Students at Trafford College are celebrating another year of fantastic A Level results with an overall pass rate of 99%.
Excited students gathered at the Altrincham campus and celebrated with friends, family and staff as they tore open their envelopes to reveal a 100% pass rate in 10 out of 14 subjects.
The College has an impressive track record of students progressing to university, and this year is no exception.
Celebrating the start of her journey to university life this year is one of the College’s highest achievers, Leighonie Flynn.
Leighonie gained straight As in English language, psychology and sociology. The academic high flyer will now pursue her childhood dream by studying for a degree in professional and commercial dance with Shockout Arts, a course run in partnership with the University of Bolton.
Leighonie, who celebrates her 18th birthday tomorrow, said: “I can’t believe it, I thought I’d do well in English and psychology, but my result in sociology was so unexpected. I’m so happy.
I’ve loved my time at Trafford College, I’ve had such good teachers and I know without them I wouldn’t have got these results.”
She added: “I’ve been dancing since I was four and have wanted to go to Shockout since I was a child, so I’m really excited.”
Leighonie is already a qualified dance teacher and has her own class teaching eight to 11-year-olds.
Joining her in the celebrations was Osama Mohammad, 19, who gained an A in law, A in maths, B in English language and an A in AS-level Italian, and will now go on to the University of Manchester to read law.
Osama, 19, said: “I was scared but excited before getting my results, but when I opened my envelope it was total euphoria.
“It’s been an amazing experience here at Trafford College and the teachers have just been fantastic. When I started doing my A Levels I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do as a career, but I found law so interesting.”
Trafford College Principal, Lesley Davies OBE, commented on this year’s results: “We are delighted to be celebrating another fantastic year of record breaking results with our students and to hear about the adventures that lie ahead of them as they progress onto a range of exciting journeys.
“Next year will see the opening of our brand new Sixth Form Centre which will offer a range of subjects including maths, biology, media studies, psychology and fine art. As well as excellent academic programmes, a student’s education will be complemented with a range of new enrichment opportunities, employability skills and work experience placements. An emphasis on pastoral support means each student will receive advice and guidance throughout their studies to ensure their wellbeing and career development.”
Another student celebrating his results was Soufiane Haikal, who achieved a triple distinction* in his BTEC Extended Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering, alongside an A Level in maths and an AS Level in Italian.
He will read mechatronics and robotics at Lancaster University, while also studying French and German to C1 level, and plans to be an engineering consultant.
The 21-year-old’s phenomenal academic success started at Trafford College in 2014.
After moving from Switzerland and speaking very little English, he started his educational journey on the college’s Foundation Learning course, before taking his GCSEs. He then took the unconventional route to study A-levels alongside his BTEC in engineering.
He said: “I’ve very happy about my results. I wanted to study engineering as I like seeing how this work and the teachers have been fantastic.”