Blackpool Sixth Form's A-level success stories
The future's bright for these ambitious teens!
A-level students at Blackpool Sixth Form College celebrated sparkling sets of results following final exams earlier this year.
The college celebrated it’s best ever results for the second year in a row, with 99.4% successfully passing their courses. More than half of A-level students achieved A*, A or B, and in BTEC courses more than 80% of students achieved distinction stars.
Blackpool Sixth student Amy Hughes, 18, made history as her straight-A exam results made her the first in her family to be accepted into university.
She achieved A*s in English language and English literature, and an A in modern history. She is now looking forward to making her mark on Cambridge University - and has her eyes set on the Houses of Parliament.
The soon-to-be-education student, who lives on Anchorsholme Lane, said: “I’m the first in my family to go to university and not only that but it’s Cambridge so I’ve set the bar quite high!
“I’m really excited. I love the course, it’s the dream course for me, and I can’t wait to learn more about something I’m really interested in.
“I think the education system is very focused on statistics and exams which puts a lot of pressure on young people, and we’ve forgotten the real purpose of learning - so I want to be education minister!”
Meanwhile, Fiona Hockey, 18, of Richmond Avenue, is aiming for the Olympics after achieving a triple distinction in BTEC sport.
Fiona, who is heading to Cardiff University, represents the Fylde coast in pole vaulting competitions all over the country.
She said: “I’ve been interested in sport my whole life. The reason I chose Cardiff University was because of their sports programme and coaching for pole vaulting.
“My aim is to jump as high as I can and to compete in international competitions and hopefully make it to the Olympics.”
Blackpool Sixth principal Jill Gray said: “This a wonderful set of results and represents a huge amount of hard work by students and staff. Results like these mean that our students will be able to progress to the next stage with a brilliant platform for future success. We are hugely proud of their achievements.”