Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College A Level celebrations
Thursday 16th August 2018 @ 16:11 by Nigel Skinner
A-level Results Education Marple News

GOOD CHEER: Toby Emmett and Michael Maxted are delighted with their results.

Students at Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College celebrated another year of excellent A Level results this year.

The pass rate on level 3 programmes is 99.4 per cent, and even though by common consent A levels are more challenging following recent reforms, the College achieved an overall A level pass rate of 99 per cent compared to 97.6 per cent nationally.

This maintained the upward trend of success and achievement over the last five years. The success at A level was mirrored by high achievement on vocational programmes such as BTEC, with an overall achievement rate of 100 per cent.

Of course, what really matters to students is that they achieve the grades necessary for them to pursue their career ambitions be it university or higher apprenticeships.

In this respect high grade success at A level was 66 per cent, whereas on vocational programmes 50 per cent achieved Distinction or Distinction * with 34 subjects at A level achieving 100 per cent pass rates.

Commenting on this year’s success, Jenny Singleton, Principal and Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted with the College’s A Level and Vocational results which have shown a pattern of continuous improvement upon previous years.

“This year the College has a significant number of students achieving either a triple Distinction* or 3 or more A levels at A* or A, and we are thrilled that they will now progress to some of the country’s top universities.

“For those not wishing to attend university, I am delighted that so many of our students have secured excellent employment or apprenticeship opportunities.

“I would like to pass on my congratulations to all our students and their families and wish them well for the future. I would also like to thank our staff for their unwavering commitment and support of our students.”

Jenny also commented that: “These set of examination results make Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College one of the best sixth form providers in the area. Our specialist staff are very much looking forward to welcoming our new students following the publication of the GCSE results.”

Enrolment commences from 23 August at 11am.

• Main picture – Craig Williams, Charlotte Howe, Elizabeth Spatt and Arwa Thabit celebrate their results.

ALL SMILES: Hakim Al-Neqshabendy and Chris Alogba are pleased with their results along with Chloe Ashton (below).