It has been another year of exceptional achievement at Bury College. 

Over 750 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:

  • 98 Advanced Level 3 courses achieving 100% pass rates
  • 221 students achieving Triple Star Distinctions
  • 392 students achieving Triple Distinctions or above
  • An excellent pass rate of 99.1% for Advanced Level courses

Many students have secured places at the Bury College University Centre.

Students have also successfully secured places at universities throughout the country, including:

Aberystwyth, Bangor, Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Bradford, Chester, Cumbria, Edge Hill, Edinburgh, Hertfordshire, Huddersfield, Kent, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Myerscough, Newcastle, Salford, Sheffield, Staffordshire, UCLan, Wolverhampton, York.

The wide range of university courses Bury College students plan to study includes subjects vital to the needs of the local and national economies: 

Health, Life Sciences and Sciences

Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Science, Children’s Nursing, Mathematics,

Mental Health, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Midwifery, Nursing, Orthoptics,

Paramedic Science, Pharmacy, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Physics with Astrophysics, Working with Children and Families, Veterinary Nursing, Wildlife Biology, Zoology.

Business, Management and Professional Studies

Accounting and Finance, Business and Marketing, Business and Management, Fashion Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law.

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering

Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies, Aviation Technology, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Motorsport Technology, Software and Electronic Systems Engineering.  

Creative and Digital

Broadcast Journalism, Computing for Business, Computer Science – Games Technology, Digital Business, Games Design, Graphic Design,

Professional Musicianship, Textile Design, Theatre and Performance.

Hospitality, Sport and Visitor Economy

Beauty Management, Hairdressing Management, International Tourism Management, Sport Coaching, Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Rehabilitation, Sports Therapy.

Humanities, Social Sciences and Public Sector

Counselling, Criminology and Psychology, Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation, Linguistics, Occupational Therapy, Philosophy and Politics, Policing and Criminal Investigation, Primary Education, Psychology in Education, Public Services, Social Work, Teaching English to Students of Other Languages.

Many students have secured jobs, including valuable 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, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Dance, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language & Literature combined, English Literature, Film Studies, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, Graphics, Mathematics, Media, Photography, Physics, Spanish, Textiles.


Advanced Level Vocational courses with 100% success rates include:

Animal Management, Applied Science, Art & Design, Beauty Therapy, Business, Carpentry & Joinery, Childcare & Education, Cookery, Creative Media, Criminology, Early Years, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Electrical Installations (Buildings & Structures), Engineering, Financial Studies, Games Design, Hairdressing, Hair & Media Make-up, Health & Social Care, Information Technology, Interactive Media, Music, Performing Arts, Public Services, Sport, Travel & Tourism.


Bury College Principal Charlie Deane is delighted;


“Congratulations to all our students on their achievements!  This has been another wonderful year for results.  Hundreds of learners will now be progressing to university or employment due to their hard work and commitment, supported by the expertise and dedication of our staff.  

“In addition to their achievements, learners have benefitted from a strong preparation for continuing education and employment.  Students have greatly impressed us this year with their personal development and leave us equipped with vital skills they need to take on the challenges of their future careers and studies.

“Bury College is committed to supporting positive futures for all our students.  We are extremely proud to be able to serve our community through education and training."

“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 or in their chosen career”.


Phoebe McEwen achieved three impressive A* grades in A Level English Language, French and History. The former Bury Church of England High School pupil will now progress onto Lancaster University to study French and German Studies.

Phoebe said, “I feel immensely proud of myself. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened my results! My A Level studies have been challenging but rewarding and I couldn’t have achieved these grades without the support and feedback from my tutors.”

Edward Sinar has secured Triple Distinction Stars in his BTEC Level 3 Sport Diploma. Edward, a former St Monica’s RC High School pupil will now progress onto the University of Central Lancashire to study Policing and Criminal Investigation.

Edward said, “I am very happy with my results. I have enjoyed my time at Bury College and I have developed skills which will help me on my course at university.”

Alex Latham, a former Bolton St Catherine’s Academy pupil secured A grades in A Level Maths and Chemistry and a B grade in Photography. Alex will now move onto study Aerospace Engineering at the University of Liverpool.

Alex said, “I feel so proud to achieve the results I have done. I have had lots of support from my tutors who have pushed me to be the best I can be.”

Former Bolton St Catherine’s Academy pupil Louise Birch has secured Triple Distinction Stars in her BTEC Level 3 Animal Management Diploma. Louise will now progress onto University Centre Reaseheath to study Animal Management.

Louise said, “I am very happy with my results because I worked so hard. The staff at Bury College have been very helpful and caring.”

Ibrahim Hussein, a former Falinge Park High School pupil has secured Triple Distinction Stars in his BTEC Level 3 IT Diploma. Ibrahim will now progress onto Manchester Metropolitan University to study Computer Science.

Ibrahim said, “I feel very proud of myself to achieve these amazing results. I have enjoyed my time at Bury College as I have made lots of friends.”

Ryan Hopkins, a former Wardle Academy pupil secured an A* grade in A Level Maths and two B grades in Further Maths and Physics. Ryan will now progress onto the University of Liverpool to study Aerospace Engineering.

Ryan said, “I am relieved that all my hard work has paid off and I have achieved such exceptional results.”

Rebecca Robey, a former Co-op Academy Manchester pupil secured two A grades in A Level Maths and Chemistry and a B grade in Further Maths. Rebecca is now progressing onto The University of Manchester to study Mathematics.

Rebecca said, “The tutors at Bury College have been amazing and the resources available are great. I now feel well prepared for university.”