It’s been another outstanding year for Leyland’s Runshaw College.
After another set of spectacular results in A Levels and in other advanced level qualifications, more than 500 Runshaw students will now be progressing to the elite Russell Group universities and to a range of highly prestigious dance, music and performing arts academies.
A record proportion of those who applied will be taking up their place on courses at Oxford and Cambridge and on other highly competitive courses such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.
The average grade achieved by A level students at Runshaw is once again a B grade this year with approximately a third of all A level grades being the top (A and A*) grades.
Overall, approximately 80 per cent of all grades awarded to advanced level students were high grades (A*-B or equivalent).
A 100 per cent pass rate was once again achieved across all advanced level qualifications and almost half of the advanced vocational students achieved the very highest grade available, a triple-distinction-star.
Delighted Runshaw principal Simon Partington said: “This has been yet another day of great celebrations at the college and we sincerely congratulate all of our students for the hard work and dedication that has led to their well-deserved success.
“These exceptional results are also a great testament to our highly talented staff.
“Our class of 2016 will now be leaving the college fully equipped with the qualifications, skills and self-confidence to be successful in their further studies and/or employment.
“We wish them every success for the future and we look forward to following their progression with great interest.”
“Runshaw’s enduring success is based on a culture of excellence and enjoyment and a determination to provide all of our students with outstanding teaching, unrivalled support and access to an amazing array of additional, extra-curricular opportunities.
“By putting all of our energies into trying to “get it right” for each and every one of our students, we have always taken the view that the league tables will take care of themselves.”