It has been a year of exceptional achievement for hundreds of Bury College students who have received their results today.

An initial 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."

Paige Gable

A-levels in Mathematics (A), Biology (A), Chemistry (A)

Progression: University of Manchester to study Biomedical Science

Former school: Tottington High School

“I’m really pleased with how well I have done in my A Levels and I am excited to progress onto university.” 

Anastasia Anastassiou 

A-levels in Mathematics (A), Biology (B), English Literature (A)

Progression: Durham University to study Human Biology

Former school: The Elton High School

“I am really happy with my results; all my hard work has paid off. I have loved my time at Bury College, the teaching support has always been outstanding and I have made many life-long friends." 

Bethany Ahmed

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

Progression: Integrated Masters in Mental Health Nursing and Social Work at Edge Hill University

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." 

Alex McGrath

Triple Distinction Stars - D*D*D*

Business Level 3

Progression: Bury College University Centre to study Business Management

Former School: St Gabriel’s RC High School

“My course really helped me with my confidence and the tutors have been very supportive.  I am excited to be progressing on to Bury College University Centre.” 

Omar Altimimi

Triple Distinction Stars - D*D*D*

Infrastructure Technician Level 3

Progression: Manchester Metropolitan University to study Cyber Security

Former school: Hazel Wood High School

“I am really happy with the results I have achieved. Bury College has aided me a lot towards my future career. I have developed discipline and become more determined." 

Andrew Butterworth

Carpentry and Joinery Level 3

Progression: UWE Bristol to study Construction Project Management

Former school: The Elton High School

"I am really proud to have completed my course and to be progressing onto university.  The tutors at Bury College have supported me every step of the way." 

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."


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