Students at Xaverian College are celebrating yet another year of impressive BTEC results, retaining its position as a leading sixth form college.
BTEC students once again achieved 100% pass rate in all seven vocational courses, which include Business, Criminology, Health and Social Care, IT, Music Technology, Science and Sport, with 64% gaining high grades of DMM and above.
Across single, double and triple options this year at Level 2 and 3, 292 students achieved Distinction or Distinction* grades, which include some double and triple Distinction grades.
Students have secured many highly competitive places, including Medicine, Law, Midwifery and Teaching, at some of the UK’s top Russell Group Universities, while many others will be starting higher level Apprenticeships and employment.
Head of Applied Studies, Gaynor Eccleston, said: “We understand that students have different learning styles, and this can affect their choice of subjects. Here at Xaverian, students have the option to choose a more academic route or practical-based courses. Our practical-based courses are extremely popular, as students can combine these with two A Levels, which gives them the best of both worlds.”
Maisie Ellul, who joined the College after completing her GCSEs at St Matthew’s RC High School, was one of many students who combined qualifications, achieving Distinction in BTEC Music Technology, and two A grades in A Level Art and Design and Music.
She said: “I chose to study at Xaverian largely due to the reputation of the Music department. The combination of being able to study both Music and Music Technology and the endless opportunities to perform live was exactly what I was looking for.
“Having experienced staff members, who are musicians themselves or still work within the industry means I have been learning from the very best. I have had constant advice and guidance on how to become a successful musician! I’ve never felt so excited about my future, and I can’t wait to start my Music Degree at the University of Manchester in a few weeks.
Gaynor continued: “We’re so pleased for our students and the successes they have achieved over the past two years – both academically and personally. The students’ hard work and determination has truly paid off, and we’re extremely proud of them all.”
As one of the largest providers of post-16 education in the region, Xaverian College offers an extensive range of A Levels in addition to several BTEC courses. Visit xaverian.ac.uk to find out more. There has never been a better time to #DiscoverYourFuture!