Students from Ellesmere College is celebrating after recording a 100 per cent pass rate in their BTEC Sport Diploma results.

Six students secured Extended Diplomas, with one student, Christopher Hooper, attained 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.

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 at university.

Brendan Wignall, Ellesmere College headteacher, said: “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 on his 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.”