BARNSLEY College tutors are celebrating after their students recorded a landmark 100 per cent pass rate in their exams.

The group of ten year two animal management students completed their exams in March, with one student gaining a distinction, one securing a merit, and the remaining eight receiving passes.

The exam equates to 40 per cent of their final grades, with the remaining made up of coursework, which was submitted this month with final grades released in August.

Daniel Seston, who has an offer to study animal behaviour and conservation at Manchester Metropolitan, said: “I chose the college because it had the course I wanted to study, which would lead me to my dream career of becoming a zookeeper.

“I am extremely happy that I received a distinction in the exam as it will help secure my place at university.

“I struggled with writing reports, however with the support of my mother and tutors, I overcame these.”

Tristen Greenwood, animal care course leader, added: “I am immensely proud of every student.

“These students sat their GCSEs as we were coming out of covid so the fact they all passed their exams is amazing.

“I am extremely proud of each and every student and I can’t wait to see where they end up in their careers.”