A-level Results Day 2022: Student Stories

Further to last week’s fantastic achievement by all of our Year 13s, we are so proud that 86% of our students have been successful in securing their preferred university places. This includes students going onto places at Oxbridge and to study Medicine, Veterinary Science, Pharmacy, Engineering and much much more!

We would like to share some of our student’s stories and where their studies at The Blue Coat School Sixth Form will now take them.

hannah diamond

A* – History

A – Politics

A – Religious Studies

Hannah who lives in Diggle has successfully gained a full sporting scholarship at the University of Birmingham to study combined honours in Politics and History.  When not engaging in Political debates and History lectures Hannah has captained the school netball team winning the national finals earlier this year.  Hannah is not only Blue Coat’s captain but has captained England under 19’s national team and was vice captain of the England under 21’s team who won the European championships in the Ise of Man.  Hannah also plays professionally with Manchester Thunder netball team. Hannah’s sporting scholarship at Birmingham sees her pay no tuition fees and receive elite sports and strength and conditioning coaching all for free.

daisy cursham

A* – Chemistry

A* – Mathematics

A – Music

Daisy who lives in Chadderton has successfully gained a place to read Chemistry at the prestigious Keble college Oxford. Daisy is following in family footsteps with her love of Chemistry and hoping to work in the development and discovery of new medical drug production as her grandad did before her. Daisy often referred to as the musical chemist has gained ABRSM Level 4 Violin Diploma, and is currently enjoying being a member of the Halle Youth Orchestra and attends weekly rehearsals. As the leader of the Oldham Youth Orchestra she performed at the Royal Albert Hall.

Patrick Mcguiness

A – Mathematics

A – Product Design

B – Physics

Pat of Saddleworth has successfully secured a degree apprenticeship with Daresbury Laboratory.  Daresebury  Laboratory is a scientific research laboratory based at Sci-Tech Daresbury campus near Daresbury in Halton, Cheshire, England. The Daresbury Nuclear Physics Laboratory is one of two funded by the government in the UK.  Pat has had a passion for Science and engineering all through high school from winning the Blue Coat Bake off with his gravity defying Malteser cake to being part of a young engineers programme who created an automatic sorting system for rubbish in partnership with Innovative technology.  Pat who attended a science summer camp every year has now graduated to teaching younger children on the camp and inspiring the next generation of scientists.

Saudinha Co

A* – Chemistry

A* – Mathematics

B – Art

Saudinha of central Oldham has successfully secured a place to study architecture at the University of Manchester.  Saudinha regularly volunteers with her local church and in the local community taking part in fund raising activities and making food for charity events. Working with the Young Christian Workers Association, Saudinha gave up her time to help with the production and distribution of essential food hampers to people in Oldham who were at risk of food shortage due to the pandemic. Throughout her school life Saudinha has consistently tried to give back to others whenever she can. For example, in the work she has done with less able young people, mentoring and teaching them as part of the ‘Toe to Toe’ reading and learning program. Suadinha is a keen footballer, and active in local community sport. She is also a talented singer and member of Oldham Youth Choir.

Adam Rahman

B – Sociology

Distinction – PE

Merit – Applied Science

Adam has successfully gained a place to read sport and exercise science at Manchester Metropolitan University.  Adam also has a passion for football refereeing. He took to this after reading an article that junior football matches were been cancelled due to a shortage of referees. Adam spent time earning money and saving up to pay for a referees course. Now qualified Adam spends all weekend refereeing often doing 3 to 4 games on a Saturday and a Sunday. After games he will speak with parents and coaches and try and recruit more referees. Adam has been offered to referee at a higher level on weekends but has declined the opportunity as he sees his focus as helping grass roots football. Adam also referees school games free of charge during the week.


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The Blue Coat Sixth Form is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is www.cranmereducationtrust.com and the phone number 0161 785 5082.