Happiness ruled here at Craven College on A Level results day where the pass rate was 100%.

Richard Johnson (Below), Student Governor and mature student from Sutton in Craven achieved Biology A, Chemistry B, Psychology B. Richard will now take up his place to study Biology at Manchester University. After visiting Manchester, Richard knew it was the University he wanted to attend. How did he feel today after seeing his results? ‘Relieved!' Richard said that he benefitted from the supportive environment in College which had allowed him to achieve his life goal.

Lauren Hought, a mature student from Ilkley, achieved straight B's in Chemistry, Biology, and Maths and is enthusiastically taking up her place at York University to study Molecular Biology. Lauren was inspired to retake her A Levels and study for a place at York University after visiting a friend who was an undergraduate there. ‘I have really enjoyed the College environment where I have been able to manage my own time and be much more self-sufficient than at school. ‘

Sophia Mottram, who travels to College from Shipley and used to attend Beckfoot School in Bingley, has achieved AS Levels in Media (B), Psychology (B), Business (C) and is well on her way to obtaining the results she needs to become an engineer in the Royal Navy. Sophia says ‘I came to College to have a change from the school environment. These results will give me a headstart for the Royal Navy and enable me to go in at Officer level.'

Suzie Paton, from Keighley, who progressed to Craven College from Bingley Grammar School has achieved AS levels in Psychology (B), English (C) and Media (C). Suzie aims to study Psychology and Criminology at University. When asked what she has enjoyed about Craven College, Suzie used just one word ‘Freedom'.

Lucy Goodfellow, from Skipton and ex Skipton Girls' High School student and President of the Craven College Student Union has achieved AS Levels in Geography (A), Media (B) and Psychology (C). Lucy came to College for a change from the strictures of the school environment. What has she found at College? ‘Happiness'.

Megan Rolph, from Oakworth, Keighley, achieved A* in Psychology which she had chosen to study on a part-time basis. Megan's aim is to study English and Psychology at University.

Katherine Dinsdale, from Skipton, achieved AS results in English Literature (B), Psychology (B) and Photography (C). With an ultimate aim of University, Katherine says that she has enjoyed the more relaxed, informal atmosphere at College which has enabled her to thrive.

Robert Bellfield, Principal said, "Every year I am so proud of how hard our students work. It is particularly pleasing to see the students achieve the A Level and BTEC grades they need for the next stage in their lives whether a university course or Apprenticeship. I would also like to pay tribute to the teaching staff who have supported and inspired these young adults.


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