Students celebrate Amazing A-Level results

Thursday 17th August 2017 13:48 A-level Results Ashton Community Denton & Audenshaw Droylsden Dukinfield Gorton & Openshaw Hyde Longdendale News Stalybridge Tameside Posted by Nigel Skinner

Tameside students are celebrating some fantastic A-Level results this year.

**Ashton Sixth Form College** was celebrating unprecedented success with yet another outstanding set of results.

The college has achieved its best set of results ever in 2017 with more students than ever achieving top grades, an outstanding 80 per cent of students achieved high grades, well above the national average.

In all 67 AS, A-Level and vocational courses at the college achieved stunning 100 per cent pass rates.

After an amazing year of success, including being recognised with the highest Ofsted rating in the borough and topping the Department for Education league tables in the area, the results highlight the incredible achievements of the students and staff.

At A level students achieved a 99.5 per cent pass rate overall (1.6 per cent above the national benchmark).

Also, almost 60 per cent of students achieved high grades (A*-B), improving on last year by 14 per cent (above the national benchmark), with 85 per cent of students achieving A* – C, an outstanding 11 per cent increase.

Meanwhile a record number of students achieved the highest grade possible (A*) – an increase of two per cent on last year, while 30 courses achieved 100 per cent pass rates.

Delighted Principal Anton McGrath said: “The significant improvement in results across the board is a fantastic end to the year. To see improvements of over 10 per cent is an amazing achievement.”

Vocational performance continued to be outstanding in all areas with a 100 per cent pass rate for all vocational courses and nine out of ten Vocational students achieving the highest Distinction grade (D*).

Anton added: “The consistent high performance of our vocational courses is phenomenal; to continue to produce first class outcomes year in year out is astounding. These students should be proud of their efforts throughout the year; it has been worth the effort!”

Students this year have progressed on to some of the most exciting and competitive career pathways.

Six students who received offers from Oxbridge secured their places after achieving exceptional results.

Many have accepted places at some of the most competitive universities across the country, while others are taking exciting routes on to higher apprenticeships.

The Principal congratulated the class of 2017 stating: “The results our students have received today are the best ever in the long history of Ashton Sixth Form College.

“Once again, our students have surpassed expectation, achieving the highest percentage of high grades ever! Each and every one of our students should be proud of their achievements.

“They have worked tremendously hard during their time at Ashton Sixth Form College, ably supported by their fantastic teachers, senior tutors and all other members of staff at the college.

“They now have the qualifications to realise their ambitions and progress onto the next stage of their lives, whether moving to university, joining an apprenticeship or entering the world of work. We wish them all the best for the future.”

He added: “What is more impressive is that these improvements and outstanding results have been achieved during a time of significant change in A level assessment.

“With terminal, linear assessment the stakes are higher; students have to perform on the day to achieve their grades. Our students have shown real resilience and have flourished in this new regime.”

Over at **Clarendon Sixth Form** Principal Jackie Moores was delighted, stating there was a 100 per cent pass rate.

“I never sleep the night before A-Level results day as I’m always worried that students will get what they want – the university place or apprenticeship course – but today we are celebrating great news,” she said.

“We are absolutely delighted for the students and the teachers who have worked really, really hard and support staff with the best results for Clarendon Sixth Form and our high grades are our best ever, with more than 80 per cent of our young people achieving A and B grades which puts us among the top performing colleges for A-Level success, so we are absolutely delighted, and we have a 100 per cent pass rate.

“We have young people going off to Bristol, Manchester, Salford and Leeds universities plus we have some great apprenticeship destinations as well in subjects such as accountancy,” she added.

At **Audenshaw School** sixth formers were also celebrating after once again achieving top grades at A Level.

A higher percentage than ever of pupils at the school were awarded A* – A grades in their exams, building on last year’s results and achieving a percentage pass rate significantly higher than the national average.

The number of students gaining A* – B grades in sciences, Maths and English also increased at the school, which secured a 100 percent pass rate in a number of key subjects including English, Chemistry, Physics, Further Maths and Geography.

