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A* Grades at Pembrokeshire College: Double the Welsh Comparator
This year has seen outstanding results for students studying their A-levels at Pembrokeshire College with 23 out of 25 subjects achieving a 100% pass rate and a record 33% of students achieving A* or A grades.
Pembrokeshire College students have achieved some of the best results in Wales with 33.3% of students achieving A*-A grades (Welsh comparator 23.3%) and a huge 14% of students achieving A* grades (Welsh comparator 6.7%).
After achieving three A* and an A grade, high-flying student James Taylor is off to Oxford University to read Chemical Engineering. James who studied Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths said: “The teaching and support at the College has been amazing throughout the course, I’m really looking forward to going off to university now.”
James joined fellow STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students Olivia Collens, Vinnie Daniels and Luke Lear in picking up a cheque for £1,000, as part of their College STEM bursary which aims to support young people looking to pursue a career in the STEM subjects.
Olivia, who also achieved two A* and two A grades, will now be travelling to the USA where she has secured a place at Middlebury University to study Biochemistry through the Sutton Trust US university programme.
Other student university destinations include: Exeter, Durham, Plymouth, Southampton, York, Portsmouth and UCL.
The College also saw BTEC National Diploma students excelling with Kyle Kerslake achieving D*D*D* in the Extended Diploma in IT (equivalent to three A* at A-level) along with a B grade in AS-level Computer Science. Kyle will now go on to read Computer Science at Bath University. Fellow diploma student Stephen Thomas achieved D*D*D* in Operations Maintenance (the first student to achieve straight D* on this course) while classmate Bryce Davey achieved D*D*D and will now go on to read Sustainable Engineering at Lancaster University proving that Extended Diplomas can be a real alternative to A-levels for students looking to progress to university.
After receiving this year’s A-level results for the College, Deputy Principal Dr Barry Walters said: “We are delighted with this year’s A-level results. Results as strong as this are only achievable through the combination of the hard work of the students and the dedication and commitment of an excellent staff team. These outcomes also demonstrate the College’s strengths in the delivery of both academic and vocational programmes.”
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