We did it! A Level joy at Sheffield college

Students from Hillsborough college jump for joy with their results. From left, Theodore Zorbas, Rob Johns, Garth Williams, Callum Cockbill and Sam Crossland
Students from Hillsborough college jump for joy with their results. From left, Theodore Zorbas, Rob Johns, Garth Williams, Callum Cockbill and Sam Crossland
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THESE pals are jumping for joy as they celebrate their A Level results at Hillsborough College.

Theodore Zorbas, Rob Johns, Garth Williams, Callum Cockbill and Sam Crossland were among hundreds of students opening those special envelopes today.

All are going on to follow their path of choice, whether it be university or for Garth, an apprenticeship.

Former Yewlands Technology College student Theodore, of Fox Hill, got an A* in chemistry and maths then a B in physics.

The 18-year-old said: “I’m going to Sheffield University to study physics - I want to be a physicist.

“It’s been a lot of hard work to get here.

“I feel delighted with the results I’ve got.”

Emotions were running high at the college, with cries of ‘I did it’ and tears of joy flowing as students anxiously opened their results.

It had been open from 7am for the first time to give students a head start on sorting a university place if they needed to.

But Garth Williams, 19, of Stocksbridge, is taking a different career route.

He will soon start a mechanical engineering apprenticeship to work at Tata Steel – as many young people take alternative options to university.

Garth, who got a B, D and two Es, said: “I just wanted to do something more hands on.

“Everyone on the course gets a full time job at the end.

“I’m going to be earning £10,000 a year while most people pay £10,000 a year to go to university.

“I’ll be getting paid to learn, rather than paying them.”

Heather McDonald, principal of The Sheffield College, which runs the Hillsborough site, said the college had its ‘best ever’ results.

The overall pass rate was 97.41 per cent.

Ms McDonald said: “We’re delighted because everybody has worked so hard.”

See tomorrow’s Star for more on A Level results.