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A-level and Vocational students reap the rewards of hard work

Students at Coleg Sir Gâr are once again celebrating on achieving an excellent set of A-level results.Ellie Dainton with her results

The percentage of A* - E grades was extremely high at 99%, with a record 28 out of 32 subjects posting a 100% pass rate.

Students on the A-level Academic, Cultural, Excellence (ACE) programme achieved outstanding results with 86% of grades being in the range of A* - B in subjects across the curriculum enabling them to go to their first choice of university, including those within Oxbridge and the Sutton 30 Group.

Head of A-levels and Access, Mrs Vanessa Cashmore, stated:

“We are delighted at the success of our students and this reflects the hard work and effort of students and staff over the last two years of study at the college. 

“On behalf of all staff at the college we wish our learners every success as they go to the very best universities across the United Kingdom and into employment.”’

Shannon Gilbert, a former Australian resident, is going to study at Churchill College Cambridge to study Asian and Middle Eastern Studies after attaining A*s in history, mathematics and religious studies and an A in English language and literature.

Ellie Dainton (pictured), a former Coedcae School student obtained 3 A*s in geography, mathematics and further mathematics. She now intends to study mathematics at the University of Bath.

Liam Hill, a former Queen Elizabeth Cambria Carmarthen student obtained A*s in geology, art and design, advanced Welsh baccalaureate diploma and an A in geography. Liam is intending to study geology at Liverpool University.

Lucy Havard, a former Bryngwyn School student obtained an A* in drama and theatre studies and A grades in history and mathematics. Lucy is undertaking a gap year to pursue auditions to drama schools.

Abigail Macmillan-Jones, a former Tregib School student, achieved an A* in chemistry and A grades in biology and mathematics. Abigail is intending to study medicine at Cardiff University.

Tara Edwards, a former St John Lloyd School student also had exceptional A level results attaining A* in Welsh, an A in history and B grades in chemistry and biology. Tara is going to study biomedical sciences at university.  

Mr Barry Liles, college principal stated: “It is great to see our students performing consistently well and to a high standard. Performances in A level mathematics and history are particularly strong again this year and it was very pleasing to see great improvement in our A level science results with a number of learners obtaining the highest grades. It is also very pleasing to see learners continuing to progress to the very best universities.

“The Welsh Baccalaureate qualification also continues to be a great success at the college and I am delighted that many students have successfully achieved high grades for the Advanced Diploma, as these were awarded for the first time this year. In vocational study, nearly 10% of learners achieved the highest %D*D*D* grade, whilst a quarter achieved grades higher than DDD for their Extended Diploma qualifications.  High grades on vocational programmes coupled with tremendous success in national skills competitions will enable vocational learners to progress to university, higher level apprenticeships and future employment. This excellent performance reflects the progression of students from the strong foundations laid in partner schools in Carmarthenshire and beyond. 

“On behalf of the college, I wish them the very best for the future.”

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