After delays in releasing results, students at Macclesfield College are celebrating top grades in BTEC Level 3 vocational qualifications.
After the interruption of education as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, student results were, in part, based on their teacher’s assessment of their likely grades, across a wide range of evidence. These grades were then moderated at a national level by the awarding bodies, supervised by Ofqual.
These results have enabled students to progress and take their next steps towards their university and career ambitions. The vast majority of these students will progress to their first-choice universities, into an apprenticeship or into employment.
Several Macclesfield College students were also awarded the highest grade possible, D*D*D*, in their BTEC qualifications, in vocational subjects as diverse as Sport and Exercise Science and Aerospace Engineering.
Dr. Lucy Reed, Vice Principal Curriculum and Quality at Macclesfield College expressed her pride in the hard work of BTEC students and educators during the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. She said:
We are proud of everything our students have achieved. Our staff have continued to put students at the heart of everything they do during this difficult year. High grades, like these, are testament to the efforts of our staff and students. These qualifications provide fantastic opportunities for students to progress, achieve their employment and higher education goals and contribute to the economy in the Cheshire and Warrington region.
Principal and Chief Executive of Macclesfield College, Rachel Kay remarked:
I think it’s truly remarkable to see just what can be achieved in an extremely challenging situation, if you embrace it.
These students are an absolute credit to themselves and the College, and we look forward to the forthcoming academic year with renewed confidence, as we will play a key role in helping the town of Macclesfield – and the region as a whole – to get back to where it was before Coronavirus.”