LiveAs it happened: A-level results day

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  • Today is A-level results day
  • Results expected to drop according to Government
  • Youngsters at schools and colleges across Warrington picking up results


That's all for today. Congratulations to everyone who picked up their results today.

Make sure you pick up a copy of next week's Warrington Guardian for a full A-level round up.

We will be back with our GCSE live blog next Thursday when we will be hotfooting it around the town to celebrate with as many school leavers as possible.



Our final picture of the day was taken at Penketh Sixth Form when students flooded to the school to pick up those all important results.

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Celebrations were underway at Lymm Sixth Form this morning. 

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It was all smiles at Bridgewater Sixth Form earlier today.

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The photos are flooding in now. It was a welcome relief for Luke Marsh and Rachel Winterburn from Bridgewater Sixth Form when they opened up their results to see a sea of A*s and As. 

Congratulations to them both. 

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Pictured: Lizzie Nicholson, Aiden Mueller and Ruhi Bhalla

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Sorry for the slight delay but we have got our hands on more photos of students celebrating at Barrow Hall.

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Sophie Freeman, from Warrington, achieved A grades in economics, English literature, history and Extended Project Qualification at Sir John Deans College in Northwich.

She plans to go to Leeds University to study a joint honours degree in history and English.

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Collecting your A-level results can be a daunting prospect but now you have bigger concerns - how to celebrate. Now that you have picked up your results where will you be celebrating?

Let us know by tweeting @warringtonnews or e-mailing


It can be incredibly daunting sat on your own trying to work out what’s best for your future, so seek help from the people around you. Schools are operating ever more advanced careers advice programmes, with many that we work with signing up to use our innovative labour market information software. This ‘Careers Explorer’ provides information on current job and apprenticeship vacancies in your area, as well as giving an insight into job market trends up to 2020 - all ensuring that students can be more confident in their career decisions.

Norma Guest, managing director at MPLOY Solutions


Need some help?

The UCAS website has lots of advice about navigating clearing.

You can follow UCAS on Twitter @ucas_online or at for up-to-date information.



Relief has been one of the overriding emotions today. 

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More good news rolling in from Birchwood College...

In both A-levels and BTECs, 81 per cent of students either achieved or exceeded their target grade. 



It's a tense moment when you open your results but Jack Riordan from Birchwood College had nothing to worry about.

The 19-year-old is now celebrating after picking A, B, C in his A-levels. 

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For Priestley College results, click here


Many subjects at Priestley saw students achieve an A* to B pass rate of more than 50 per cent including art, biology, chemistry, dance, 3D design, further maths, German, graphics, maths, media and politics.

In total nearly 250 A-level grades were A* or A with 22 students achieving a magical three or more A-levels at A* or A. 


We’re very proud of students who have been totally focused on securing their results and the tutors who have helped them to achieve their full potential. For the college this has been another great year for A Level results and follows on from tremendous success in the BTECs.

Priestley College deputy principal Matthew Grant


Priestley College has celebrated a decade of success after students secured a 100 per cent pass rate in 38 subjects.

For the 10th year in succession there was a 99 per cent pass rate across all subjects with 72 per cent of A-level grades awarded at A* to C.


Find the anwers to the question round below.

1. 280,000 

2. Maths

3. Computing

4. Half a million, according to UCAS. 

5. Girls - for a third year in a row


It's question time. Can you guess the answers...

1. How many students sat their A-levels this year?

2. Name the most popular subject which students took this year?

3. Name the subject which saw the biggest rise in popularity?

4. How many students are expected to start university in September?

5. Who perfomed better in their A-levels - boys or girls?

Answers to be revealed. 



Birchwood College celebrates its best results yet with 53 per cent of students achieving an A* to B grade.

55 per cent of BTEC students gained a distinction A* or distinction grade.

Congratulations everyone!

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More images coming in from Birchwood College. 

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The overall A* to E pass rate is 98 per cent, down 0.1 percentage point on last year.

This is the first time it has fallen since 1982.

The council is currently collecting data to compare the Warrington results with the national average. Stay tuned. 


Click here for the Lymm Sixth Form results. 


