A level results success at Telford College
Telford College is celebrating another impressive set of A level results, with an overall pass rate of 94%.
Highlights included a 100% pass rate on chemistry courses for the third year in succession, plus further 100% achievement rates in combined English language and literature, along with biology, physics and media studies.
High grade achievement rates at Telford College were above the national average in many areas, with A* to B grades going to 50% of maths students, 47% of chemistry students, and 40% on biology courses.
More than two thirds of students are continuing in education, with many going on to study at top universities in the Russell Group.
Three out of 10 students are moving directly into employment, or taking on apprenticeships – a sharp rise on the same time last year.
Among the delighted students who collected their results at the college today was Molly Coulson of Wellington, who is off to Birmingham University to study theoretical physics and applied maths after gaining two A* and two A grades.
Zafrana Parveen, from Hadley, is also going to Birmingham, to study sociology with criminology, after a B in film, C in sociology, and D in history.
She said: “I’ve really grown as a person during my time at Telford College. It’s boosted my confidence, helped me to make a lot of new friends, and the teachers always push you your best possible grades.”
Callum France from Leegomery is going to Chester to study pharmacology, after his A, B and C grades in maths, chemistry and psychology.
He said: “I’ve enjoyed the freedom and flexibility here. I really want to make a career researching the development of drug treatments; if I could help to develop a cure for something one day, that would be just amazing.”
Sophie Jervis from Leegomery is off to De Montfort university in Leicester to read history on the back of one B and two C grades. She said the opportunity for one-on-one chats with Telford College teachers, and personalised feedback they provided, helped her sgreatly.
And Julia Paszek, from Dawley, has her sights set on teaching English as a foreign language, and travelling the world, after gaining the grades she needed for a teaching course at Derby university.
Graham Guest, the college’s principal and chief executive, said: “We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements, which is just reward for all their 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.
“We are now looking forward to the start of a new era here in September, when we welcome the first students to our new 7th Form, which will be blending A level courses with direct links to universities, as well as industry mentors from local businesses.
“It will provide young people with valuable insight into the world of work, and give them a great platform for future employment.
“Education has to adapt to young people’s modern-day lifestyles, and that is exactly what we are doing.”
It’s not too late to enrol and study A levels in September.