Headteacher Jeanette Saw said: “We’re immensely proud of the performance of our A Level students.

“They’ve worked exceptionally hard over the last two years and their grades reflect their commitment to achieving the results they need to secure university places and apprenticeships at prestigious institutions.”

Speaking of the students’ achievements, Neil Herbert, Head of Sixth Form added: “We encourage a friendly but supportive atmosphere at Audenshaw and work with students to set tailored, personal goals that will really challenge their aspirations.

“I also want to take the opportunity to thank the fantastic teaching and support staff at the school for all their hard work. Our small class sizes mean they can provide very focused, tailored support and they’ve really gone the extra mile to help students prepare for their exams.”

The results mean many Audenshaw students have secured their first choice university places, and will be taking up studies at institutions including Cambridge, Durham and Manchester.

Meanwhile, after a tough school year at **New Charter Academy**, the school’s sixth form gave them something to shout about with a fantastic set of results.

Standout student Sabiha Choudry achieved two A*s in Sociology and English Literature and an A in History. “I did much better than I expected; next stop, London!” she said. “I’m going to King’s College to study Law, Politics and Philosophy. I’ve worked incredibly hard and I’m glad it’s paid off.”

Another student who’s hard work and sacrifice paid off is Louis John Usher, who got two As in English Language and Religious Studies, plus a B in English Literature. He said: “All the hard work has paid off. Staying up every night until 1am working and revising, giving up my social life; it’s been so worth it!” Louis is off to the University of York in September, to study English Language and Linguistics.

A proud Principal, Jenny Langley, said: “We’re really proud of our Year 13 students. The results have absolutely been a reflection of the hard work they’ve put in and they’ve done really, really well. You spoke to two of our fabulous young people here and I think they represent the year group brilliantly.

Upper Sixth pupils at **Stockport Grammar School** achieved a 100 per cent pass rate with almost three-quarters of results awarded at A* to B.

From a year group of 109 pupils, 27 were awarded all A* and A grades.

Headmaster Mr Andrew Chicken said: “I am delighted for our pupils. With the support of their parents and teachers they have worked very hard to attain excellent examination results which will enable them to embark upon the next stage of their education with confidence and enthusiasm.

“They have achieved this against a background of considerable uncertainty in the national examination system and university admissions procedures. In their commitment to a wide range of co-curricular and voluntary activities, they have made an outstanding contribution to our school community and developed skills which are highly prized by universities and employers. We wish them every success in their future paths.”

Full results will be published for each school and college below as we receive them.

