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Pride at achievements of Guisborough A level students
PERSONAL stories of major achievement were a cause of pride at one of Teesside’s colleges today, Thursday, August 15.
It was another successful year overall at Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough, with all 30 students taking modern languages received a B or higher and 80 per cent of BTEC and other diploma students gaining distinctions, one of the best results for diploma academies in the country.
Special praise was given to Lauren Pennock, 19, who missed a nearly whole year due to serious illness.
The teenager was in and out of hospital for six months but repeated a year and emerged with three A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Law. Her surgical experiences have not put her off a dream career as a doctor, starting with a medicine degree at Bristol University.
Another success story was Matthew Ball, formerly of Macmillan Academy, who is off to Cambridge after earning A* grades in Mathematics and Further Mathematics and A grades in Chemistry and Physics. He received Gold standard in this year’s UK Chemistry Olympiad alongside fellow-student Ian Warren.
Principal Judy Burton said: “We are the largest provider of A Levels in the Redcar and Cleveland borough; every year sending over 500 students to universities across the whole country and this year even more students are likely to be successful in achieving the degree place of their dreams.”
A total of 568 students at Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough received their results and 97 per cent of them received A* to E grades.
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