STAFF and students at Bolton Sixth Form College celebrated another year of outstanding A-level results ­— outperforming national results and reinforcing their position as a nationally high achieving Sixth Form College.

The college announced even better results than in previous years with 57 subjects with 100 per cent pass rates, 98 per cent BTEC National Diploma students achieving Distinction* /Distinction and 59 per cent of students achieving higher grade passes overall.

The college continues to maintain year-on-year impressive outcomes for students.

Principal, Stuart Merrills said: “With Bolton Sixth Form College having one of the highest national progression rates to Higher Education, the majority of students will now move forward to secure their places at universities across the country.

“Students are progressing to study a broad range of subjects encompassing: sciences, medicine, law, business, music, performing arts and humanities.”

These results coupled with the college’s careers, advice and guidance programmes, as well as strong links with industry and employers, have enabled students who chose not to progress to Higher Education to obtain excellent career opportunities with many now choosing to take a higher level apprenticeship routes.

“I would personally like to thank the staff at the college too”, said Mr Merrills,” who work as a great team, with a huge amount of desire and commitment to see our students do well. I’m extremely proud of the level of dedication, care and attention they bring to work every day.”

Success stories included Mohammed Javed who achieved A* AB and will studying aerospace engineering at the University of Manchester.

Man Ting Chan, who achieved 2A* and 2As to study physics at the University of York and Megan HAyes is going on to Manchester Metropolitan University to study BSc (Hons) sport and exercise after achieving two distinction stars and a B.

Juliette Graham has decided to earn while she learns by embarking on a chartered management degree apprenticeship at Stateside Foods. She achieved 2As and B.

To achieve the apprenticeship she had to pass a challenging assessment programme. She said this way she would gain experience in her field, learn and not experience the weight of thousands of pounds worth of debt ­— leading to a job at the end of the course.

“The careers team have supported me to explore and identify a range of career options,” said Juliette, who added: “I won’t get into debt.”

Guyato Halake will also be gaining key skills, earning money and studying by becoming an apprentice trainee nurse associate.