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Celebrating success and building futures

Celebrating success and building futures

Blackpool Sixth students and staff are once again celebrating a wonderful set of A level and BTEC Level 3 results against a backdrop of curriculum reforms and more challenging qualifications.

Despite the reforms, the overall pass rate has been maintained at 99% and significant numbers of students are still receiving the highest possible grades in their qualifications. In A level subjects half of students’ grades were high grades (A*, A or B) and in BTEC 88% of students received distinction stars.  48 courses had a 100% pass rate.

Amongst the many students celebrating a whole string of top grade passes are seven students who will take up Oxbridge places this year.  Antonio Marmo, Ethan Lees and Tara Choudhury have secured their places at Cambridge; Jade Williams, Declan Molloy, Jack Webster and Callum Wardle will now progress to Oxford.   

Callum and fellow science star, Ocean Bach achieved a remarkable four straight A* grades in maths, further maths, chemistry and physics.  Ocean will read physics at Manchester University.

Keiran Mitchell, who achieved an A* in English literature and A grades in French and history has been awarded a fully-funded scholarship to study at Yale University in the US.  He is the third Blackpool Sixth student in five years to gain a place at an Ivy League institution. 

Another Blackpool Sixth student is making the move to the US.  Lydia Black, who gained a distinction stars in her BTEC Level 3 qualifications in sport and business is starting a football scholarship at North West Kansas Tech. 

A substantial number of Blackpool Sixth students have opted for sought-after high apprenticeship programmes.  Steven Frith, who achieved a triple distinction star in his BTEC Level 3 in Engineering, has already started his apprenticeship in submarine manufacture and products.

Blackpool Sixth Principal, Jill Gray, commented, “We are thrilled with this fabulous set of results which reflects the dedication and hard work of our students and staff. Such positive results mean that our students are now able to progress to their chosen next step with an excellent foundation for future success. We are extremely proud of all their achievements.”

See here for more examples of our students’ amazing achievements.