Telford College climbs up the GCSE league tablePublished: May 3, 2019
Telford College has once again climbed up the national league table of top-performers on the back of its latest English and maths GCSE results for young people and adults.
The college now sits in fourth place for GCSE English, and fifth place for GCSE maths, in the latest national achievement rates tables for general further education colleges.
It is also the number one general FE college for both English and maths GCSE passes within a 50-mile radius of its Haybridge campus.
Telford College currently has more than 2,000 students studying functional skills or GCSE maths and English – and over a quarter of these are adults.
An open evening is being held at the college on May 21, from 4pm to 6pm, for adults looking to achieve maths and English qualifications, or to improve existing grades.
More information, and registration details, can be found at here, or by calling 01952 642237.
Telford College principal and chief executive Graham Guest said: “We place a great deal of emphasis on our GCSE maths and English tuition.
“The importance of achieving these qualifications cannot be over-stressed – it opens up a much wider range of higher-level course and employment choices for young people.”
It is estimated that workers with correct maths and English qualifications can improve their earning potential by as much as £80,000 over the course of their careers.
The GCSE results also came on the back of a successful year of A level passes at Telford College, with 100% pass rates in a string of subjects – many of which also out-performed the national average.
Mr Guest said: “There has never been more choice on offer to young people in Shropshire, but English and maths qualifications are a firm foundation for many of the employability skills they need for a successful career.
“We’re delighted to be featuring so highly in the GCSE maths and English league tables once again. Our students should be very proud to see their hard work rewarded.”
“I am delighted that Telford College has been instrumental in improving the life chances of young people in Telford, providing the opportunity to obtain such good Maths and English results and broaden their choices for the future.
“It is a tribute to both staff and students that they have seen such good results.
“I wish all the students every success in their future chosen pathway, whether this is university, training or employment, congratulate them on their achievements, and thank everyone connected with Telford College for their hard work.”