In his latest column, Lawrence Bellamy, from the University of Chester's Padgate Campus, talks about what Warrington has to offer for youngsters who have done their exams this summer.

You can read his thoughts here


For the full breakdown of Bridgewater Sixth Form results, click here


Self-confessed ‘nerd’, David Morris (pictured centre), was blown away today when he got his results – four A*s in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry. 

The 18-year-old from Culcheth is going on to study for a degree in engineering. 

The former Culcheth High School pupil said he can’t wait to start at university to immerse himself in his two passions – science and sport. 

Throughout his time at Winstanley College, David competed in the College rugby union and basketball teams which is something that you don’t often see the ‘nerds’ being interested in. 

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For the breakdown of Birchwood College's results, click here



Have you picked up your results today? E-mail your photos to at or tweet @warringtonnews. 


Nathan Durrington and Lewis Smith, both aged 18, at Culcheth Sixth Form.

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University Academy Warrington Sixth Form student Katrina McRoy, aged 18, said getting her results was 'a weight off her shoulders'.

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11:16am Thu 14 Aug 14

life1 says

Well Done to my daughter Aaliyah Reddish, So so proud of you! John Moores isn't ready for what you are going to bring to them ha Drinks on you later


Sayfe Talat and Sophie Bretnall at Culcheth Sixth Form.

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Barrow Hall student Beth Elliott is off to Liverpool John Moores to study sport and exercise Science:

“I am really happy with my results and to finally gain my place at University.  BHC gave me a second chance after it all went wrong for me the first time in Year 12. 

"They mopped me up and gave me a fresh start when other colleges would have written me off."


The results only show a small snapshot of our students achievements, in addition to A’levels and BTECs our students have a rich diet of additional qualifications that all add to their employability and University progression. Today is a celebration of all their achievements and we wish them every success in their next steps

Barrow Hall head teacher Paula Crawley


“We are delighted with this set of results, our students are a real credit to us, their tenacity and hard work has paid off and we are thrilled so many are progressing to their first choice of University”

Barrow Hall executive head teacher Alan Davies


Results at Barrow Hall have improved on last year's with 30 per cent of students achieving three or more A*, A, B or equivalent grades.

This is an 11 per cent increase on 2013.

One hundred percent of students achieved at least one A-level and one hundred per cent achieved a pass rate for BTEC courses with over half achieving the top grade of distinction.


Adam Piatt, who will be heading to Cambridge University in September. 

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Friends Rebecca Southworth and Jessica Cuerden are all smiles after picking up their much-anticipated results at Culcheth Sixth Form.

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Priestley College is also celebrating another year of incredible results

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Aaliyah Reddish, Lauren Naylor and Lauren Chorley from University Academy Warrington Sixth Form celebrate their results.

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A-level students jumping for joy at Birchwood College

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Head teacher of Birchwood College, John Burnham, was delighted with this year's set of results.

He said: "The results demonstrate that our college environment, aimed at focussing on the individual and personalising learning to meet each student's needs as aspirations, really is a recipe for success.

"I couldn't be more pleased for them and for the staff who have shown such commitment to our students over the last two years."


So stay tuned for photos from colleges and sixth forms from across the town. 


Don't forget to email in your own photographs to or tweet us @warringtonnews. 


And a final one from Penketh

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More happiness at Penketh - thanks to teacher Mr Kay (or head of media development if you want his full title!) for these great pictures

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10:32am Thu 14 Aug 14

Concernedofwarrington says

Well done to my daughter Laura Balme who achieved B, B, C, C !! she has secured a place at John Moores University to study Law .... Well Done Laura


Youngsters at Penketh High School have been celebrating results this morning.

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18-year-old Lauren Naylor said she was 'overwhelmed' with her results and is now looking forward to studying business management at Edge Hill University.

Aaliyah Reddish is also delighted about her results.

She said: "I'm really happy as I've got into my first choice uni."

Aaliyah will start Liverpool John Moores University in September to study events management. 


University Academy Warrington will be our next stop. 


Holly Gardener could not wipe the smile off her face after gaining a triple distinction A*.

