Another year of fantastic results for Trafford College

The first students to complete A-Levels at Trafford College’s newly refurbished Sixth Form Centre are celebrating another year of fantastic results with an overall pass rate of 98%.

Excited students gathered at Altrincham Campus to tear open their envelopes and celebrate with family, friends and staff revealing an impressive 100% pass rate in 12 subject areas.

The College has an impressive track record of students progressing to university, and this year is no exception.

Celebrating the start of his journey to university life this year is one of the College’s highest achievers Mohammed Alsubeihi who received straight As in Maths, Biology and Chemistry.

Mohammed progressed to A-Levels from the College’s Full Time GCSE programme after arriving into the country from Libya. The academic high flyer will pursue his dream of returning one day to work in the oil industry after completing a degree chemical engineering at the University of Manchester.

Mohammed, 20, from Cheetham Hill, who studied until midnight most evenings to get the grades, said: “I joined the College midway through the Full Time GCSE Programme and it was very different from what I was used to, but the support I received from College has been great. There are so many people here from different backgrounds who have really helped me settle in and feel at home.”

Joining Mohammed in the celebrations was Ife Bamigboye who juggled a part-time job as a care assistant at Ashlands Manor Care Home in Sale with her studies. The 19-year-old will read medicine at the University of Liverpool after receiving an A* in Chemistry, A in Biology and A in Maths.

The 19-year-old from Sale said: “It’s thanks to the teachers because they’re absolutely brilliant at Trafford College. I’m thrilled with the results.

“They were always there for me, particularly in maths when I needed support. I did exactly what I did for my GCSEs, focus on the hard aspects by creating my own poster or fact sheet with a lot of silent study in the special quiet zone in the College library.”

Assistant Principal at Trafford College, Helen Wood, commented on this year’s results: “We are delighted to be celebrating so many fantastic grades, particularly in light of the changes to the A-Level qualification, which has seen the introduction of a new linear model nationwide. Our students have adapted well with some amazing individual successes.”

This is the first year students at Trafford College are collecting A-Level Physics and A-Level Government and Politics, after their introduction two years ago.

Trafford College Assistant Principal added: “We’re also very proud of our one-year Full Time GCSE programme, from which a number of students have progressed to our A-Level Department, achieving outstanding results.

“I would like to pass on my congratulations to the students at Trafford College and wish them all the best of luck in the future.”

This September Trafford College is broadening its profile yet again with two new A-Level courses: applied science, where students are destined to do particularly well thanks to the College’s well-resourced state-of-the-art facilities, and criminology, which has been increasing in popularity at universities in recent years.