There’s a festival spirit at Coleg y Cymoedd today (17th August) as learners and teachers celebrate another year of impressive exam results.
The college’s dedicated Sixth Form Centre, which is delivered in partnership with St David’s Catholic College and Cardinal Newman Roman Catholic School, has seen another year of exceptional results, re-affirming its position as one of the leading A-level providers in the South Wales Valleys.
This year, Coleg y Cymoedd is celebrating a 98 per cent pass rate at A Level, with a 5 per cent rise in A*/A results. Today also saw many of the college’s 23 A-Level subject areas achieving a 100 per cent pass rate, including English, Law, History, Geography, Photography, Drama, DT, French, Music, Media, Film and Business Studies.
With over 240 learners receiving their results today, Coleg y Cymoedd is the largest A-level provider in Caerphilly and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
The day’s outstanding achievements include seven Valleys learners from RCT, Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil, who all secured a highly impressive set of A*/A Grades across the board.
Megan Howells, 18, from Merthyr Tydfil will be heading to Queen’s College, Oxford in September to study Law after achieving outstanding A*A*A grades in English, Law and History.
Meanwhile, Aoife Elwood, 18, from Caerphilly, is set to study Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Oxford’s Lady Margaret Hall College after achieving AAA grades in Biology, English and History.
Mollie Eatwell, 18, and Oliana Finlayson, 18, also both from Caerphilly, have topped off the college’s success by achieving highly impressive grades of A*A A in the same three subjects - Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies. Mollie will be studying Sociology with Criminology at Exeter University, while Oliana is bound for Birmingham University.
In addition, A-Level learners Luke Ashman, Sam Andrews and Christopher Hodges have all secured straight As in a range of subjects, gaining them all places at top Russell Group universities.
Judith Evans, Principal of Coleg y Cymoedd, said: “The fantastic results that we have seen today are testament to the hard work and commitment of staff and students alike over the past two-years.
“Our mission is to provide high quality education to the South Wales region and so it is a pleasure to see our learners’ continuing success at the Sixth Form Centre.
“It is a proud day for the college as well and the families of these young people, and we wish them the very best for the future as they move on to university, further education or training, or take their first steps on the career ladder.”
View more photos taken at A Level Results Day 2017
There are still places available for A-Level and vocational courses starting in September 2017. For more information about the courses available and how to apply, visit www.cymoedd.ac.uk.