Fifteen students from Cronton Sixth Form College have been celebrating after top grades in their vocational BTEC qualifications have secured them places at Russell Group universities.
The College has again this year achieved a 100% pass rate in vocational courses, with 93% of students gaining high grades, and 72% getting the top triple distinction or distinction star grades which are equivalent to 3 A grades at A level.
Pictured left to right: Shannon Tillett, Georgie Louise Wood, Daniel Swales, Gemma Threlfall, Stephen Wallis, Neil Gibson, Becky Jenkins, Daniel Skitt, Louise Molyneux, Tom Longworth, Michael Cartmell.
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, Accounting and Marketing.
Shannon Tillett previously from The Bankfield School will be starting her degree in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Leeds in September after gaining a D*D*D* in her BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science. Shannon plans to become a Research Microbiologist. She said, “Microbiology has always been a passion of mine. I love working in a laboratory environment and this career will allow me to travel all over the world.”
Daniel Swales previously from Wade Deacon High School will be starting a Business and Finance degree at the University of Liverpool after gaining D*D*D* in his BTEC Extended Diploma in Business. He said, “Cronton Sixth Form has a great working environment and is really easy to get to. I am now planning at train as an accountant when I start my degree after the summer.”