**• Main picture – Ashton Sixth Form Principal Anton McGrath celebrates the best A-Level results ever with students.**

**Ashton Sixth Form A-Level Results **(AS Level in brackets)

Ackroyd N 2; Adeyeye O 1; Ahmad N 1; Ahmed A 1; Ahmed A 2; Ahmed H 3; Ahmed J 2; Ahmed S 3; Ahmed S 3; Ainsworth S 3; Akhibi O 2; Akhtar S 2; Akther A 3; Ali H 3; Ali-Brown A 3; Allen C 3; Anderson S 2; Appleton-Jones L 3; Arden N 1; Ashraf A 2; Ashraf W 3; Ashton J 2; Ashton J 3 (2); Atherton L 2; Atherton L 3; Austin E 3; Aylett-Leach A 3; Azad I 3; Bailey I 2; Bailey J 1; Bailey S 2; Bano H 3; Baraniak A 1; Barker J 3 (1); Barley E 2; Barlow A 3; Barlow J 3; Barnes T 3; Barnett B 3; Barrowcliffe R 3 (2); Bartleet J 3; Barton A 2; Bateman H 3; Bates R 3; Bayley L 3; Beaumont M 3; Beech J 3; Begum J 2; Begum M 2; Begum N 3; Begum S 3; Begum S 3; Bennett W 1; Benyon J 3; Bertenshaw D 2; Beswick S 2; Beswick T 2; Bhandari M 3 (2); Biddle H 3; Biggs D 3; Blake J 2; Bland L 3; Booth J 3; Bowden A 3; Bowie K 3; Bradbury C 3; Bradley G 1; Bradley-Kennedy A 2; Bradshaw J 3; Brenkley B 3; Broadhead S 3; Brocklehurst C 3; Brocklehurst S 3; Broderick M 2; Brown J 3; Brown M 3; Brown O 3; Buchanan S 3 (2); Buckley B 3; Budgen A 3; Burgess F 3; Burgess L 3; Burke J 3; Burke M 3; Burns E 3 (1); Burrows T 3 (1); Bushell M 3; Butterworth S 3; Byrom C 3; Caldecott M 3; Carey A 3; Carney A 3; Carroll S 2; Carter K 3 (1); Casey Z 3 (1); Chadwick G 2; Chadwick J 1; Chadwick J 2; Chadwick S 3 (1); Chapman M 3 (2); Charlesworth A 1; Charlesworth J 2 (2); Charnley E 3; Chatys T 3 (2); Chaudhry Z 3; Chauhan N 3; Chee C 3; Cheeseman V 2; Cheung T 2; Choudhury F 2; Choudhury M 3 (2); Cilgram B 3; Clarkson E 3; Cockshott T 2; Coker S 2; Colclough T 2; Conlon J 3; Connaghan E 3; Connolly E 3; Connor D 3; Conroy E 3; Conway E 3; Cooke R 3; Cooper A 3; Cooper B 2; Cooper N 3 (2); Corbett J 3; Cosgrove D 3; Court C 2; Cowser J 3; Cox K 3; Cox L 3; Crabtree N 1; Craggs G 2; Crank J 3; Crook M 3; Crossland A 2; Crowther A 1; Cryan K 1; Cunliffe J 3 (2); Currie R 3; Dalton C 3; Daniels A 3; Danko J 3; Davies M 3; Dawe C 3; Dawkins E 2; Dawson D 1; Day L 2; Derbyshire T 3; Devane E 2; Devenport S 3; Devlin K 2; Dewsbury M 2; Douglas H 3; Doyle M 1; Eastwood T 2; Ebbs C 3; Eckersall R 3; Eckersley J 3; Edwards H 3; Edwards L 3; Edwards M 2; Egerton L 2; Ellington A 2; Ellis L 3; Embury K 1; Esaw J 3; Esso A 2; Esso J 3; Evans J 2; Fairhurst J 3; Fallon B 3; Farrar L 3; Farrelly T 3; Faruk N 3; Fawcett A 3; Ferreira Dos Santos M 3; Fitton R 1; Fitzgibbon B 3; Forbes C 3; Forrest B 3; Fowler E 2; Fox A 3; France S 3; Francis M 3 (1); French E 3; Gallimore O 