Telford College celebrates its best-ever A level results
Telford College is celebrating its best-ever set of A Level results, with 100% success rates across a host of subject areas.
The college’s overall pass rate was up by 6% on last year, and overall achievement rates were once again comfortably ahead of the national averages.
Subject areas recording 100% pass rates included further maths, English language and literature, geography, economics, fine art, photography, biology, and sociology. Overall achievement rates across the entire college were up by 8% on last year.
The results are the first to come from the college’s new 7th Form, which blends traditional sixth form activities with direct links to universities, and partnerships with mentors from more than 40 high-profile local businesses.
The aim is to give students a much wider range of career options – and a greater awareness of what lies in store for them when they enter the world of work.
Graham Guest, principal and chief executive of Telford College, said: “These are fantastic results, which reflect the well-established academic provision we have built at the college.
“Education has to adapt to young people’s modern-day lifestyles, and that is exactly what we are doing with our 7th Form. We are delighted to see that this year’s A level results reflect the positive changes we have made.
“It is particularly pleasing to see we have recorded our best results for maths A levels in years, against a national climate where achievement rates have fallen dramatically.”
Holly Davies, head of 7th Form at Telford College, added: “We are immensely proud of our students, and delighted to see that they have been rewarded for their many hours of hard work.
“Preparing young people for their next step is what we take huge pride in doing, and we could not have achieved these results without the continued commitment and hard work of our staff.”
Among the students who received their results today was Sophia Hall, 18 from Bratton, who studied English, psychology and history, and is off to Nottingham University to read history.
She said: “It’s been a really good experience. We have had much more of a format and routine since becoming the 7th form, and have received lots of support from staff.”
Sophie Duigenan, 18, from Admaston, who plans to study maths at university in Birmingham, added: “Having our own dedicated 7th Form study centre on the Telford College campus has been excellent.”
Pic: Graham Guest, Principal & CEO