Party waves Sheffield teens off on new journey

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Students celebrated achieving their A-level results at a special Sheffield College party.

It was a reward for youngsters for all their hard work before they head off to the excitement of university, apprenticeships or work.

And former Sheffield College student Jerome McIntosh, who is currently studying medicine at Manchester University, was able to fill them in on the experience with a special talk.

Heather Smith, executive director at the college, said: “We want to celebrate the success of our students with this party and there are many who achieved particularly well with exceptional results.

“That includes those who got particularly high grades and those who overcame the odds to achieve.

“This is also a great opportunity to thank those staff who have helped make it possible.”

The college says it is celebrating its ‘best-ever’ results with a pass rate of 97.41 per cent and achievement at the top three grades A*, A and B at 30 per cent.

Its party at the city campus saw students, staff and parents praised for their support of students, including mature students.

Student Natalie Wait, 18, of Charnock, is heading to Leeds to study human geography after scoring an A in geography, A in sociology and B in psychiatry.

She said: “It’s been really good studying here.

“The staff have supported me through everything.

“I was really nervous before I opened my results and thought I hadn’t got in, so it was a bit of a rollercoaster.”

n Don’t miss Class Act in The Star tomorrow for A-level results from schools and colleges plus more pictures.