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Success Stories at City College 2021

City College students achieve best set of results ever, with 100% A* – E grades!


“Crowning” Achievement

City College student Mariam Alghabra has gained three top grades in her A levels enabling her to study dentistry at Bristol University.

A refugee from war-torn Syria, Mariam has gone far more than the extra mile to fulfill her promise.

After an unsuccessful start at further education elsewhere in Stoke, she returned to study with City College in Burslem, attached VIth form of her former school, Haywood Academy, which she joined having making the traumatic journey from her homeland.

Mariam’s dream to be a dentist may have initially eluded her, but the City Learning Trust funded her course costs in her final year, recognizing her overwhelming desire and commitment.

Strategic Lead at the Queen Street based establishment, Justin Heath, commented: “City College prides itself on being different and making a difference – and there is no better example than Mariam’s wonderful success. Supporting our students in whatever form is what we are all about.”

Well done, Mariam!

Mariam pictured with her Science teacher Mr Peake


Police potentially set to steal straight As student

Whilst gaining three exceptional grades at A level, and easily meeting the requirements of prestigious universities, Danny Cook hopes to follow his dad into Staffordshire Police.

A City College student, Dan from Burslem, has excelled through commitment, hard work and tremendous ability.  He now sees his future supporting the community, a vocation that is hard to beat!

Danny collecting his results


Anything but random…

Adam Durber has aced his A levels and even his additional Extended Project Qualification based on the concept of randomness. Through hard work and focus, the City College student has realized his immense potential and will read mathematics at Keele.

 Adam (pictured left) and friends Harry Cartlidge (centre) and Kaitlin Webb (right) collecting results


Unlocking potential … in lockdown!

Jayden Daley-Cresswell (pictured right) has been rewarded with superlative grades for his tireless efforts during the pandemic pauses in his studies. The City College student maintained absolute dedication to his A level courses, despite the obstacles of lockdown, never missing a remote session and extending his learning independently.

He will now study history at Keele University.

Jayden is but one of an impressive set of performances at City College, where 100% of students have performed at A* to E this summer.

 Jayden and friends Danny (left) and Declan (centre) collecting results

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