Inspirational students whose hard work, dedication and passion ensured Burnley College Sixth Form Centre achieved exceptional results in its A Levels, T Levels and Advanced Vocational courses have been honoured at the lavish annual Awards for Excellence ceremony.

The students celebrated their outstanding accomplishments with more than 170 family, friends, tutors and special guests who gathered at the glittering event hosted in the College’s £115 million town centre campus.

This year saw:

  • A 99% A Level pass rate
  • 60% of A Level students achieving at least one top A* to B grade
  • 85% of A Level students achieving at least one high A* to C grade
  • A 100% pass rate in Advanced Vocational subjects for the 20th consecutive year

Burnley College is still ranked the Number 1 College in England for results for 16-18 year olds in the Government’s National Achievement Rate tables.

Burnley College Sixth Form Centre A Level Alumna and previous Award for Excellence winner Lauren Molyneux joined Student Governors Eshan Bilal and Benji Crampton in addressing guests. Laura has recently graduated with an MA in English from the University of Leeds and is currently an Editor and Communications Lead.

Guests of honour included Chief Executive of Burnley Borough Council Lukman Patel, Leader of Burnley Council Afrasiab Anwar, Mayor of Burnley Coun. Raja Arif Khan, Mayor of Pendle Coun. Brian Newman, representatives of the Stocks Massey Bequest County Coun. Cosima Towneley and Paul Wright and Chairman of Governors at Burnley College David Meakin.

Entertainment was provided by talented Burnley College and Burnley College University Courses Dance and Performing Arts students.

Burnley College Sixth Form Centre Principal Karen Buchanan said:

“Our annual Awards for Excellence ceremony is the ideal way to focus on our outstanding students and congratulate them 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 around the region – to honour some truly inspirational students.

“This year’s recipients have all shown exceptional levels of dedication, innovation and drive, 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 every success 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.”

Do you have the passion, the drive and the dedication to be an award winner at a college which delivers exceptional results year on year? Burnley College is holding a series of Open Evenings where you can talk to expert tutors, explore the unrivalled facilities and speak to students and staff to find out why it’s so great to be a member of the Burnley College Family.

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Published On: September 18th, 2023
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