Fancy that! Husain embarks on Mathematics career
Husain Fancy is delighted to be able to prove his former Chemistry teacher wrong - after exceeding all his expectations in his A-Levels.
The 18-year-old Blackburn College student secured an A*, A and B in his A-Levels in Maths, Chemistry and Further Maths – despite achieving a grade C in his GCSE Chemistry only two years earlier.
Husain said: “I think I’m going to have to call up my former Chemistry teacher about the A at A-Level! I got a grade C at GCSE so I have made a massive leap.
“The tutors have been so helpful at Blackburn College and made me feel welcome from the word go.
“I’m now moving on to the University of Manchester to study BA (Hons) Mathematics. I’m looking forward to that challenge.
“I’d really encourage anyone considering studying Maths at A-Level to think about Blackburn College. The Mathematics teachers are excellent – they have made the sessions interesting and varied as well as pushing us.
“I’d really like to thank my Maths tutors at Blackburn College, Ruth Harrison and Martin Whyke, who have supported me to get the A*.”
Blackburn College students achieved a 100% pass rate in 22 A-Level subjects with the highest performing A-Level programmes including Accounting, Further Maths, Government and Politics, Classical Civilisations and Fine Art.
The College’s continued success - year-on-year improvements for three years running - means this year’s students are set to progress to top universities across the country including Lancaster University, the University of Leeds, the University of Manchester, and Blackburn College’s own University Centre where 85% of degrees are awarded by Lancaster University and with over 3000 students in 2016.
Principal and Chief Executive Dr Thomas Moore was delighted with the results.
“We would like to congratulate all the students on their hard work and dedication and wish them well in the future.
“Special thanks must be given to the College’s excellent team of academic staff for their continued commitment to outstanding teaching and learning.
“Students consistently tell us that the academic support and guidance received from their teachers and support staff is a key reason for their high level of success and in the results of the National Student Survey 2016 of Higher Education Institutions in England, the University Centre at Blackburn College was placed in the top 25% nationally for academic support.”
22 Aug 2016, 09:00 AM