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Burnley College Sixth Form students celebrate at Awards for Excellence ceremony

burnley College students at the award for excellence

Outstanding students who achieved top grades in their A Levels and Advanced Vocational Courses have been honoured with Awards for Excellence by Burnley College Sixth Form Centre.

The students celebrated their exceptional achievements with family, friends, tutors and special guests, including the Mayor of Burnley Coun. Mark Townsend and Mayoress Mrs Kerry Townsend, at a glittering awards ceremony hosted by the College.

The achievements come as Burnley College Sixth Form Centre marks a record-breaking year for success which has seen:

  • An exceptional 100% A Level pass rate
  • 94% of A Level students achieving at least one high A* to C grade at A Level
  • 74% of A Level students achieving at least one top A* to B grade
  • 100% pass rate in Advanced Vocational subjects for the 18th consecutive year
  • 93% of Advanced Vocational students achieving at least one D* to Merit grade

More than 500 students have earned place at some of the UK’s top Russell Group Universities, including the University of Oxford, Newcastle University, the University of York, Durham University and the University of Liverpool.

Burnley College Sixth Form Centre Principal Karen Buchanan said:

“Our annual Awards for Excellence ceremony is the ideal way to congratulate our outstanding students on their amazing success and hard work throughout their studies.

“It’s an important date in the calendar for the wider Burnley College family – Tutors, support staff, families, friends and academic and civic leaders from across the region – to honour some truly inspirational students.

“This year’s recipients have all shown exceptional levels of dedication, curiosity and innovation, combined with a passion for their subjects: the Burnley College formula for success.

“Going forward, we wish each and every one of our Awards for Excellence recipients all the very best for the future – whether that is progression to degree study at a top university, a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship or their dream career in the industry of their choice.”

Former Burnley College Sixth Form Centre A Level students Abigail and Ella Morris were guest speakers at the awards. The twins shared how their time at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre empowered them to achieve above and beyond their dreams and to continue their journeys toward prestigious careers. Ella is currently reading Media and Communications at the University of Leeds; Abigail is reading Psychology at Newcastle University.

Attendees were also addressed by Student Governor Oscar Whittaker, who is studying Advanced Level Manufacturing and Engineering alongside an A Level in Mathematics. Entertainment was provided by students from our Creative Industries Division who performed Street Jazz dance routines, a selection of songs from Little Shop of Horrors and hits from The Greatest Showman.