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Students at Wirral’s largest sixth form are celebrating A Level and BTEC results that are the culmination of two years of hard work which enables students to take their exciting next steps.
More than 90% of Birkenhead Sixth Form College’s final year students will now head off to universities across the country in September, from Northern Ireland to Cornwall and everywhere in between.
Undergraduate degrees in aerospace engineering, psychology, nursing, computer game development and fashion design are all amongst the students’ choices of next steps after A Levels and BTECs, with the year group of nearly 600 meaning that almost every career path imaginable is covered within the aspirations of the students of the area’s leading sixth form.
Apprenticeships are another popular choice for sixth form students, and receiving these highly competitive opportunities is another cause for celebration of extremely hard work at College. Among those heading to undertake an apprenticeship is Christy Bino, who beat fierce competition to receive an apprenticeship with the NHS in Leicester to become a biomedical scientist.
Claudia Hutuleac joined the College from Ellesmere Port Catholic High and has gained a place at the University of Oxford’s Oriel College, having completed her A Levels in Drama, English Language and Spanish with high grades: an incredible achievement given that English is her third language.
Taylor Lyth’s dream destination of the University of York became a reality, as the former Sacred Heart High in Liverpool student got the grades she needed to study English, with her sights set on a career as a teacher.
New adventures await students headed to Glasgow, Cardiff, Sheffield, London, Bath, Bristol and more, while others will remain in the North West, with Manchester, Chester and Liverpool all popular destinations in fitting with the best offers of degrees within chosen fields.
Principal at Birkenhead Sixth Form College, Mike Kilbride, said, “What these young people have achieved is extraordinary. These have been quite unprecedented times, and the students have had an experience that has required considerable resilience, patience and flexibility.
“I am immensely impressed with how they have all come through this and what they have been able to achieve. In a world in which some are quick to criticise young people, our students have shown there to be little substance to such mumblings. They have made sacrifices, largely for others, and have endured with good grace.”
Mike concluded, “I have not known a group of students who are more deserving, I wish the Class of 2021 the very best in their futures, and know they will make a success of whatever path they choose.”
Image: Birkenhead Sixth Form College students (from left) Matt Davies, Jess Griffiths, Amy Bailey and Claudia Hutuleac