Results Day Celebrations

Chesterfield College A Level and level 3 vocational course students had plenty to celebrate today after receiving their results this morning.

The majority of students were over the moon to find out they had achieved the results they need to secure their next steps, whether a place at university, in further education, on an apprenticeship, or finding employment.

With an A Level pass rate of 97% and a high number of students receiving high grades, there was a real buzz at the college’s sixth form hub in West Studios on Sheffield Road.

Over 1000 students also found out their final grades for their level 3 vocational qualifications (equivalent to A Levels). 40% of these students achieved the highest grade of triple distinction.

Neve Ayla McMahon, who received an A in English, a B in Psychology and an A* in Sociology was ecstatic to find out that she had secured a place at Sheffield Hallam University to study Psychology.

During her studies, LEAP Mentors helped Neve with her workload during a period of ill health. She explains, “I’m just so happy! I’ve had such a hard year with my health, so I really didn’t expect to get this at all. I’m so pleased with myself!”

Friends Sophie Cusworth and Trinity Thompson came into college together to open their results.

Both were delighted, with Sophie receiving Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* in Chemistry, Physics and Biology across her Applied Science course.

Trinity gained a Merit in Chemistry and a Pass in Physics and Biology, which has allowed her to gain a place on her dream university degree.

Sophie explains, “I can’t believe it! I found out this morning that I’ve got a place at Sheffield Hallam University to do Radiotherapy and Oncology.”

Meanwhile, Trinity has secured a place at Anglia Ruskin University to study Ecology & Conservation. She says, “We’re going out this weekend to celebrate together. It’s been a tough few years but it all feels worth it.”

Lauren Smedley, studied a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment. She opened her envelope to see that she had received 3 Distinctions. Lauren is going on to an apprenticeship within construction to gain vital industry experience.

Jumping up and down she told us, “I didn’t expect to get 3 Distinctions at all. I was expecting at least 2 Merits and a Distinction but not 3! I was nervous getting in the car this morning and waiting for 9 am. I knew I would get a decent grade but not what I got, it’s amazing.”

Eliza Froggatt studied Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. She was really pleased to find out she can start at Nottingham University in September.

She explains, “I did a lot better than I expected, I got into university to study midwifery. I was so nervous this morning. It was a great course, I really enjoyed it. Matt and Suzie are the best teachers.”

Jessica Fryer also studied Level 3 Health and Social Care, she achieved Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction. Jessica will be joining Eliza to study midwifery at university and explains, “I was very nervous, I was expecting it but also so nervous at the same time. We are both going to the same university to study midwifery.”

Levi Wearin and Robert Dye both studied Performing Arts at Level 3. They were both very excited to find out that they achieved distinctions.

They say, “We both weren’t expecting it, we were both very nervous. We’ve made lots of friends along the way and the last performance we did was a highlight.”

David Malone, Deputy Principal of Chesterfield College adds, “Well done to all of our students who received their results today. We are delighted with this year’s results and this is testament to the hard work and resilience they have shown throughout their two years of study with us. We want to congratulate them all. With our pass rate and high grades achievement at their highest level, our students are ready for the next stage of their education or employment. For any student still unsure of what to do next, or anyone who wants to understand all the routes available to them, please come in and speak to us.

“Our teaching and support team at college have worked tirelessly to keep students engaged, on track and to ensure they were fairly assessed. It is wonderful to see students celebrating their success today and we wish them the very best for the future.”

Find out more about the range of courses and apprenticeships available at Chesterfield College.