Another great set of GCSE results for Telford College

Published: August 23, 2018

Telford College is celebrating another strong year of GCSE results, with English and maths pass rates once again comfortably out-performing the national average.

A total of 99% of students recorded passes this year under the new 9-1 grading system, which has replaced the A*-G ratings for all GCSEs.

Maths successes were 99% compared with the national average of 91%, while English passes were 99% – again well ahead of the national average, which was 92%.

  • 16-18 English GCSE 9-4: 32.2%  AOC National average 9-4: 29.7% (1.5% above)
  • 16-18 Maths GCSE 9-4:  27.7% AOC National average 9-4: 18.2% (9.5% above)

The GCSE results come on the back of a successful year of A level passes at Telford College this year, with 100% pass rates in a string of subjects – many of which also out-performed the national average.

Telford College’s GCSE success comes hot on the heels of last week’s A Level results, where students were celebrating 100% pass rates in many subjects | GCSE results at Telford College

Telford College’s GCSE success comes hot on the heels of last week’s A Level results, where students were celebrating 100% pass rates in many subjects | GCSE results at Telford College

Graham Guest, principal and chief executive of Telford College, said: “These are great GCSE results, and our students should be very proud to see their hard work rewarded.

“It’s been a great couple of weeks; our GCSE and A level successes are fantastic news for the college, as we continue to evolve our curriculum, and give students the employability skills they need for a successful career.

“The importance of achieving maths and English qualifications cannot be over-stressed – it opens up a much wider range of higher level course and employment choices for young people.”

Under a massive shake-up of the GCSE system, all the traditional A* to G grades have been replaced with a new 9-1 grading system. Grades 9-7 are equivalent to the old A* and A, while B and C grades are now replaced by 6-4.

Callum France of Leegomery was all smiles at Telford College when he got the grades he needed to study pharmacology at Chester | Telford College

Callum France of Leegomery was all smiles at Telford College when he got the grades he needed to study pharmacology at Chester | Telford College

Many GCSE students are now enrolling for Telford College’s revolutionary new 7th Form, which opens for the first time at the Haybridge campus next month.

It combines traditional academic A Levels with vocational pathways, and links to mentors from a series of high-profile Shropshire businesses.

Enrolment is now open from August 23 to September 7 staffed from 8.30am to 5pm, with Telford College holding GCSE Progress Hubs today and tomorrow, by a team of professionally qualified expert staff.

Mr Guest said: “There has never been more choice on offer to young people in Shropshire, whatever their GCSE grades. So the message is: if you have a specific career in mind, it’s important to check out all your education options.”