College celebrates high A level and BTEC grades and outstanding 100% BTEC pass rates

Knowsley Community College and St Helens College is celebrating the success of its A level and level 3 BTEC students today, with over a third of all A level grades awarded at A*- B and 100% overall A level pass rates in subjects such as English Language, Law, History, Religious Studies and Sociology.

Additionally, the College also achieved an impressive 100% overall BTEC Extended Diploma pass rate with 51.2% of students achieving triple distinction grades (DDD) or higher.

Having faced another disruptive year due to the pandemic, the students’ hard work and determination to stay on track with their studies has culminated in securing places at some of the best universities across the UK including University of Liverpool, University of Leeds, Lancaster University and Edge Hill University.

Picture of our student AidanHigh flying A level student, Aidan, is celebrating after achieving an outstanding A*AA in History, English Language and Sociology at St Helens College. He is now progressing on to the Open University to study English Language.

The aspiring English Teacher said: “The level of support and standard of teaching has been amazing. Picking up my results today, I am shocked, amazed and excited for the future.”

Picture of our student CaseyCasey is another student who has received top grades, AAB in Law, Religious Studies and History and has secured her place at the University of Liverpool to study Law. She said: “I’ve loved studying at College and have made some lifelong friends. My course and tutors provided many opportunities and helped me to achieve the grades needed to study Law and work towards a career in the legal sector.”

Many final-year level 3 BTEC students are also celebrating after having achieved the highest possible grades of triple Distinction stars (D*D*D*) in their technical vocational courses and secured their places at first choice universities. D*D*D* grades amount to the same UCAS tariff points as those achieving A* grades at A level.

Picture of our students Dylan, Steph and Martin with tutor BenComputing students and friends, Dylan, Steph and Martin celebrated together this morning, after all achieving D*D*D*. Both Dylan and Martin have secured their places at first choice university, Lancaster University and Steph at Edge Hill University.

Martin, who hopes to start his own software business in the future, said: “This year has been challenging but the tutors are all amazing and supportive, and it has made me realise what I am capable of.”

Picture of our student SophieTravel and Tourism student, Sophie, is another high achiever after gaining D*D*D* in her studies. Sophie is looking forward to studying Tourism Management at Liverpool Hope University in September and credits her “passionate and knowledgeable tutors” for making her experience at College “enjoyable and engaging”.

College Principal and CEO, Simon Pierce, said: “We are immensely proud of our staff and students, who have demonstrated unrelenting drive and hard work through such a turbulent time in education, all resulting in the students’ well-deserved achievements today. We wish our students the very best for their exciting futures ahead.”

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Results Day 2021