Sarah Kelleher left Coleg Sir Gâr with A-levels in chemistry, maths and biology, which armed her with the qualifications she needed to study veterinary medicine and surgery at Nottingham University.
She also left with the college’s Achievement of Excellence Award for A-level and access to higher education studies, which celebrates the very best of the best.
The college achieved an overall 99% pass rate for its A-levels at grades A* to E this year with subjects in science and maths achieving a high percentage of A* grades; a significant factor which played a key part in Sarah achieving her top grades.
The former Coedcae pupil is now studying at Nottingham University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, which was her first choice of university.
Speaking about one of her chemistry tutors Julia Clement, Sarah Kelleher said: “You helped me with my work, personal statement and generally helped me to develop my confidence which has allowed me to achieve my goal of attending Nottingham University.”
Julia Clement added: “Sarah was an outstanding student and she applied herself to reaching her goal with hard work and sheer determination.
“She used her time at college very effectively and wisely as well as organising work experience to gain practical veterinary skills; she thoroughly deserves her place at university and we wish her well.”
Sarah also gained an AS in physics during her second year of A-level study and was part of the national academic programmes the Brilliant Club and the Seren Network in which she took part in a series of activities including a university visiting lecture programme and a veterinary conference.
Pics: Sarah Kelleher with her family at Coleg Sir Gâr’s Achievement of Excellence Awards held at the Stradey Park Hotel and a thank you card she created for her A-level tutors