STUDENTS at Wigan and Leigh College are celebrating after achieving a 100 per cent pass rate in A-levels and 99.9 per cent pass rate in advanced vocational qualifications.

It has been another outstanding year for the A Level Professional Honours Programme with the majority of students achieving A*- B.

This will ensure they secure their next step to study at university or a degree apprenticeship.

Principal Anna Dawe said: “Our A Level Professional Honours Programme and Vocational students have surpassed themselves once again and I am delighted with the results.

"Our students undertake additional vocational qualifications related to their career and have completed substantial industry placements and we are extremely proud of their achievements. "Their academic attainment combined with the technical skills they’ve developed means they can choose between the excellent university offers they’ve received and degree apprenticeship opportunities that are now available. We wish all of our students every success for their future. ”

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Josh Hupton

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Former Fred Longworth High School pupil Josh Hupton followed in the footsteps of last year’s top grade student, Jack Reynolds, after studying on the engineering pathway.

He achieved A-levels in Maths, Chemistry and Physics to earn a place at Lancaster University to study BEng (Hons) mechanical engineering.

Katie Turner, a former Ladybridge High School pupil, has enjoyed her time on the teaching pathway and is celebrating after securing her place at Edge Hill University after achieving an A* in Sociology, B in Psychology and a B in English Combined.

She said: “I am over the moon with my results. I am sad to be leaving college as it has been a great two years but excited to be going to university as it will take me where I want to be.

"I received great teaching and the modules were specific to what I wanted to go into.”

Advanced vocational results were equally as impressive ensuring that students secured their chosen next step.

Leigh Journal:

Shauna Hayes

Former Lowton CE High School pupil Shauna Hayes achieved Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* (equivalent to A*, A*, A* at A Level) on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

She has accepted a place at The University of Manchester to study BSc (Hons) Psychology.

Leigh College student Lucy Waterworth received As in English combined and Fine Art along with a B in Media.  

The former Bedford High School pupil said: “I’m absolutely over the moon with my grades.

"All of my hard work has paid off.”

Lucy is in the process of confirming which university she will attend.

William Mullins, a former St Edmund Arrowsmith High School pupil, also achieved high grades in his BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

He will be studying the prestigious Degree Apprenticeship programme with Sellafield Ltd.