Sixth of the best for Clarendon

STUDENTS showed their academic and creative brilliance to net Clarendon Sixth Form College an impressive set of A-level results.

Now after excelling at the establishment at Camp Street in Ashton, many will go on to some of the country’s top universities.

And the role teachers, lecturers and support staff played during the Covid-19 pandemic to support them was no underplayed.

Hannah Tyler, a former Denton Community College pupil, was accepted into the prestigious University of Leeds, where she will study History, after receiving A*, A*, A*, A in History, English Literature, Religious Studies and her Extended Project Qualification, which was UK and American Suffrage.

She said: “I am over the moon with my grades, I didn’t really expect to get 3 A*s.

“I can’t thank my teachers enough, they have really given me the support and encouragement I needed, even through the pandemic.

“I am relieved that I have secured a place at university.”

Students have achieved an impressive 100 per cent pass rate overall for A-levels.

Other high achievers included another ex-Alder Community High pupil in Benjamin Hobbs, who notched three A*s in Business Studies, Government and Politics and Sociology.

Benjamin Hobbs

He will now get stuck into a Management course at the University of Manchester.

Others who achieved three A*s include former Fairfield High pupil Emily Nixon, who will study at the University of Leeds and ex-All Saints Catholic College pupil Sharoz Iqbal Raja, who will take a gap year before going to university to study medicine.

Clarendon’s success was not just in the academic field, its creative students are also going on to top destinations.

Sharoz Iqbal Raja

Eve Crossthwaite will be studying photography at York St John University, Samea Begum will be filmmaking at Manchester Screen and Film School, Jess Rei Fashion Design at Manchester Metropolitan University and Timothy Akinrin Games Art at Staffordshire University.

Jackie Moores, principal at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “We are delighted that our pass rate is 100 per cent for the fourth year running.

“Our students, teachers and support staff have shown tremendous resilience and flexibility in being able to respond to the challenges caused by the pandemic.

“All of our students have experienced disruption to their studies but have shown that, despite this, they have what it takes to get into the best universities, apprenticeships and jobs.

Emily Nixon

“We have more students going off to Russell group universities including University of Manchester, Warwick, Sheffield, Lancaster, Leeds, Durham, Kings College London, York, Exeter, Glasgow, Bristol and Newcastle and Arts Ed drama school in London.

“Students from level 3 Applied Science programmes are also progressing on to medical degrees including at the University of Leeds with triple distinction star grades – equivalent of 3 A*s at A Level.

“Creative students are off to study creative undergraduate degrees in universities such as Falmouth, which has a very strong reputation for creative and digital.

“Our students will start undergraduate studies in subjects ranging from medicine to law, physics, interior design, neuroscience, photography, animation and computing – and everything in between.”


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