TALENTED students from Cronton Sixth Form College have been honoured with a prestigious awards evening after they secured top university places.

The college in Cronton Lane, Widnes, welcomed back former A-Level students, who are now studying at some of the top universities around the world.

The annual celebration is a key event which allows staff to acknowledge the hard work and results of their former students and to hear about the career paths they have now progressed on to.

Head of Cronton Sixth Form, Leeann Bellfield, welcomed the Mayor of Halton, councillor John Bradshaw, Mayoress councillor Marjorie Bradshaw and chair of governors at Wirral Metropolitan College, Paul Smith, alongside past students and their guests.

Over thirty awards from different A-Level curriculum areas were presented on stage by the Mayor of Halton to the exceptional students who had gone above and beyond during their studies.

Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths student Rahim Raja took home the student of the year award on the night.

Rahim has now progressed to the University of Chicago in the United States where he is studying Physics.

Leeann Bellfield said: “It was my honour and privilege as head of this wonderful college to present the class of 2018 with their awards and certificates during the evening.

"We were delighted to welcome back so many of our former students, who have now gone on to study at top universities across the country.

"The Class of 2018 achieved our best ever A-Level results with a 100 per cent pass rate and 86 per cent high grades, exceeding all national benchmarks.

"Many of them have now gone on to study at some of the top universities both nationally and internationally, including Oxford, Cambridge and the University of Chicago.

"I would like to wish all of the students the very best of luck for the future."