Winstanley College students received their A-level results this morning with scores of them achieving the best grades possible.
Winstanley has such talented students it almost goes without saying that they once again achieved above the grades achieved by students in other colleges nationally.’
But for the record, Winstanley students achieved a pass rate of 99% with 31% of those being A/A* grades, way above the national average of 25%.
99 students got three or more As or A*s and the majority of students secured their first choice place, many of them at Russell Group universities, including 10 students who will be going on to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
An outstanding number of students are also going on to medicine, dentistry and veterinary degrees. Winstanley’s MDV programme continues its long-standing tradition of success in preparing students for entry to these highly competitive professions.
Music, theatre and art students who have been studying practical vocational courses have done equally impressively bringing in 93% A*/A equivalent between them.
To achieve these grades, students need to have both academic excellence and creative talent and these are the qualifications needed to secure places at prestigious specialist colleges such as the Royal College of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music and Central St Martins in London.
Louise Tipping, Winstanley College’s principal, said: “Congratulations to the class of 2019. We are delighted with today’s results and are excited to see where their future studies take them.
“Once again, dedicated and talented staff have worked tirelessly to support these hard-working students and it’s great that all that combined effort has paid off. I’m so proud that Winstanley continues to be at the top of its game!”