GCSE results outperform the national average – again

Published: August 12, 2021

Telford College is celebrating another ‘excellent’ set of GCSE results, with pass rates and high grades once again running comfortably ahead of the national average.

The overall pass rate of more than 99% for maths and English qualifications is 7.3% above this year’s UK average.

There was a 100% pass rate for the college’s adult learners.

And the number of Telford College students achieving high grade passes of 4 or above is nearly 20% higher than the national average.

“Maths and English are the foundations of everyone’s careers, opening up a much wider range of higher level courses and job opportunities,” said principal and chief executive Graham Guest.

Graham Guest, Telford College principal

Graham Guest, Telford College principal

“So we are particularly pleased with these excellent results, which reflect the hard work of our students, and the efforts of our staff during what has been another challenging and unorthodox year.

“We look forward to seeing many of them now progress with us onto A level or vocational courses over the coming years.”

Telford College staff are now on hand to discuss progression opportunities with GCSE students, and explain the range of further education opportunities in the 2021/22 curriculum.

The college’s course enquiries hotline is 01952 642237. Full details can be found at www.telfordcollege.ac.uk.

The college has already reported an improved set of A Level results this week, also outperforming the national average and including a record-breaking percentage of high grades.

The college’s 7th Form saw an overall 11% rise in high grades this year, with 100% pass rates across three quarters of its curriculum areas including English language and literature, further maths, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, economics, business studies, law, psychology, and computer science.