Students secure places at top universities across UK

St Helens College and Knowsley Community College are celebrating the fantastic achievements of its A Level Academy and BTEC students today.

As students collected their results this morning, anxious anticipation turned into smiles and celebrations after discovering they had secured places at some of the best universities across the UK, including University of Chester, Edge Hill University, Falmouth University and Russell Group universities, University of Leeds and University of Sheffield.

Monica Box, Principal, says, “We are extremely proud of our students and value the opportunity to celebrate with them, their friends, family and tutors today. Our students have progressed through a transformational journey both personally and academically, all culminating in their well-deserved achievements today and we wish them the very best for their exciting futures.”

Aspiring UN Delegate and one of our top performers, Bethany, is celebrating her incredible success today after achieving A*, A, B in Sociology, Politics, and Religious Studies.

Bethany is progressing to the University of Sheffield to read Politics and International Relations. She says, “I was so shocked to do so well – I really wasn’t expecting the grades I have achieved. The key to my success was choosing the subjects that I was interested in but also having my chosen career in politics at the forefront of my mind.”

She adds, “Studying at the A Level Academy was the best decision I have ever made. It’s where I discovered my true passion for politics.”

Student Andy is “completely shocked” after discovering that he has landed a place at Edgehill University to read History with Politics. He says, “I couldn’t have got through my studies without my tutors. They have been amazing and really took the time to support me with extra revision sessions. I can’t wait to start university in September!”

This set of results comes in addition to many students achieving triple Distinction star grades (D*D*D*) in their vocational courses and securing their places at first choice universities. D*D*D* amount to the same UCAS tariff points as those achieving A* grades at A level.

Proud student, Lauren completed her level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media and hopes to one day become a Director. She says, “I am so excited to study Film, Photography and Media at University of Leeds in September after achieving D*D*D* on my course! The tutors are so supportive and made the course interesting and enjoyable.”

Aspiring Tourism Manager, Sophie, achieved D*D*D* on her level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism and says, “I’ve had some amazing experiences on my course, such as working alongside the Eurocamp team in Holland as a holiday rep and globe-trotting our way to Iceland to explore their bustling tourism industry. I am looking forward to studying International Tourism Management at Northampton University!”

Stuart dreams of becoming a Wildlife Conservationist now that he has completed his level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management. He says, “This course is fantastic for animal enthusiasts like me! From trips to Chester Zoo to study ethograms, to visiting Knowsley Safari and Merseyside Dogs Home to study animal behaviour, I have had some of the most amazing experiences. Now that I have achieved D*D*D*, I am looking forward to studying Wildlife Conservation at the University of Kent.”

Interested in studying a vocational course or A levels this September? Drop into a school leavers’ enrolment event from 22nd August to secure your place.