Bury College Congratulates Students on their Exceptional Success

Bury College’s exceptional track record of advanced level achievement continues with significant numbers of students achieving 100% pass rates and Triple Distinctions. 

Over 800 students are on target to take up university places and many more will be progressing into jobs, including Apprenticeship jobs.

An initial study of the results indicates:

  • 83 Advanced Level 3 courses achieving 100% pass rates
  • 206 students achieving Triple Star Distinctions
  • 373 students achieving Triple Distinctions or above
  • An excellent pass rate of 98.9% for Advanced Level courses
  • Over 800 students on target to take up university places

Once again, students have successfully secured university places, at universities throughout the country, including:

Bangor, Birmingham, Bolton, Bradford, Bury, Coventry, Chester, Derby, Durham, Edge Hill, Huddersfield, Hull, Keele, Lancaster, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Salford, Sheffield, Staffordshire, UCLan, York.

Many students have also secured university places at Bury College University Centre.

The wide range of university courses Bury College students plan to study includes: 

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geology, English, Archaeology, History, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Zoology, Biology, Physics, Optometry, Mathematics, Accounting and Finance, Economics and Politics, Business Management, Law, Business Technology,

Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies, Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Games Design, Photography, Multimedia Journalism, Animation, Graphic Design, Creative Media Production, Drama, International Tourism Management, Hairdressing Management, Beauty Management,

Criminology and Sociology, Policing and Criminal Investigation, Psychology, Public Services,

Sport and Exercise, Paramedic Practice, Health and Social Care, Nursing, Education, Speech and Language Therapy, Working with Children, Young People and Families.

Many of our other students have secured jobs, including valuable Apprenticeship and Higher Apprenticeship jobs, or will be using the employability skills gained during their studies at the college in order to pursue their careers.  

A Level subjects with 100% success rates include:

Ancient History, Art, Craft and Design, Chemistry, Computing, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language & Literature combined, Film Studies, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, Graphics, History, Mathematics, Media, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Textiles.

Advanced Level Vocational subjects with 100% success rates include:

Animal Management, Applied Science, Art & Design, Beauty Therapy, Business, Carpentry & Joinery, Childcare & Education, Cookery, Creative Media, Early Years, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Food & Beverage, Games Design,  Hairdressing, Hair & Media Make-up, Health & Social Care, Information Technology, Interactive Media, Law, Music, Performing Arts, Plumbing & Heating, Public Services, Sport, Travel & Tourism.

Bury College Principal Charlie Deane is delighted;

“The corporation of Bury College is 100% committed to supporting the excellent outcomes of our students and ensuring positive futures.  We are extremely proud to serve our community through education and training.

“Hundreds of learners will now be progressing to university or employment as a result of the positive outcomes they have achieved in their A Levels and Advanced Level Vocational courses.

“In addition to our students’ achievements, learners have benefitted from a strong preparation for their continuing education and employment and leave us equipped with vital skills they need to take on the challenges of their future careers and studies.

“To build on these successes for future students, Bury College is continuing to invest resources into its teaching and learning environment, such as our new A Level Centre and brand new facilities for Digital Media, Business and Travel and Tourism which will be opening next month. 

“It has been an exceptional year for student achievement.  I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Bury College students every success at university or in their chosen career.  We look forward to welcoming our new students this September and working with them to achieve their education and career goals.”   

Jake Cardwell achieved A grades in A Level Physics, Maths and Further Maths. The former The Elton High School pupil will now progress onto the University of York to study Physics.

Jake said, “I am very proud that all my hard work has paid off. I have enjoyed my time at Bury College and I am happy with where it has taken me.”

Lilian Anderson, a former Mount St Joseph pupil has achieved impressive A* grades in A Level Biology and Psychology and an A grade in Chemistry. Lilian will now progress on to The University of Manchester to study Zoology

Lilian said, “I am really happy and very excited for my future. My results are a dream come true. I have loved my time at Bury College and I have received great support from my tutors. They have gone above and beyond to help me.”

Bradley Collier is celebrating achieving Triple Distinction Stars in his Level 3 Diploma in Engineering. Bradley, a former St James Church of England High School pupil, is now looking forward to progressing onto a Nuclear Engineering Apprenticeship with MBDA Missile Systems.

Bradley said, “I am very proud to achieve such good results. Bury College has been really good and I have developed my communication and teamwork skills.”

Former Philips High School pupil Luke Mackey is now progressing onto Durham University to study Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures. Luke was delighted to achieve an A in A Level English Language and grade Bs in English Literature and French.

Luke said, “I am absolutely ecstatic with my results and very relieved that all my hard work has paid off. Durham is an excellent university and I believe that this will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase my academic abilities. My Bury College tutors have helped me to become an independent learner and I now feel well prepared for my next step.”

Katie Ferguson, a former Broad Oak Sports College pupil, has achieved an A in A Level Chemistry and Triple Distinction Stars in her BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science. Katie will now progress onto the University of Manchester to study Pharmacy.

Katie said, “I feel amazing to have achieved my grades and I am so thankful to my Bury College tutors for their support and guidance.”

Robert Philbin is celebrating achieving Triple Distinction Stars in Level 3 Health and Social Care Cadet Scheme. Having secured the best grades possible, the former Our Lady’s R.C. High School pupil will now progress onto the University of Salford to study Adult Nursing.

Robert said, “It feels absolutely amazing to achieve the results I have done! My time at Bury College has been an amazing journey and I have loved every second of my course and I’m now well on my way to become an A&E Nurse.”

Muhammad Kamran, a former pupil of Falinge Park High School, achieved Triple Distinction Stars in his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services. Muhammad will now progress onto UCLan to study Policing.

Muhammad said, “I feel amazed and proud of my results. I have developed both leadership and teamwork skills during my time at Bury College.”

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