A local college is celebrating after students recorded a 100% pass rate in their BTEC Sport Diploma results.

Six Ellesmere College students secured Extended Diplomas, with one student attaining the highest mark possible of three Distinction Stars; four attained core Diplomas while two collected Subsidiary Diplomas.

The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-Levels, the Diploma is equivalent is two A-Levels and the Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one A-Level. They are usually taken alongside one or two additional A-Levels as part of the broad offering of academic opportunities at the college.

The BTEC Sport course is aimed at students who have their sights set on a career in the sporting, health and leisure industry – and is seen as the ideal route into higher education and ultimately full-time employment within sport-related fields.Universities have continually recognised the quality of students who complete the BTEC programme and the skill-sets acquired from the Diploma allow them to receive exceptional offers from a range of leading UK and international universities, including some high level sports scholarships.

Brendan Wignall, Ellesmere College Headmaster, said: “We are absolutely delighted that our students have once again obtained a 100% pass rate in BTEC Sport – a tremendous achievement.

“It’s a testament to all the hard work both they and our staff have put in during the two years following both the core and elective modules which puts our students in the best possible position to succeed in their chosen career.

“Well done to all our students but a special mention must be given to Chris Hooper on his D*D*D* (Extended Diploma) and Mahrus Ahmed on his D*D* (Diploma), a truly great effort.

“Ellesmere College is a strong supporter of the BTEC programme, the qualifications are highly regarded when students look to move into higher education and a great asset in seeking future employment.

“The continued success of the course is down to the innovative delivery of the components. The programme is delivered through a series of theory-based and practical lessons, which allow the students to improve both knowledge and understanding in all areas of sport, including exercise, science and performance.”

For further information about Ellesmere College please visit: www.ellesmere.com.

Successful BTEC Sport students and their grades (D* – Distinction Star; D – Distinction; M – Merit; P – Pass

BTEC Extended Diploma:

Christopher Hooper –  D* D* D*; Billy Pettit – D* D D; Tom Jones – D D D; Elliot Mitchell – D D M; Joel Thompson – M M P; Branden Turner – M P P.

BTEC Diploma:

Mahrus Ahmed – D* D*; Connor Davies – P P; Dan Parry – P P; Charlie Williams – P P.

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma:

Caleb Douglas – P; Jack Moore – P.