were honoured at the Burnley College Awards of Excellence night.
Some of the high achieving students who were honoured at the Burnley College Awards of Excellence night.

Outstanding students from Burnley, who achieved top grades in their A'levels and advanced vocational courses, have been honoured with Awards for Excellence.The students from Burnley College Sixth Form Centre celebrated their exceptional achievements with family, friends, tutors and special guests at a glittering awards ceremony hosted by the college.

The achievements come as Burnley College Sixth Form Centre marks a record-breaking year forsuccess which has seen an exceptional 99.5% A Level pass rate, 91% of A' level students achieving at least one high A* to C grade at A' level and 64% of A' level students achieving at least one top A* to B grade.

The college also saw a 100% pass rate in advanced vocational subjects for the 15th consecutive year withexceptional results in Maths, Further Maths, English, Computer Science, Physics and Sociology.

Rabia Iqbal receives her award from Chloe Wilkinson.

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Burnley College Sixth Form Centre Principal Karen Buchanan said: “Our annual Awards for Excellence ceremony is always a highlight in the Burnley College Sixth Form Centre calendar.

"It’s the ideal opportunity for the wider Burnley College family- tutors, support staff, families, friends and academic and civic leaders from across the region – to acknowledge the achievement of our outstanding students.

“This year’s recipients have truly gone above and beyond to show that hard work, commitment and dedication, combined with a passion for their subjects, is the Burnley College formula for success.

Award winner Jack Webb with Chloe Wilkinson.

“Going forward, we wish our Awards for Excellence recipients all the very best for the future – whether that is progression to degree study at a top university, a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship or an ideal career in the industry of their choice.”

Former student Chloe Wilkinson, a former Award for Excellence recipient herself, returned to college to present the awards.

Among those she congratulated on stage was her younger brother, Oliver, who has secured a coveted place at the University of Cambridge to read Computer Science after achieving A* grades in his four A Levels – Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science and Physics.

Student Governor Adam Smith also took to the stage to praise students and the vote of thanks wasgiven by Chairman of Governors David Meakin. Entertainment for the evening was presented bytalented Advanced Level Performing Arts and Photography students.

Student Leon Wells receives his award from Chloe Wilkinson.

Here is the roll of honour for the students:

* Katie Barson (Shuttleworth College) achieved outstanding results in her A' Levels inMaths, Psychology and Sociology. She has now progressed to the University of Liverpool to readPsychology.

* Rosie Booth ( Blessed Trinity RC College) achieved outstanding results on the Advanced Diploma in Music. She has now progressed to university to read Music.

* Hayley Burrows (Sir John Thursby Community College) achieved outstanding resultsin her A' Levels in Law, Psychology and Sociology. She has now progressed to the University of Liverpool to read Psychology.

* Joe Clarke (Blessed Trinity RC College) achieved outstanding results in his A Levelsin English Literature, History and Politics. He has now progressed to the University of Manchester toread Philosophy and Politics.

* Lucille Cornelio ( Blessed Trinity RC College) achieved outstanding results on theAdvanced Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science. She has now progressed to Bath University to readHealth and Exercise Science.

* James Haycock, a former pupil at Unity College, achieved outstanding results in his A' Levels inComputing, Further Maths and Maths. He has now progressed to Lancaster University to readComputer Science and Maths.

* Rabia Iqbal ( Sir John Thursby Community College) achieved outstanding results onthe Advanced Diploma in Applied Science (Medical). He has now progressed to the University ofCumbria to read Diagnostic Radiography.

* Faraz Ali Kausar ( Sir John Thursby Community College) achieved outstanding resultson the Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He has now progressed to the University ofSalford to read Mechanical Engineering.

* Grace O’Hara (Sir John Thursby Community College) achieved outstanding results inher A' Levels in Graphics, Psychology and Sociology. She has now progressed to the University ofLiverpool to read Psychology.

* Alicia McGoogan (Blessed Trinity RC College) achieved outstanding results on theAdvanced Diploma in Public Services. She has now progressed to Leeds Beckett University to readLaw.

* Kayley Priestley ( Unity College) , achieved outstanding results on the AdvancedDiploma in Upholstery. She has now progressed to the University of Central Lancashire to studyFurniture Design.

* Emily Speirs (Blessed Trinity RC College) achieved outstanding results on theAdvanced Diploma in Health and Social Care. She has now progressed to the University of CentralLancashire to read Adult Nursing.

* Awais Waris ( Sir John Thursby Community College) achieved outstanding results inhis A' Levels in Business, Computer Science and Sociology. He has now progressed to the Universityof Manchester to read Accounting and Finance.

* Jack Webb (Blessed Trinity RC College) achieved outstanding results on the Advanced Diploma in Business. He has now progressed to Edge Hill University to read Accounting and Finance.

* Leon Wells ( Unity College) achieved outstanding results on the Advanced Diploma in Media Production. He has now progressed to a Higher Apprenticeship with Project Digital.