NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 15th, 2013.
A-level students from Coleg Cambria Yale and Deeside are celebrating excellent results with an above national average 99% pass rate and an impressive 34 subjects gaining a 100% pass rate.
76% of grades achieved by Coleg Cambria students are A* – C grades with over 170 A*s or As in their subjects with more than 20 students having the remarkable achievement of 3 or more A grades.
Three learners have successfully gained places at Cambridge University with a further four students having confirmed places to study medicine and one for veterinary science. In addition, Beth Allmend, an exceptional young musician, will take up her place at The Royal College of Music in London after gaining an A* in Music.
Many more will successfully progress to universities across the UK including the Russell Group Universities – York, Cardiff, Liverpool and Manchester.
Amongst the impressive statistics are three former Darland High School pupils – Robert Selman from Rossett who gained 3A*s and 2As including an A* in Mathematics enabling him to study Veterinary Science at Cambridge; Rob McHugh from Marford who with 3As will progress to Manchester University to study Medicine and Alys Jones from Gresford gaining 2As and a B.
After collecting her results Alys Jones spoke of her excitement at gaining a place at Exeter University to study Philosophy: “I’m really happy. It’s been hard work but it has all paid off. I can’t believe I’m off to Exeter. I can’t wait.”
Former Ysgol Maes Garmon pupil, Laura Roberts from Holywell gained 2A*s and an A and will progress to Manchester University to study English Language and Screen Studies.
Eighteen year old Michael Collinson, formerly of Prestatyn High School is overjoyed after gaining A grades in Chemistry and Biology as well as a B grade in French. The talented student from Frodsham will now go on to study Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
Eighteen year old Olwen Stagg from Rhyl was jumping for joy after achieving an A* in Chemistry and A grades in both Physics and Biology. The former Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School pupil will now go on to the University of Liverpool to study Chemistry.
More success stories include Nia Winstanley from Ruthin who achieved an A* and two As and plans to apply for a degree in Fashion Design after completing an Art Foundation course at Coleg Cambria.
Rebecca Hesp from Bradley in Wrexham achieved two A*s and an A and will progress to study Mathematics at Manchester University whilst Hannah Almond from Oswestry has 3As and can progress to study Zoology at Nottingham University.
Sixty-five year old Victor Thomson from Mold showed that there is no age limit where studying is concerned and celebrated with his tutors at Coleg Cambria Deeside after gaining an A grade in Photography.
After collecting her results which have now gained her a place at the University of Liverpool to study English and Modern History, Jenny Evans exclaimed: “I am beyond words, I’m so happy that I’ve got my place in university after all of my hard work.”Coleg Cambria Yale are celebrating after international student Taiju Sasaki secured a place at the London School of Economics after gaining an A* and 2As – a fantastic achievement.
After speaking to a number of students collecting their results David Jones, Principal and Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria, said: “I would like to congratulate all our A-level students at Coleg Cambria Yale and Deeside on their achievements this year and wish them every success for the future, whether they are progressing to university, an apprenticeship or into employment.
“We look forward to building on this excellent achievement with the new opportunities offered by Coleg Cambria to all students.”
*Featured Image Chloe McHugh and Jenny Evans after gaining the results they needed to get into university.