The 2020-21 academic year was a period of exceptional achievement for hundreds of Bury College students.

A study of the results indicates:

  • 91 Advanced Level 3 courses achieving 100% pass rates
  • 250 students achieving Triple Distinctions or above
  • An excellent pass rate of 98% for Advanced Level courses

Charlie Deane, Bury College Principal and Chief Executive, is delighted:

“Bury College is incredibly proud of all its students who have continued to adapt and progress, both academically and personally through challenging times. They are a credit to the College, themselves, their families and the wider Bury community.

“After another year of exceptional results, hundreds of students have had their hard work pay off and are on target to take up university places, and many more will be progressing into jobs and apprenticeships.

“Bury College is committed to delivering positive futures for all our students. Students benefit from a wide range of key personal development opportunities within their studies, which provide them with vital skills for jobs as well as skills for life.

“On behalf of the Bury College Corporation and all our staff, I would like to take this opportunity to wish our students every success at university, work or further study.”

A snapshot of the students who have achieved these incredible results:

James Garrod

A-levels in Biology (A), Chemistry (A*), Psychology (A*)

Progression: University of Manchester to study Biochemistry

Former school: Unsworth Academy

"It’s an amazing feeling to receive my results today. I have really enjoyed my time at college, the teachers have been excellent. I have had my subject knowledge vastly broadened."

Alumni - James Garrod
Alumni - Bethany Ahmed

Bethany Ahmed

A-levels in Sociology (A*), Psychology (A*), Applied Criminology (A)

Progression: University of Westminster to study Psychology

Former school: St Anne’s Church of England Academy

“I am over the moon with my results. I have enjoyed my time at Bury College as the classroom has always been a safe, engaging environment that encourages the most effective learning.”

Haroon Arshad

Triple Distinction Stars - D*D*D*

Engineering Level 3

Progression: University of Salford to study Mechanical Engineering

Former school: Abraham Moss Community School

"My time at Bury College has been great, I've loved the course, and my tutors have given me the help I need to progress onto higher education."

Alumni - Haroon Arshad
Alumni - Zara Mustafa

Zara Mustafa

Triple Distinction Stars - D*D*D*

Applied Science Level 3

Progression: University of Central Lancashire to study Pharmacy

Former school: Philips High School

"I am so happy with my results. The staff at Bury College have always supported me, allowing me to reach my potential. Bury College has improved my confidence and resilience and made me motivated for my future career."