This year has seen Pembrokeshire College retain a 100% pass rate for A-levels for the third consecutive year. Results for 2017/18 have also seen an increase in the number of students achieving A*-C grades with 84% of students achieving these top grades compared to 77% last year (and a Welsh national comparator of 76%). Almost 200 A-level and Extended Diploma students are now hopeful of securing their places at university.
After gaining an A* in Mathematics and Physics and a B in Further Mathematics, Oliver McIntosh has secured a place at the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology. As part of the next generation of Dyson engineers, Oliver will read Engineering at the University of Warwick whilst working alongside Dyson’s Global Engineering team from day one.
Meanwhile, after achieving three A grades in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics alongside a B grade in AS Level Physics, high-flying student Elin Phillips is off to read Dentistry at the University of Bristol. Elin commented: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at college and I’m now both nervous and excited about going off to university. I’ve wanted to be a dentist for a long time so I’m thrilled to have got my place at Bristol.”
With an A* in Business and an A in English Literature, Megan Scale has set her sights on reading Marketing at Durham University while Sion Lewis will be studying Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging in Cardiff University.
Having fast-tracked AS and A2 in just one year Harper Dafforn achieved an incredible A in History and an A in English Literature alongside a B grade in Spanish which she studied via distance learning.
Other student university destinations include: Exeter, Liverpool and University of the Arts London.
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 Midwifery, Mechanical Engineering, Photography, Medical Imaging, Computing and Nursing.
After receiving this year’s A-level results, Principal Dr Barry Walters said: “We are delighted with our results and to have retained a 100% pass rate for three consecutive years is terrific. These results are testament to the hard work and commitment of both our staff and students. Setting students off on their journey to university and their future careers is why we are here and seeing such great results, across both A2s, AS-levels and Extended Diplomas, further proves our commitment to delivering the highest quality teaching and learning. We wish all our students the best of luck as they now progress either onto university or into employment.”