It’s been an exciting morning at Winstanley College as students and their parents gathered to receive their A-level results. There were big celebrations as a staggering 140 discovered they had achieved 3 or more As or A*s today.
The majority of students secured a place at their first choice university, many of them at Russell Group universities, including Oxford or Cambridge.
With UCAS reporting that they have had 90,000 more applications from females than males this year**, the ladies at Winstanley College did not disappoint with their results; over 76 achieved straight As and many are going on to study science and maths-related degrees.
Last year the Joint Council for Qualifications reported that 79% of students that took Physics were male, female Winstanley College students did extremely well in this traditionally a male-dominated subject, with 70% achieving A or A* in their Physics A-Level.
Hundreds of the 1000 students who collected A-level results from Winstanley College this morning posted their celebratory photos on Instagram in a mass sharing exercise. These included Everton ladies footballer Megan Finnigan, who received her results by text from Winstanley College this morning, as she couldn’t go in person due to being at an England Ladies football training camp this week. Megan scored an amazing 3 As in her A-levels!
Louise Tipping, Winstanley College’s Principal, which was voted ‘College of the Year’ at the Educate North Awards in April 2016, said: “It has been another very successful year for results and we are really proud of all our students and their exceptional achievements.
“Dedicated staff have worked tirelessly to support these hard-working students and it’s great that all that combined effort has paid off!”