Outstanding Results as Cronton Sixth Form celebrates 99.3% A level Pass Rate and 100% Vocational Pass Rate!
Students, parents and teachers at Cronton Sixth Form are yet again celebrating outstanding results after students achieved an overall 99.3% A level pass rate and 77% high grades.
Whilst A* and A grades continue to fall nationally, Cronton students have once again excelled as the number of A* and A grades have increased for the fifth year running!
Over 30 A level subjects boasted an impressive 100% pass rate, with a record number achieving over 80% high grades. These included core subjects; Science, Maths, English, Humanities and Languages.
Vocational students are also celebrating over the summer after achieving a 100% pass rate, with 91% of those achieving high grades, and 75% achieving triple distinctions (equivalent to 3 As at A level).
These stunning results and high grades are well above national averages, and build on the 2015 set of results which placed the college firmly at the top of the Department for Education performance tables for vocational achievement and 2nd nationally for A level achievement.
Mary Murphy, College Principal said, “We are absolutely delighted with the outstanding A level and vocational results our students have achieved this year, especially the increase in A*, Distinction* and the number who have achieved high grades.
“The atmosphere at college was one of excitement as students realised they had secured their first choice university places, with many going to study at top institutions both nationally and internationally.
“We have been working extremely hard through our Prestigious Universities Programme to inspire our students to exceed their potential through a wide range of activities which have included residential trips to Oxbridge, Yale, international visits and high profile inspirational speakers.
“We have continued to invest in our college and facilities for our students, and are extremely excited about the opening of our new state of the art IDEA (Innovation, Design, Engineering and Applications) Centre. The remarkable two storey IDEA Centre will contain specialist science and technology laboratories along with advanced electronics, materials and manufacturing workshops.”
University Success for High Achieving A Level Students
Former Wade Deacon High School student Matthew Bannerman is delighted after gaining an A* in Maths and As in Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. His career goal is to work as a Mechanical Engineer and will now be progressing to The University of Manchester to continue his studies.
Matthew commented “I was really pleased when I found out my results. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Cronton. I’ve been involved with lots of programmes including Science Academy and the Prestigious University Programme, which have helped me gain my place at University.”
Congratulations to Elizabeth Ratcliffe, previously from The Heath School who was delighted to achieve an A* in Maths, A in Psychology and a B in Law. Elizabeth was overjoyed after securing a place at Newcastle University to study Law. Elizabeth has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Cronton and has been involved with the exclusive Tomorrow’s Lawyers, Teachers and Prestigious Universities programmes. Elizabeth commented “I am extremely happy with my results. The staff at Cronton have been really helpful throughout my studies and have provided lots of support.”
Amber Turton, previously from Penketh High School was celebrating as she secures her place at The University of Bath to study Maths. Amber achieved an A* in Maths and As in Further Maths, History and the Extended Project and is now looking forward to starting her life at university. Amber said, “I am so happy and excited after receiving my results. I have really enjoyed my time at Cronton, everyone is so friendly and there is always a great atmosphere.”
Michael Cooke, a former Halewood Academy pupil, dreams of becoming a Paediatric Surgeon, and will be able to follow this career path after achieving fantastic A Level results; As in Biology, Chemistry and Maths, and B in Physics. He commented “I feel great after achieving the results I needed. Cronton Sixth Form has been an inspiring place to study, with friendly tutors and great facilities.”
With these results, Michael has secured a place at the University of Leeds to study Medicine and Surgery.
Emma Humphries, previously from Wade Deacon High School was delighted to secure her a place at Smith College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA. Emma achieved an A* in English Literature, A in History and B in French and will be relocating to America to study English Language and Literature. Emma said, “Smith College has been my top choice university so I am absolutely ecstatic! All of the support that Cronton have given me has been so valuable in helping me to achieve my goal.”
Congratulations to Laith Alshukri, formerly of Halewood Academy, who achieved outstanding A level results. Laith achieved an A* in Maths, A in Further Maths, A in Chemistry and a B in Physics. Laith said “I am very happy all the hard work paid off. The tutors at Cronton have a lot of passion for the subjects they teach, and this helped me gain the results I needed.”
Laith will now be progressing to the University of Bath to study Mathematics.
James Greer was delighted to find out he had achieved A* in Maths and A in Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. The former Wade Deacon High School pupil commented, “The tutors at Cronton make the college special. They have provided lots of support and extra programmes such as the Mathematics Society and Nuffield Research Placement have helped me to achieve my results.”
James will now go on to study Physics at the University of Sheffield.
Jake Ineson, previously from Wade Deacon High School was celebrating after achieving an A* in Maths, A in Further Maths and A in Physics and is now heading to the University of Manchester to study Maths and Physics, he said, “I am really pleased with my results and delighted that I’ve secured a place at a top university. The tutors at Cronton have been extremely supportive and given me lots of opportunities.”
Laura Gargan was thrilled after gaining wonderful A level results. The talented former Penketh High School pupil achieved an A* in English Literature, A in History and C in Law. After finding out her results, she said “The teaching staff at Cronton have been brilliant and have provided lots of opportunities to help further my studies. I’m looking forward to University.”
Laura will now progress to the University of Nottingham to study English and follow her career goal of teaching.
Congratulations go to Rebekah Hanrey, previously from St Chad’s High School who achieved an A* in Biology and Maths and an A grade in Chemistry. Rebekah was overwhelmed by her results and is considering her university options after achieving higher grades than she expected. Rebekah has been an active member of the Cronton community and has taken advantage of numerous opportunities including the exclusive Tomorrow’s Doctors programme, medical society and residential to Oxford university.
Vocational students’ progress to the Country’s most prestigious Universities after record breaking results
Students have been celebrating after achieving top grades in their vocational BTEC qualifications which have secured them places at Russell Group universities and with prestigious employers.
The college has maintained a 100% pass rate in vocational courses, with 91% of students gaining high grades, and 75% achieving triple distinction or distinction star grades which are equivalent to 3 A grades at A level.
The students are now progressing on to courses at some of the Country’s most prestigious universities including the University of Liverpool, The University of Manchester and the University of Leeds to study courses including degrees in Science, Nursing and Computing.
Emma Middlehurst, previously from Ormiston Chadwick Academy, will be starting a degree in Adult Nursing at Keele University in September. Emma gained 3 Distinction star grades studying on the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health Studies. She said, “I am extremely pleased with my results. The teaching staff at Cronton are great and are always available to offer you support if you need it. I have lots of opportunities to excel on the course including competition in the UK Skills Care competition.”
Beth White, a previous pupil at The Grange School, Runcorn will be progressing to UCLAN to study a degree in Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation after completing her Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science and gaining 3 Distinction star grades. Beth said, “I knew Cronton Sixth Form would bring the best out in me and help me achieve my best. The tutors are always willing to help with everything and I have enjoyed being part of the Prestigious University Programme.”
Jake Lynch, a former pupil at Ormiston Chadwick Academy celebrated 3 Distinction star grades after completing his Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in IT and is now making his way to the University of Salford to study a degree in Computer Science. Jake said, “Cronton has great facilities and teachers which has helped me to achieve my great results. I am now looking forward to starting university in September.”
We are now looking forward to welcoming the class of 2017 and working with them to achieve their ambitions.