College News

Best ever results for the newly merged college!
Published: August 17, 2017

South Cheshire College, as a newly merged college with West Cheshire College, is celebrating today after achieving its best-ever A Level results. Students studying A Levels at the College achieved an overall pass rate of 99.7% – almost 2% above the national pass rate.


Outstanding results were achieved across all subjects, especially in Science, Technology and Maths (STEM) subjects, with 82.1% of students achieving A*, A, B or C grades with the majority securing top grades of A*-B’s.


Many students have gone on to secure places at the country’s top universities including the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Warwick University, the University of York, Cardiff University and Manchester University.


Sebastian Getkowski, 19, from Whitchurch achieved A*A*A in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, and will be going on to study Medicine at the University of Cambridge.


Sebastian said: “When I was deciding which College to come to for A Levels, South Cheshire College was definitely the best college in the area. The science department was fantastic. Collecting my results today I was very nervous – so I’m over the moon with my results.”


Lucy Smith, 18, from Newcastle-Under-Lyme, gained A*A*A in French, German and History, has secured a place to study Law with French at the University of Oxford.


Lucy said: “I’m so pleased with my results and I can’t believe I’ve achieved my dream of studying at the University of Oxford.


“I came to the open day here at College and immediately liked the atmosphere. The tutors have been great and I’ve taken part in lots of extra-curricular activities which really helped when I had to do my personal statement for university.”


Conor Reeves, 18, from Crewe and a former Sandbach School student, achieved an A*AB in History, Economics and Government and Politics, will also be going to the University of Oxford to study History.


For Sam Charles, from Wybunbury, it was a double celebration after turning 18 years old today as well as gaining 3 A*’s in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.


Sam, who will be studying Mathematics at Warwick University and previously went to Malbank School, said: “Before I came to South Cheshire College, I had heard lots of good things from students who were already here about the fantastic support and teaching. It really has been an amazing two years – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here, it’s been challenging but the teachers have supported me throughout, I’m delighted with my results.”


Other exceptional achievements include Kate Owen who achieved A*AA in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics and will be studying Veterinary Science at Nottingham University. Kate, 18, from Wistaston, who previously went to Shavington High School, said: “I’m so happy with my results. My time here at South Cheshire College has been great – I’ve made some great friends and the teachers have all been lovely and very helpful.


“I’ve always had a passion for animals so to have now achieved a position at University to study Veterinary Science feels amazing and I can’t wait to start my new journey.”


Bethany Ellis, 18, from Whitchurch, achieved A*A*A in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, was over the moon this morning after receiving a phone call from Cardiff University offering her a place to study Medicine. Bethany said: “I had wanted to study medicine at university but until this morning hadn’t received an offer. I was planning to take a gap year but now that’s all changed. I was hoping to have done well in my A Levels but my results are so much better than I expected.”


Deputy Principal of Curriculum, Quality and Learner Support, Lee Smith, said: “We are delighted to have an unprecedented year of excellent A Level results with an even greater proportion of individuals achieving really outstanding results.


“The breadth of excellent results across so many curriculum areas, including science subjects, mathematics and languages, demonstrates the exceptional teaching and facilities that we offer here at South Cheshire College.


“All of our students collecting their results today should be immensely proud of their achievements and we wish them all the very best for their future.”


If you are interested in studying at South Cheshire College, you can visit the College’s Advice Days on Thursday 24 or Friday 25 August for more information; or call 01270 654654 or visit