3; Gardiner B 3; Gardner E 3; Garside J 2; Garside J 3; Georgiou O 3; Gialluca E 3; Gialluca M 3; Gibson E 2; Gibson G 2; Gigi Edasseriath A 1; Gillespie D 3; Ging S 3 (1); Gliniecka P 3 (1); Gliwa F 3; Gloudon H 3; Goddard E 2; Good W 2; Goodwin N 2; Goodyear E 3; Gordon C 3; Gray E 2; Green L 3; Greenan-Morris A 2; Greenhalgh V 3; Gregory E 3; Griffiths C 3; Griffiths J 3; Griffiths N 2; Grogan K 3; Gufar K 3; Habershon D 1; Hadden B 3; Hague A 1; Haigh O 3; Hall T 3; Hall Z 2; Hamilton L 3; Hammersley L 3; Hammond K 2; Hammond W 1; Hampson S 3; Hanifian G 3; Hankinson R 3; Haque N 3; Hardy Howard C 3; Harman J 3; Harrison I 3; Harrison J 3; Hart R 2 (1); Hartley E 3; Harvey D 1; Harwick A 3; Haslam M 3; Hassall B 3; Hassan A 1; Hassan F 2 (1); Hassan H 2; Hayes G 3; Headdock C 2; Heatley M 2; Heeley C 3; Henthorn E 3; Herbert L 2; Heywood E 3; Heywood G 3; Heywood L 2; Hibbert J 2; Hickinbotham A 2 (1); Hilton K 3; Hinchliffe P 3; Hodgin R 3 (2); Holden J 3; Holland N 1 (1); Hollingworth I 3; Hollingworth J 3; Holtom G 3; Hooley M 3; Hopkins L 3; Hopwood L 3; Howard P 2; Hoyle K 2; Hughes A 3; Hughes E 3; Hughes T 3 (2); Hulme M 2; Hunter R 3; Hurst K 3; Hussain I 2; Hussain S 3; Hynes J 3; Iffakh H 2; Ingham T 3; Iqbal S 2; Irakoze L 1; Irving M 2; Islam M 3; Istanbilly L 4 (1); Jackson S 3; Jackson T 3; Jefferson R 3; Johnston J 3; Jones B 3; Jones P 3; Jones R 3; Jones S 3; Jones S 3 (1); Jowett-Duckworth R 3; Kakar F 3; Kauser Z 3; Kelly A 3; Kelly J 3; Kelly L 2; Kempster J 2; Kendrick K 3; Kennedy C 3; Kenny E 3; Kenworthy J 1; Kerr L 3; Khan A 1; Khan H 1; Khan S 3; Khandkar T 3; Khanum R 3; Khatun K 3; Khatun R 3; Kirkham E 3; Knott S 2; Koestner J 2; Korolczuk W 3; Lally E 3; Lane-Super S 3; Lawlor J 3; Lawson C 2; Lawton J 3 (1); Layfield R 3; Layton S 3 (1); Ledward C 2; Lee J 3; Lees R 4; Lewis A 3; Leyland-Raine S 3; Liddy R 2; Lija M 3; Limb J 1; Lui Y 3 (2); Lynch G 3; Lynch S 3; Lyons M 3; Maciver M 3; Mackin L 2; Madden C 3; Maidment L 2; Majid S 3; Marchington A 1; Mardania M 3; Marn C 3; Marshall H 1; Marston-Walker N 2 (1); Martin O 3; Mason A 3; Matlock J 3; Matthews D 3; Matthews L 3; May D 3; Mayall A 2 (1); Mccarton A 2; Mcconville H 2; Mccoy E 3; Mcdermott A 3; Mcdermott M 2; Mcgee A 2; Mcguinness M 1; Mckenna M 3 (2); Mckenzie S 3; Mclaughlin B 2; Mclean L 3; Mcmanus C 2; Mcmillon D 2; Mcmorrow R 3; Mcveigh M 3; Meakin C 3 (1); Mellor K 3; Mercer L 3; Meredith J 3; Miah A 3; Miah T 2; Mirfin B 3; Mistry B 3; Mistry D 3; Mojid Y 3; Montague J 2; Moran K 3; Morgan B 3; Morreale M 3; Morreale V 3; Morris M 3; Morris M 3; Mosiewicz A 3; Moss C 2; Mottley J 3 (2); Mullaney R 2; Murns-Wilson