Students at The Cheadle College and Marple Sixth Form College celebrate another  year of excellent results. This year, A Levels  and Advanced Vocational qualification results have maintained the upward trend of success and achievement for the past five years at the College. Fifty three students achieved either D*D*D* on vocational courses or 3 or more A levels at A* or A.


A level achievement of over 98% and with 39 subjects across both colleges recording 100% pass rates represents significant success in academic qualifications, whereas the 100% achievement in BTEC vocational courses confirmed the college’s national reputation in this area, following recent success in the BTEC nationwide awards, where The Cheadle College and Marple Sixth Form College were voted as the second best BTEC provider in the country from over 800 schools and colleges. Moreover, 38 vocational learners secured an triple Distinction* thus ensuring places at competitive universities, high status apprenticeships, and sought after employment opportunities.

Congratulations in particular to the following students who were absolutely delighted to have not only achieved highly but also secured longstanding ambitions.



Emily Whelan achieved A*A*A and B


Emily Whelan from Bramhall will study Law at Durham University having achieved A*A*A and B; Elizabeth Apsley, a former Marple Hall student will go to Pembroke College, Cambridge to study Natural Sciences after gaining 4 A* grades; Sarah Dracup from Marple, having achieved A*AA is off to the University of Newcastle to study Law; and Beatrice Mather- Cosgrove from Bramhall will also be going to Durham to study French and English Literature having achieved A*A*A.

It’s a double celebration for Chris Leckey who not only gained A*AA but is also celebrating his 18th birthday today. Chris, a former Hazel Grove High School student has a place at the University of Manchester to study Classics.

The Colleges’ vocational students have also performed exceptionally well.  Both Daishawn Honohan from Moss Side aand Josh Finch, a former Newall Green High School student achieved D*D*D* in BTEC Sport, and both are off to to Liverpool John Moores University to study a degree in Sports and Exercise Science. Not only is Daishawn a Great Britain Judo international but he is currently following a new sporting direction in American Football, playing for a national league side the Merseyside Nighthawks.  He has secured a sports scholarship at from the university and is in line to be the recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Award . Carrying on the sporting success is Hannah Mitchell,a former Kingsway High School student who again achieved D*D*D*. She is a talented footballer who has done brilliantly to gain a prestigous football scholarship in Chicago, USA.

Daishawn Honohan and Josh Finch achieved D*D*D* in BTEC Sport with Tutor Martin Wrigley


A remarkable 16 students achieved D*D*D* in Health and Social Care including William Dawson from Heaton Moor who has secured a university placement for Nursing, a highly competitive degree course for 18 year old students.

However, not all students are destined for higher education, preferring employment.  A case in point is Sophie McGuiness, a former Reddish Vale High School student who achieved a D*D*D* in BTEC Travel and Tourism and is already working for Swissport at Manchester Airport, with whom the college has excellent links.

Commenting on this year’s success, Jenny Singleton, Principal and Chief Executive, said

“I am absolutely delighted with the College’s A Level and Vocational results.  With 53 students achieving either a triple Distinction* or 3 or more A level’s at A* or A, our students will now progress to some of the country’s top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.  For those not wishing to attend University I am delighted that so many of our students have secured excellent employment or apprenticeship opportunities. 

I would like to pass on my congratulations to all our students and their families and wish them well for the future. I would also like to thank our dedicated staff for their commitment to and support of our students”.

A level success! Chris Leckey celebrates his A level results and his 18th birthday with Rob Baugh, Beatrice Mather-Cosgrove and Becky Day