Old school seen off by smart students

Collegiate High School pupil Brad Molyneux on GCSE results day
Collegiate High School pupil Brad Molyneux on GCSE results day
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Determined students at Collegiate High School made sure their secondary school went out with a bang as they achieved great GCSE results.

It was an emotional day as teenagers picked up their results from the school’s neighbouring sports centre as builders demolish their old school buildings to make way for a new £14m school.

Now the teens are looking forward to the future, planning careers spanning from engineering to youth work and health and social care.

Outgoing deputy head boy Kyle Ebdon, 15, from North Shore, achieved six As and four Bs, including As in sciences, maths, further maths and drama. He said: “I’m really passionate about these subjects and science is cool so I got better grades than I was predicted.

“I feel honoured to have been the last deputy head boy, it was a great school.”

Friends Abigail Brown and Chloe Birch, both 16 and from Bispham, are going on to Blackpool and The Fylde College to study health and social care.

Abigail said: “It felt great seeing my grades. It has been hard because of all the changes in school this year but the teachers gave us so much support.”

Brad Molyneux, 16, from Blackpool, exceeded his own expectations and is looking forward to studying engineering at Blackpool Sixth Form.

He said: “Looking to the future, engineering seems to be a good prospect. You hear about their being a shortage of engineers so it’ll be a good job.”