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Burnley College Sixth Form Centre Students celebrate progression to top universities after receiving outstanding A Level results

The Class of 2020 at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre are now confirming plans to progress to some of the UK’s top Universities after receiving their outstanding A Level results today.

In an academic year impacted by Covid-19, hard-working students have received grades which reflect their dedication and performance throughout their two-year A Level course, with these final results verified by Ofqual, the Government’s official qualifications regulator.

 

This year’s published results see the College achieve an overall A Level pass rate of an outstanding 99.8%; 96% of A Level students achieved at least one A*-C grade; 73% of A Level students achieved at least one A*-B grade and an exceptional 34% of A Level students achieved at least one A* or A grade

 

Students achieving exceptional grades include:

  • Chris Kilgallon (18), from Burnley, a former Unity College pupil, is considering his options after receiving offers to study Mathematics at the Universities of Cambridge, Durham and Manchester after achieving A*A*A in A Level Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics.
  • Sam Jackson-Smith (18), from Burnley, a former Ermysteds Grammar School pupil, who has plans to take a year out to travel the world before applying to read Chemistry at the University of Oxford after achieving  A*AAA in A Level Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
  • Oscar Duck (18), from West Bradford, Ribble Valley, a former Bowland High pupil, who has plans to launch his own business as a highly-skilled blacksmith, achieved  A*A*AB in A Level Product Design, Mathematics, Ancient History and Chemistry.
  • Rianna Hill (18), from Haslingden, a former Alder Grange Community and Technology School pupil, who has plans to read Criminology at Lancaster University after achieving A*A*A in A Level Sociology, Psychology and English Literature.
  • Katy Wyld (18), from Cliviger, a former Unity College pupil, who has plans to read French Studies and Politics at Lancaster University after achieving A*A*A in A Level French, Politics and English Language.
  • Daisy Winter (18), from Bacup, a former Alder Grange School pupil, who has plans to read Mathematics at Durham University after achieving A*AAC in A Level Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Psychology and English Language.
  • Shannon Finnegan (18), from Briercliffe, a former Unity College pupil, who has plans to read English Literature and History at the University of Manchester after achieving  A*AA in A Level English Literature, Classical Civilisation and History.
  • Esha Ehsan (18), from Burnley, a former Sir John Thursby Community College pupil, who has plans to read Law at the University of Central Lancashire after achieving A*AA in A Level Sociology, Religious Studies and Law.
  • Ellie Ayrton (18), from Barnoldswick, a former West Craven High School pupil, who will read Film-Making at Leeds Beckett University after achieving A*AA in A Level Film Studies, English Literature and Drama.
  • Elly Shuttleworth (18), from Padiham, a former Ribblesdale High School pupil, who has plans to read Fashion Design with Marketing at the University of Huddersfield after achieving A*AA in A Level Art and Design, Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Mollie Jesson (18), from Barnoldswick, a former West Craven High School pupil, who has plans to read English at the University of York after achieving  A*AA in an A Level Extended Project, A Level English Language/Literature and Sociology and an additional Distinction in a Subsidiary Diploma in Music.
  • Alfie Morland (18), from Burnley, a former Sir John Thursby Community College pupil, who has plans to read Classical Civilisation at Durham University after achieving A*AA in A Level English Literature, Classical Civilisation and History.
  • Hannah O’Boyle (18), from Accrington, a former Mount Carmel RC High School pupil, who has plans to read Primary Education at Edge Hill University after achieving A*AA in A Level Film Studies, Classical Civilisation and Sociology.
  • Daisy Winter (18), from Bacup, a former Alder Grange School pupil, who has plans to read Mathematics at Durham University after achieving A*AAC in A Level Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Psychology and English Language.
  • Lucy Holtom (18), from Burnley, a former Unity College pupil, who has plans to read Business Management at Lancaster University after achieving A*A*C in A Level Business, Sociology and Spanish.
  • Joshua Pilling (19), from Burnley, a former Shuttleworth College pupil, who has plans to read Politics at Lancaster University after achieving AAA in A Level Politics, Business and Sociology.
  • Samuel Moorhouse (18), from Clayton-le-Moors, a former The Hyndburn Academy pupil, who has plans to read French and Spanish at the University of Chester after achieving AAA in A Level French, Geography and Media Studies.
  • Aishah Aslam (18), from Burnley, a former Blessed Trinity RC College pupil, who will read Biology at the University of Manchester after achieving AAA in A Level Biology, Psychology, and History.
  • Samuel Bond (18), from Barnoldswick, a former West Craven High School pupil, who will read International Politics at the Aberystwyth University after achieving A*AB in A Level Mathematics, Computer Science, and Politics.
  • Oliwia Choczaj (18), from Burnley, a former Unity College pupil, who will read Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde after achieving A*AB in A Level Biology, athematics, and Physics.
  • Jessica Harrison (17), from Burnley, a former Unity College pupil, who has plans to read Criminology and Sociology at University Courses Burnley, based at Burnley College, after achieving  A*BB in A Level Photography, Sociology and Psychology.
  • Rebecca Smith (18), from Barnoldswick, a former Skipton Girls’ High School pupil, who has plans to read Applied Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield after achieving AAB in A Level Geography, Sociology and Psychology.
  • Thomas Starkie (18), from Burnley, a former Unity College pupil, who has plans to read Chemistry at the University of Manchester after achieving AAB in A Level Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
  • Ella Ditchfield (18), from Rishton, a former The Hyndburn Academy pupil, who has plans to read Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University after achieving AAB in A Level Geography, Business and Politics.
  • Megan Whitworth (18), from Bacup, a former Whitworth Community High School pupil, who has plans to read Primary Education at Manchester Metropolitan University after achieving AAC in A Level Art and Design , Business and Religious Studies.

 

The 2020 A Level results come in a year which has seen Burnley College Sixth Form Centre recognised as the Number 1 College in England for student attainment (aged 16-18) in the latest official Government figures. The results reflect students’ curiosity, dedication and love of learning; the innovative teaching methods, passion and individualised support offered by exceptional Tutors; the eclectic programme of extra-curricular activities, trips and lectures which bring learning to life and the College’s outstanding £100 million Campus facilities.

Principal of Burnley College Sixth Form Centre Karen Buchanan said:

“2020 is a year that we will not forget in a hurry. It is not Covid-19 which will remain in our memories but the resilience, determination and motivation shown by our truly amazing students. Their world was literally turned upside down in Spring with the announcement that their much-anticipated exams would be cancelled but their fortitude and resolve has been inspirational and has made a huge impact on the whole Burnley College family.

“We know that today is not how students would have imagined their Results Day to look. But our heartfelt congratulations on our students’ outstanding achievements remain the same – our students have earned fantastic A Level grades which have opened the door to degree study at some of the UK’s top Universities – and progression on to rewarding careers – additionally the strength of character each student has shown truly helps them to stand out from the crowd.

“We share in the pride our students’ family and friends are feeling right now and wish each and every one of our students every success in their future university studies and successful careers where they will be leaders and influencers shaping the future of industry and society.”

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We share in the pride our students’ family and friends are feeling right now and wish each and every one of our students every success in their future university studies and successful careers where they will be leaders and influencers shaping the future of industry and society.

Karen Buchanan

Principal of Burnley College Sixth Form Centre

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