Students across Telford and Wrekin celebrate A level results
Students in Telford and Wrekin have received their A level results today (Thursday, 17 August).
A large number of students in the borough have passed their A level and other equivalent qualifications such as BTECs and T level, a credit to the hard work undertaken by students and staff.
Following a return to pre-pandemic grading in England, overall A level results are similar to 2019.
Newport Girls’ High School (NGHS) is celebrating twice as many top A* grades when compared to the last pre-Covid cohort. This summer sees a national return to pre-Covid grading and, in all, 20% of results at NGHS were graded A* (10% in 2019).
Mr Michael Scott, Headteacher at Newport Girls’ High School paid tribute to the class of 2023’s successes: “It has been a very anxious wait for our students, not helped by news stories detailing a shortage of places in clearing and the grading decrease from Covid exam years.
“We are thrilled to see so many students achieve their potential. Today lots of students leave NGHS with the grades they need for university including a pleasing number to Oxbridge and Russell Group institutions.”
Telford College is celebrating another strong set of results for its A level, technical and vocational courses.
It saw 100% pass rates in several subject areas including media studies and religious studies, and increased high grades on last year in areas such as physics, history, chemistry and business.
Holly Davies, head of academic studies at Telford College said: "Despite a national drive to push grades back down to pre-Covid levels, our students have once again showcased their dedication, hard work, and the benefits of our unique approach to education.”
"We are immensely proud of each and every one of them. Their achievements are a testament to their resilience, dedication, and the supportive environment we've cultivated here on campus.”
Councillor Eileen Callear (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Visitor Economy said:
“Well done to every one of our students in Telford and Wrekin who have worked so hard towards this day and huge congratulations to all students who have achieved academic and vocational qualifications."
“Good luck and best wishes to all these young people as they take the next step towards further education or work.
“I also want to acknowledge the efforts and dedication of all those who have helped them succeed, including parents and carers, school staff, governors.
“Anyone who needs information, advice and guidance on career and future planning can contact our council’s free to use FutureFocus service “
For anyone who has received their A level results and isn’t sure what do next, Telford & Wrekin Council’s FutureFocus service can help.
FutureFocus offers free careers advice and guidance to young people up to 19 years old. They can drop in for a chat with the FutureFocus team at Southwater One (ground floor), anytime between 10am -5pm (Monday – Friday) or phone 01952 388988.
For emotional support and wellbeing, young people under 25 years old can contact BEAM, Shropshire Telford and Wrekin Wellbeing service
They are offering a drop in service on 17 August, 10am-6pm at 9 Market Square, Wellington, TF1 1BP.