STUDENTS and staff at Ellesmere College are celebrating after BTEC Diploma results came back with a 100 per cent pass rate.

The Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A Levels, was taken on by six Ellesmere College students, with more than half of the grades achieved being Distinction or Distinction star.

One student achieved the highest mark possible with three Distinction stars.

Brendan Wignall, Ellesmere College headmaster, is delighted to see such good results from the students.

He said: "I am absolutely delighted for our students who have done so well on the BTEC Sports Diploma programme. Once again obtained a 100 per cent pass rate which is 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 special mentions must be given to Jacob Elliott, Amelia Rodd and Charlie Hutchinson whose outstanding achievements are all the more remarkable given that all three train daily as competitive swimmers with the Titans.

"We look forward now to the publication of the A Level and GCSE results in August."

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.

Universities have continually recognised the quality of students who complete the BTEC programme.

The skillsets acquired from the Diploma allows them to receive offers from a range of leading UK and international universities; including some high-level sports scholarships.