This year has been another excellent year for students studying their A-levels at Pembrokeshire College with an over pass rate of 99% against a Welsh national comparator of 97.6% and 24 out of 27 subjects achieving a 100% pass rate.
For the fifth consecutive year, Pembrokeshire College students have performed better than the Welsh national comparator for overall pass rates at A2. Results for 2018/19 also saw 82% of students achieving A*-C grades and 19% achieving A*-A grades (against national comparators of 76% and 27% respectively). Over 250 A-level and Extended Diploma students are now hopeful of securing their places at university.
After gaining A*AA in English Literature, Spanish and History, former Castle School pupil, Harper Dafforn will be heading to St Catherine’s College, Oxford to read English Literature and Classics.
Meanwhile, with A* grades in Physics and Maths alongside A grades in Geography and AS Chemistry, former Ysgol Bro Gwaun pupil, Jake Thomson is heading to the University of Exeter to read Natural Sciences while former Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi pupil, Ffion McEvoy, will be reading Economics at the University of Amsterdam after securing A* grades in Maths and Biology and an A grade in Further Mathematics.
Other high achieving students include former Ysgol Harri Tudur pupils Holly Jones who secured A*AA and will be heading to the University of Bath to read Chemical Engineering, and Caitlin Nutting and Aaron Thomas who both achieved three A grades. Caitlin will now be pursuing a Chemistry degree at the University of Warwick while Thomas is off to the University of Southampton to undertake a Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
After gaining an A* in Mathematics and Physics and an A grade in Further Mathematics, Jerry Owen (also a former Ysgol Bro Gwaun pupil) is heading to Nottingham Trent University to pursue Sports Engineering. Jerry is also to be congratulated on recently winning Gold at the British Rowing Beach Sprints, and representing Great Britain in the World Coastal Rowing Championships.
Other student university destinations include: Cardiff, Plymouth, Bristol, Exeter, and Liverpool.
The College also saw BTEC National Diploma students excelling with many students achieving Distinction grades and taking up places at universities across the UK to study a range of subjects including Zoology, Biochemistry, Biomedical, Optometry and Midwifery.
After receiving this year’s A-level results, Principal Dr Barry Walters commented: “We are delighted with our results at both A2 and AS this year and are incredibly proud of our learners who have worked extremely hard to achieve these grades. To continue to perform above the Welsh national comparator for overall pass rates is a terrific achievement and is against a backdrop of a three-fold increase in students choosing to study their A-levels at the College.
“With a significant number of learners, from both A-levels and vocational diplomas, now progressing to universities across the UK to study a vast array of programmes, we wish them all the best of luck and hope that they will keep in touch as they progress through their studies and into their future careers.”