Retford A-Level 2012 results

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NERVOUS weeks of waiting came to an end as A-Level students tore open those all-important results envelopes at colleges across the district today (Thursday).

Students at Retford Post 16 Centre celebrated another batch of great results.

A Level results 2012 at Retford Post 16 Centre, pictured are from left Alan Whittles, Emily Croasdale, Olivia Overton and Bradley Knowles (w120816-6d)

A Level results 2012 at Retford Post 16 Centre, pictured are from left Alan Whittles, Emily Croasdale, Olivia Overton and Bradley Knowles (w120816-6d)

The Centre’s Director, Ms R Booth said that she was proud and thrilled with the students’ achievements.

“Our students are to be congratulated on their success in the summer exams,” she said.

“Once again, students studying at Retford Post 16 Centre have achieved excellent results and this year, more students have achieved top grades with 46 per cent of students achieving A*-B and A-Level.

She continued: “We are delighted with the number of students achieving A* this year in English, Maths, Business Studies and Economics, Geography, Health and Social Care and Psychology.”

A Level results 2012 at Retford Post 16 Centre, pictured are from top Alan Whittles, Kieran Craddock and Aaron John (w120816-6e)

A Level results 2012 at Retford Post 16 Centre, pictured are from top Alan Whittles, Kieran Craddock and Aaron John (w120816-6e)

“We are also very pleased with the number of students achieving A this year in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Business Studies and Economics, Law, Maths, Psychology, PE and French. Students studying the BTEC Applied Science Course also performed very well with 70 per cent gaining Distinction or above.”

Ms Booth added: “I would just like to say a huge well done and congratulations to everyone.”

Emily Croasdale, 18, from Harworth achieved an impressive two A*s and two As and will be heading to Manchester University for either Biomedical or Vetinary Science.

“I’m chuffed to bits with my results,” she said.

“They’re much better than I expected and I’m really looking forward to next year.”

Olivia Overton, 19, from Misterton came away with a brilliant three As and is looking forward to attending Manchester Metropolitan University to study Physiotherapy.

“I’m really pleased,” said Olivia. “Physiotherapy is something that I have always been interested in as it’s so hands on.”

She added: “I’d just like to thank all of the teachers for their help, and congratulations to everyone for their success.”

18-year-old Alan Whittles from Tickhill said he was ‘really happy’ with his A* and two As and that he couldn’t wait to start studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

“I’m just looking forward to getting my degree and hope that I enjoy working with it,” he said. “I’d like to get into designing power stations and energy production and efficiency.”

Alan added: “I did a lot of work in my own time so I’m really proud of myself for that.”

“I’m glad I’ve met such great friends or ‘the crew’ as they’re known - they are the best sort of friends that you could have.”

Bradley Knowles, 18, from Barnby Moor, was celebrating after find out that he’d got a remarkable two A*s and two As and would be headlng to Leeds University to study Economics.

“I’m absolutely ecstatic!” he said.

“I’d like to eventually work on regeneration projects to make cities more modern and cosmopolitan - there’s a lot of that going on around the country.”

Bradley added: “I’d like to thank my mum, because she’s always supported me and pushed me to do my best.”

“I’d also like to say a huge congratulations to Emily Biog as we always used to compete and she just pipped me to the post this time and I’m really happy for her.”

Retford Post 16 Centre’s Student Support Manager Maria Hall was brimming with pride.

“It’s a real success story to see two years of hard work come together so well on results day,” she said.

“I feel that the drafting and 100th draft of the personal statement has all been worthwhile now!”

Maria added: “I’m sure that they will all go on to huge success in whatever they attempt.”