A-level and BTEC success for Rainford High Sixth Form students

Students from Rainford High Sixth Form collected their A-level and BTEC results today (Thursday 17 August).

As doors opened at 8:00am, students returned to the sixth form for the final time and were greeted by staff as they handed over the all-important envelopes which contained their grades. 

This year, exams returned to pre-pandemic grading arrangements. Overall, Rainford High Sixth Form saw 90% of students achieve their first-choice university place of study.

Some notable successes include Eithne Witter who received an A in English language, A in English literature, B in religious studies and an A in an extended project qualification. She will be going to study English literature at the University of Liverpool.

Ella Keogh achieved an A in psychology, A in criminology and C in biology. Ella will be heading to York St John University to study psychology. Ella initially wanted to study sciences but decided to resit Year 12 and pursue a career in psychology – a decision which clearly has paid off!

Fellow student, Elissa Watson Jones, got an A* in fine art, A* in photography, and a distinction* in a BTEC level 3 extended certificate in fashion. Elissa will be completing an art foundation course at Carmel College before heading to the capital to continue her studies at a university in London.

Emelia Skinner has worked tirelessly over the past two years and staff are proud of how well she has adapted to key stage 5. She secured an A* in fine art, distinction* in a BTEC level 3 foundation diploma in information technology, and distinction* in a BTEC level 3 extended certificate in graphic art. Emelia will be pursuing a degree in graphic design and illustration at Liverpool John Moore’s University.

Michael Gallagher-Atherton achieved a merit in a BTEC level 3 extended certificate in performing arts and a merit in a BTEC level 3 foundation digital media production. He will be heading to Edge Hill University where he will study drama.

Mr Ian Young, principal of Rainford High Sixth Form and Rainford High, commented: “Congratulations to our Year 13 students – to say we’re proud is an understatement. The students have shown incredible dedication and have worked tirelessly over the last couple of years and their hard work and perseverance has paid off.

“Well done to everyone and we wish them all luck as they embark on the next chapter of their lives!”

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