"I'm really happy. It's been such a long wait," said the 18-year-old.


One student celebrating was Eleanor Panting, who said she had no sleep last night after nerves kept her awake.

The 18-year-old said: "I'm made up. I have done better than expected. It's such a relief."

After picking up one A*, two As and a distinction A*, Eleanor is now set to study business studies with a year in industry at the University of Liverpool.


Students at Birchwood College have surpassed expectation to pull in its best results yet.

83 per cent of students achieved A* to C grades.

Well done everyone.




We are now en route to Birchwood College - umbrella donations will be greatly appreciated! 


Not everyone of course will be going to university.

Manchester based IT apprenticeships business QA Apprenticeships has today published statistics showing a 108 per cent increase in demand for IT apprenticeships from school leavers seeking an effective route into tech careers, aside from the traditional university route.



Michael Ross said the hard work was worth it after picking up three A*s and one A.

"I actually slept really well but I always do," laughed Michael.

"But I was nervous when I woke up this morning. I'm just glad I didn't have to go into clearing."

The 18-year-old will be attending the University of Aberdeen to study medicine in September.


Student Beth White was jumping for joy after discovering she had achieved better than expected.

The 18-year-old, who will be attending Lancaster University in September to study law, said: " I found out at 6am that I had got into uni.

"That was a huge relief."

Beth picked up one A* and three As.



Celebrations are in full swing at Priestley at pupils flood in with the rain to pick up their results.


Don't forget you can tweet us your results via @warringtonnews


The next stop on our results tour is Priestley College.



It has been a nervous time for pupils who have been waiting all summer to find out their A-level fate.

We want to hear from you. Tweet us @warringtonnews or e-mail

Results selfies will be welcomed with open arms. 


Sayfe Talat now has to decide whether to attend Liverpool John Moores or Manchester Metropolitan University.

Speaking about the anxious wait for his results, the 18-year-old said: "You have to try and stay calm and not get stressed about it.

"I knew I had done my best and I couldn't have done anything else."

Sayfe has picked up two Bs and one C.


It's all smiles at Culcheth Sixth Form as pupils arrive to pick up their results.

Adam Piatt was breathing a huge sigh of relief after picking up an impressive four A*s and one A.

The 18-year-old is now looking forward to attending Cambridge University in September.

Congratulations Adam!


Schools start giving out results from 8.30am so we will start to have reaction soon.

And full results from schools will be sent to us later in the morning


Of course, not everybody will get the results they want today.

So we have worked with Warrington Collegiate, Priestley and the council to provide you with this handy guide.

Click here for more



We want you to get involved throughout the day.

You can e-mail or tweet us @warringtonnews or comment at the bottom of this page


Good morning,

Feeling a bit sick? Been unable to sleep? Worried about what will happen today?

If the answer to all these questions is yes, chances are you are picking up your A-level results today.

If the answer is yes and you aren't picking up your results, perhaps seek medical advice.

We are out and about bringing you all the news and reaction

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10:32am Thu 14 Aug 14

Concernedofwarrington says...

Well done to my daughter Laura Balme who achieved B, B, C, C !! she has secured a place at John Moores University to study Law .... Well Done Laura
Well done to my daughter Laura Balme who achieved B, B, C, C !! she has secured a place at John Moores University to study Law .... Well Done Laura Concernedofwarrington
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11:16am Thu 14 Aug 14

life1 says...

Well Done to my daughter Aaliyah Reddish, So so proud of you! John Moores isn't ready for what you are going to bring to them ha Drinks on you later
Well Done to my daughter Aaliyah Reddish, So so proud of you! John Moores isn't ready for what you are going to bring to them ha Drinks on you later life1
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9:17pm Thu 14 Aug 14

dodobird says...

Congratulations to all! Well done , the hard work pays off. I remember the feeling, waiting for my results many, many years ago. They came by mail then and it was nerve wracking, opening the letter. Good luck to you, from Canada.
Congratulations to all! Well done , the hard work pays off. I remember the feeling, waiting for my results many, many years ago. They came by mail then and it was nerve wracking, opening the letter. Good luck to you, from Canada. dodobird
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