WEST Cheshire College students are celebrating after another highly successful set of GCSE results.
The college offers school leavers the opportunity to study GCSEs with a vocational qualification and BTEC First Diplomas, which are equivalent to four GCSE grades at C or above.
And students have excelled once again with excellent pass rates in GCSE English and Maths as well as top marks across the board in First Diplomas.
Principal Sara Mogel said: 'Congratulations to all our students who have done so well this year in gaining GCSEs with vocational qualifications.
'It has been another very successful year for West Cheshire College.
'For many of these students this time last year was a very worrying time when they had not achieved as well as they had hoped at school, but now they have reaped the rewards of a fresh start and hard work.
'This means that they will either be able to progress with us to Advanced level courses or to get the job they want.
'It is very hard to pick yourself up from a setback and still be successful and these students in particular should be proud of what they have achieved.'
Young achievers beat the records once again
STUDENTS in Cheshire have reached new high levels of achievement in their GCSE results.
With some school's still to confirm their results, provisional figures show a record 62.7% of pupils have achieved five or more A* to C grades.
This compares to 61% last year and 60.8% in 2004 and again exceeds the national average.
Executive lead member for children's services David Rowlands said: 'While each year it becomes harder to improve on previous high levels of achievement, I am delighted to say Cheshire not only appears to have maintained the momentum, but looks set to register results which once again exceed the national average.
'This is the result of some very hard work and good teaching, which should not be denigrated by suggestions that exams are getting easier.
'And while we are delighted to achieve these results, we will continue to do everything to help those schools which perhaps have not performed as well to improve in future.
'We in Cheshire are proud of all our pupils, and send them our warmest congratulations and best wishes for the future.'
Bjoern aces German tests
FOR the third year in a row Mostyn House School is celebrating after a star student achieved one of the top five marks in the country.
Bjoern Gerber scored sensational marks in his German GCSE examination and received a personal letter of congratulation from the examination board.
It proved to be the icing on the cake in what was another year of excellent results for the Parkgate school.
Headteacher Suzi Grenfell said: 'Our GCSE candidates covered a wide range of ability and they all entered for a full range of subjects.
'Yet a quarter of our results were grade A or A*, 50% of all our results were grade B or better and our percentage of A* to C grades was 20% higher than the national average.'