Tameside students excel at Oldham Sixth Form College

THERE have been ‘superb outcomes’ for students at Oldham Sixth Form College in a year of very strong results despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 results are unlike any before as students were not able to sit A Level, AS Level or GCSE exams, nor complete their Applied General courses.

Despite that, OSFC’s results are very strong and the college has maintained its three-year average of a 99 per cent pass rate in A Levels and 100 per cent pass rate in vocational courses.

There are many superb outcomes in terms of both progression to a wide range of universities and degree courses, and to other excellent options, including apprenticeships and employment, while a number of students are taking gap years before moving on to higher education in 2021.

OSFC’s students, many of whom are from the Tameside area, have secured places on some of the most competitive courses this year at leading universities.

Abigail Hainsworth, a former student at Mossley Hollins, achieved an A in biology, A in psychology, B in chemistry and an A in her EPQ course (extended project qualification). She is now heading to Lancaster University to study medicine.

Students previously from Great Academy, St Damian’s and Mossley Hollins achieved fantastic grades in various academic subjects like history, biology and chemistry and maths. They are moving on to study medicine at Hull York Medical School, Leeds to study history and Liverpool University to progress in maths with languages.

OSFC’s unique Aspiring Medics Programme has also seen a record number of medics and dentists securing places on competitive courses, with 15 students beginning their training this year.

Jayne Clarke, executive principal, said: “We know this has been an incredibly difficult period for students, given all the uncertainty about how their results would be determined, and the potential implications for their chosen progression routes.

“We are very proud of our students’ resilience and hard work, which have enabled them to secure these results, albeit through a very different process.

“Our fantastic staff, too, moved to online delivery overnight and have supported students incredibly effectively.

“We wish all our students the very best of luck on the next steps in their futures, whether this be at university, on an apprenticeship or in employment.”

To find out how Oldham Sixth Form College can help you on your path to success, register for the Open Events at www.osfc.ac.uk/opendays

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