Students across Telford and Wrekin celebrate A-level results
Students across Telford and Wrekin have received their A-level results today (Thurs) and there are many success stories to report.
A high proportion of learners have passed their A-levels and other equivalent qualifications such as BTECs and T Levels, demonstrating the hard work undertaken by staff and students.
A-level grades across the UK are lower than the last two years but higher than pre-pandemic levels in 2019.
Newport Girls High School achieved a 100% pass rate across the year group with many individual subject successes such as Psychology where 40% of students achieved an A* grade.
81% of students achieved grades A*-B, which is 10% higher than the last formal examination results in 2019.
Michael Scott, Headteacher at Newport Girls High School, said: "Today’s results show the resilience and determination of our class of 2022 to achieve top grades and we are thrilled to share in their success. We wish them all every success in their future lives.”
Telford College is also delighted with another strong set of A-level results, with the number of high grades including A* and A grades increasing in comparison with the last exam period in 2019 – the year before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many A-level course areas achieved 100% pass rates including Business, Economics, Geography, Media, Physics, Maths and Further Maths.
The college also recorded its best-ever set of advanced level BTEC results, with a third of students achieving triple distinction grades, or higher for their technical and vocational studies.
Graham Guest, Principal and Chief Executive at Telford College, said: “We’re really proud of our students, who have coped brilliant with the disruption to their learning caused by the pandemic.
“They are testament to the high quality of teaching here at the college, and the way both tutors and students have found new and innovative ways of working. We will be starting the next academic year in a healthy position.”
Haberdashers’ Adams also celebrated A-level success with 74% of students achieving A*-B grades and 51% securing A*-A grades.
In addition to their A-Levels, 85% of A-level pupils also took the Extended Project Qualification with 29% achieving an A*- A grade.
Headmaster Gary Hickey said: “I am delighted that so many of our pupils achieved the A-Level results they were working towards.
“There have been some wonderful individual successes with 20 of our pupils securing a straight set of three A* grades, and 7 pupils receiving four A* grades. This is an incredible achievement and we could not be more delighted for them.”
Michelle Salter, Telford and Wrekin Virtual School Headteacher for Children in Care, said: “Our Children in Care in Year 13 have worked so hard, with a good set of results achieved.
“Many of them are continuing in further education, with some young people off to university to start their journey into higher education. Well done to all our young people!”
Councillor Shirley Reynolds (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families said: “I would like to congratulate all students on their results and hard work and also acknowledge the efforts and dedication of staff, governors, parents and carers.
“I wish all students the best of luck with their future, whether they enter higher education, an apprenticeship or the world of work.”
“For anyone who needs information, advice and guidance on career and future planning, our FutureFocus service can offer support.”
For anyone who has received their results, or finished a course and they are aren’t sure what do next, Telford & Wrekin Council’s FutureFocus service is hosting a drop-in training provider event at Southwater One, Telford on Thursday 1 September (12 noon-2pm).
FutureFocus offers careers advice and guidance to anyone up to 19 years old as well as a drop-in service at Southwater One on Monday to Friday (10am – 5pm).
Call the Future Focus team on 01952 388988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for support or more information about this event.
Photo: Students at Telford College celebrate their success.