G 3; Murphy K 3; Murphy N 2; Murray G 3; Mylchreest E 3; Mylchreest K 3 (2); Myles E 3 (2); Nagle E 3; Napier L 3; Naseer A 3 (2); Neild J 2; New S 3; Newton H 3 (2); Nicholson F 3; Norman K 3; Norris J 3; Norris R 3 (1); Noton L 1; Nurney A 1; O’callaghan A 3; O’hanlon M 3; O’neill S 3; O’toole B 3; Oatway H 3; Ogden D 1; Oldfield A 3 (2); Oliver S 3; Ollerenshaw L 2; Overton C 3; Owen L 2; Owen-Agjef M 3 (1); Owens A 3; Parker J 3; Parkinson C 3 (1); Patel D 3 (2); Patel S 3; Patrick L 3; Peace D 1; Pearce S 1; Peart C 3; Peaurt-Stefan C 3; Penning M 3; Phillips A 2; Phoenix C 3; Phoya N 3; Pickles A 2; Pinder J 3; Pollit L 3; Pollitt G 3; Porteous N 3; Prady H 3; Prendergast L 2; Price B 2; Prickett D 3; Pringle A 2; Pritchard N 3; Quinn L 3; Rahman Nid S 2; Rajput A 3; Ramsden H 3; Rankin N 3; Ratchford N 3 (1); Rathore Z 2; Readman-Bostock A 3; Redhead L 2; Rehman M 1; Reid D 3; Reid S 2; Reynolds E 2 (1); Riach F 3; Rick G 3; Roberts D 3; Roberts M 3 (1); Roberts R 3; Robinson E 3; Rodriguez Otero B 1 (1); Rogers R 3; Rolfe E 4 (2); Roscoe K 3; Rostock A 3; Rothwell S 2; Rudder C 2; Ruiz Higginbottom A 3; Ryan J 3; Ryding J 3 (2); Sahi T 3; Salvaggio M 3; Sankey Z 3; Savill R 3; Scanlon E 3; Schofield H 3; Schofield H 3; Schofield J 3; Scott G 3; Seaville S 2; Sellars K 2; Shahid A 3 (2); Sharif R 2; Sharp E 3; Sharp L 3; Shaw E 3; Shaw L 3; Sheldon S 3; Shen J 3; Shibu C 3; Siddall J 1; Siddique A 3; Simister K 3; Simpson A 1; Simpson N 3; Skade G 1; Skermer L 3; Smith G 3; Smith L 3; Smith M 2; Smith O 1; Smith O 3; Smith R 3; Snape G 3; Solanki M 2; Speake J 3; Spencer O 3; Spike A 1; Stafford L 3; Stanley B 3; Stanley J 3; Stevens C 3; Stevenson A 2; Stewart A 1; Stokes C 3; Stokes H 2; Storan A 2; Stringer E 3; Strutt O 3; Styrylska A 3; Su W 3; Sutton M 3; Sweetman M 3 (2); Sykes M 3; Tabberner W 3; Tanguy L 1 (4); Taylor E 2; Taylor H 2; Taylor H 3; Taylor J 3 (1); Taylor M 3 (1); Taylor O 3; Taylor R 2; Taylor S 3; Thomas M 3; Thomas S 1; Thompson B 3; Thorley B 2; Thorley D 4 (2); Thornley L 3; Thorpe T 2; Topping O 3; Troy L 3; Troy R 3; Tyler E 3; Uddin N 3 (2); Uddin R 3; Uddin S 3; Uren L 3; Vincent L 3 (2); Vinden M 2; Walker E 1; Walker J 3; Walker P 3; Ward S 2; Watkin E 3; Webb R 3; Webber C 2; Webber D 3; Weir N 2; Westhead J 3; Whalley W 3; Whelan M 2; White D 3; White E 3; Wild K 3; Wilkinson R 1; Williams J 3 (1); Williamson J 3; Willis J 3; Wills R 3; Wilmot C 3; Wilson J 1; Winson A 2; Winstanley T 2; Wiseman A 3; Wojcik K 3; Wolstencroft L 3; Wood L 3; Woods E 3; Wooller B 3; Woolley C 3; Worthington J 2; Wrench R 1; Wright M 2; Wrigley A 3; Yang J 3; Yates D 3; Yates S 3.

