Students at Coleg Sir Gâr are once again celebrating, achieving an excellent set of A-level results where the percentage of A* - E grades was again extremely high at 98%, with 23 out of 30 subjects posting a 100% pass rate.
A-level performance in science and mathematics subjects has improved significantly with 78% of learners achieving A*-C grades, within an overall pass rate of 99%. In addition, a high percentage of students obtained the highest A* grade in A-level chemistry (13%), geography (12%), government and politics (17%) and further mathematics (18%), highlighting the hard work and dedication of both learners and staff across the A-level programme.
Students on the A-level Academic, Cultural, Excellence (ACE) programme achieved outstanding results with 50% of examination entries yielding either an A* or A grade, enabling them to go to their first choice of university, including those within the Sutton 30 Group.
Head of A-levels and Access, Mrs Vanessa Cashmore, said: “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.”
Stephen Hughes, a former Bryngwyn Comprehensive School pupil obtained A* in geography, A* in government and politics, an A in history and an A in world development. Stephen will be studying geography at Churchill College at Cambridge University.
Georgina Knapman, a former St John Lloyd pupil obtained three A*s in chemistry, biology and mathematics and an AS in further mathematics at grade A. Georgina is going to study medicine at Imperial College, London.
Rhys Austin, a former Coedcae student obtained 2A*s in chemistry and biology and an A grade in mathematics. Rhys is going to study pharmacy at Cardiff University.
Owen Wastell, a former St John Lloyd pupil obtained and A* in further mathematics, an A in mathematics, an A in physics and a B in geography. Owen is intending to study aeronautical engineering at the University of Surrey.
All four students have benefited by being part of the Carmarthenshire-Pembrokeshire SEREN network programme for more able and talented students.
Mr Barry Liles, Coleg Sir Gâr Principal, said: “It is great to see our students performing consistently well and to a high standard and performances in STEM subjects are particularly strong this year.
“These A-level results along with an equally strong performance in the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate qualification will see our learners continue to progress to higher education, both locally at UWTSD and throughout the United Kingdom, to pursue their chosen careers.
“High grades on vocational programmes coupled with tremendous success in national skills competitions will enable vocational learners to progress to university, apprenticeships, higher level apprenticeships and future employment.
“This excellent performance reflects the progression of students from the strong foundations laid in partner schools in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and beyond. On behalf of the college, I wish them the very best for the future.”