Tameside student has personal drive after impressive A-level results

A TAMESIDE student is celebrating huge A-level success after graduating from a Manchester college – and he has personal motivation for going further.

Adam Boukhchem will study for a Master’s degree in cancer neology and immunology at Bristol after achieving grades As in geography and maths, B in chemistry and C in biology at Xaverian College.

After securing a place at his first-choice university, which will be followed by a post-graduate course in medicine, the former Audenshaw School pupil revealed just why he wants a career in that area.

Adam said: “Ultimately, my goal is to work in innovative surgery and medical research to advance medical techniques, so there are new treatment options for diseases like diabetes and cancer to improve people’s quality of life and help them to recover more quickly.

“My motivation for this comes from my Grandma who passed away in recent years, and following volunteering at Tameside Hospital, research and studying online medical programmes, I felt like it was the right place for me.”

Adam also paid tribute to the way Xaverian, based in the Rusholme area of Manchester, helped him in general life.

He added: “Being at the college has helped me to build my character as I came to Xaverian as a very shy individual.

“I feel more adventurous and confident to take on new challenges, meet new people and have had opportunities I never thought would be possible.

“I’m really proud to be a student there and all of my hard work has paid off.”

Xaverian’s A-level students achieved a pass rate of 98 per cent, with particular success in graphic communication, photography, music, textiles, further maths and film studies, which saw more than 80 per cent A* to B grades awarded.

Its BTEC students also achieved a pass rate of 99 per cent, with 255 students achieving Distinction* or Distinction grades and more than 75 per cent gaining high grades of DMM and above.

Principal Tony Knowles said: “These results reflect so much of what is unique about Xaverian College, extraordinary students with ambition, first-class teachers and dedicated support professionals working together to create this amazing momentum.

“I am extremely proud that we have been able to play a part in our students’ success to date and a small part of who they will become in the future.

“We wish the Class of 2023 all the best for their next chapter.”

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