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Buxton & Leek College’s “class of 2023” have been celebrating their achievements at Level 3 following results being made available on Thursday 17 August.
Tea Gaines

Students queued up at both Buxton and Leek campuses to find out their grades in various Level 3 subjects, with the college reporting outstanding results being achieved across the board.

Amongst those celebrating high achievement was Tea Gaines,19, from Leek, who was graded triple Distinction Star *** in Art & Design, the highest possible grade. She will be going on to study Costume Design and Textiles at Huddersfield University.

Fatou Sosseh O’brien, age 19, from Buxton, was awarded a double Distinction Star** and Merit in Health & Social Care with applied psychology; she said:

Fatou Sosseh O’brien 

I’m so grateful to my tutor Jess for supporting me through the course. My next steps are either going to Nottingham Trent or Sheffield Hallam Uni, and after that I’d like to get a job in Adult Nursing.”

Eve Bird

Eve Bird, 18, from Endon, was in the sun celebrating with her dad, following attaining a double Distinction, Merit in Health & Social Care with Applied Psychology.  Eve’s next steps are going to Staffs University to study Forensic and Criminological Psychology.

Dylan Marriott-Richardson

Another BLC student starting his next chapter with the highest possible UCAS points is Dylan Marriott-Richardson, aged 19, from Leek, who got triple Distinction Star ***  in his Media Level 3.

“I’m planning to go to Salford University to do the Film Production degree and eventually I’m hoping to go into Film Editing.” Said Dylan.

Zara Siaghi

Zara Siaghi’s double Distinction Star** and Distinction  in her Business course will enable her to pursue a Higher Degree Apprenticeship with Whittaker & Biggs. She was invited on to talk about her next steps on the BBC Radio 1 programme, Life Hacks.

Level 3 qualifications are vocational, practical based programmes that open doors for employment, University or apprenticeships. The college has a wide range of routes available for GCSE students that have just received their grades, and welcome calls from students still unsure of their next steps.

Maddison Bedford aged 19, from Endon, was also overjoyed to open her Art & Design results to see triple Distinction Star ***.

BLC’s Information, Advice and Guidance team is on hand to go over student options. If you’re thinking of joining the college in September and still unsure of what to do, it’s not too late to apply and enrol.

Contact BLC admissions team on 0800 074 0099 or email