**Audenshaw Shool A-Level Results**

L Banner 4; S Bate 3; D Beech 4; R Bragg 4; C Bromley 4; A Buckley 3; A Carpenter 1; J Davies 3; C Dawson 3; D Dickinson 2; Z Higham 3; H Hind 4; O Humphreys 3; F Jones-Morton 4; S Katihrob 3; L Kennerley 3; H Khan 3; H Mahmood 4; J Manwaring 3; H McBride 4; R McCormack 3; A Meredith 3; D Moriarty 3; L Norfolk 1; J Oakes 3; J Parekh 3; V Parekh 3; S Peake-Lees 3; C Pollitt 4; E Roach 3; E Robson 3; B Schofield 4; C Smyth 3; M Sonczak 2; A Tevlin 2; E Tsang 4; J Walshe 1; B Whiston 2; J Whitbread 1; T Whitbread 3; J Wilkinson 3; B Wood 3; G Wood 2.

**Clarendon College Sixth Form**

C Ashton 3, S Bailey 2, F Bainbridge 3, E Bardsley 3, K Batty 3, N Begum 3, S Begum 3, A Branch 2, (1), J Burke 3, C Burns 3, O Chapman 3, H Chaudhary 3, J Clegg 3, J Cooper 3, R Cousins 1, N Cowling 2, P Crossland 3, G D’Iorio 2, (1), A Davies 3, L Eades 3, H Farrell 3, E Fleming 3, S Frew 2, (1), M Hart 3, Q Hoang 3, J Hoy 2, R Hull 3, A Jackson 3, M Khalid 3, B Lane 3, R Lau 3, L Maguire 3, G Major 2, R Makomo 2, H Mallah 3, (1), P Marsh 2, (1), J McNee 3, A Mellor 3, T Moggridge 3, A Mottershead 3, T Nazirullah 3, K Neal 3, K Oatway 3, A Oldham 3, F Plummer 3, W Porter-Greenwood 3, C Pritchard 3, L Riding 3, J Skalska 3, D Taylor 3, R Whittaker 3, (1), K Wilson 2, B Wood 3.

**Stockport Grammar School A-Level Results**

Z. Abbasali 3; ; S. Ahmed 3(1); ; M. Amet 3(1); ; F. Bailey 3; ; S. Bansal 3; ; E. Barlow 3(1); ; C. Beischer 3; ; S. Bhattacharyya 3; ; P. Bowring 3; ; A. Bradshaw 3; ; N. Brickstock 3(1); ; J. Brook 3(1); ; J. Brown 4; ; M. Brown 3; ; G. Burns 4; ; A. Butt 3; ; S. Carr 3; ; J. Carroll 3(1); ; M. Cartwright 3; ; K. Challah 3; ; G. Chatterton 3; ; M. Clark 3(1); ; K. Clarke 3; ; L. Clarke 3; ; E. Colbert 3; ; M. Cole 3; ; C. Collins 3; ; W. Cottam 3; ; J. Cotter 3; ; G. Curwen 3; ; L. Dang 3; ; L. Daniels 3; ; G. Dare 3(1); ; C. Davison 3; ; J. Downs 3(1); ; C. Ellis 3(1); ; O. Finch 3; ; E. Fowler-Isakpa 3(1); ; D. Grant 3; ; A. Griffiths 3(1); ; A. Hanson 3(1); I. Heis 3(1); B. Hicks 3; R. Hill 3; N. Ho 4; A. Holden 3; E. Howling 3(1); H. Hughes 3; H. Hunt 3; L. Hunt 3(1); J. Hunter 3; N. Hurst 3; O. Hurst 3; E. Johnson 3; W. Johnson 3; A. Jones 3; A. Jones 3; D. Jones 4; L. Jones 3(1); R. Klomp 3; H. Lambon-Ralph 3(1); J. Lansbury 3(1); J. Lockett 3(1); P. Magner 3; L. McKay 3; N. Merrick 3(1); O. Miller 3; E. Mobley 3(1); N. Morgan 3(1); H. Munir 3; N. Murray 3; S. Naseer 4; H. North 3(1); C. Nwobodo 4; M. O’Brien 3(2); O. Odusanya 3; B. Paris 4; C. Parsons 3; M. Pickford 3; T. Provan 3; A. Raza 3; O. Robinson 3; E. Rogerson 3(1); W. Rothwell 3; M. Royle 3; A. Sadeghzadeh-Araghi 3(1); Z. Saeed 3; J. Sanchez-Capuchino 3(1); L. Sebouai 3; O. Sheard 3; G. Smith 3(1); N. So 3; S. Stretton 3; L. Taylor 3; C. Tozer 3; T. Travis 3; W. Travis 3; E. Turner 3; F. Ustianowski 3; S. Vardon 3; R. Walkley 3(1); R. Whatley 3; K. Williamson 3; E. Wilson 3; P. Withers 4; L. Wolstenholme 3; H. Wong 4; E. Wright 4; J. Young 3(1).

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