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A-level results show continued high standards and outstanding individual performances

In what has been an unprecedented time for education across Wales, learners at Coleg Sir Gâr have built on their previous GCSE and AS level studies to achieve an excellent set of A-level results.

For A level qualifications, the College celebrates 36% of learners attaining A*-A grades, whilst 13% of entries achieved the top A* grades. This is an outstanding achievement and a testament to the hard work of all students and staff throughout the last two years. Notable subject performances included Mathematics, Computing, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Further Mathematics, Geography, Government and Politics, Sociology and Modern Foreign Languages. Overall, 88% of learners achieved grades A*- C and 100% achieved grades A – E. This improves on the performance of the previous years and we would like to congratulate everyone on their success.

Some outstanding individual performances have led to learners going to study a range of disciplines  including, Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Veterinary Science, Finance and Economics, Languages, Journalism, Art and Architecture, all at top Russell Group and high performing universities.

Head of A-levels and Access, Mrs Orla Williams, stated:
‘We are delighted at the improved success of our students and this reflects the hard work and effort of both 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.’

Dr Andrew Cornish, Principal at Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion stated:
‘It is great to see our students performing consistently well and to a high standard.  These A Level results along with an equally strong performance in the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will see our learners continue to progress to Higher Education, both locally at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and throughout the United Kingdom to pursue their chosen careers.

Equally impressive is the high grades achieved on our vocational programmes. These results, coupled with tremendous success in national and international skills competitions, will enable our vocational learners to progress to University, Apprenticeships, Higher Level Apprenticeships and future employment.

Overall, 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.’