Posted: Tue 10th Aug 2021

Talented Deeside 6 students overcome the challenges of pandemic to achieve first-class A Level results

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Aug 10th, 2021

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Talented students overcame the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic to achieve first-class A Level results. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Learners from Coleg Cambria’s £14m Deeside Sixth Form Centre adapted to online classes and a blended curriculum to advance and pursue their chosen careers. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Among them was D6’s Student of the Year Nathan Hall, from Holywell (pictured top left) who received A*s in Business, Law and French, and an A in Welsh Baccalaureate.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A former pupil at Holywell High School, he is about to begin a degree apprenticeship in London with leading law practice Ashurst LLP. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I’m delighted with the results and have already found a property in Fulham so it’s all systems go,” he said. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I’m looking forward to getting started and to life in the city, and I thank Cambria for all of their support over the last two years.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Kirsty Roberts (pictured top right) has designs on a career in illustration after securing an A* in Art, As in English and Welsh Baccalaureate, and a B in Media. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A former pupil at Connah’s Quay High School, she will leave the Flintshire town in the coming weeks to study at the renowned Central St Martin’s – University of the Arts in London. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I’m overwhelmed to be going to London to study, it is a big step but I’m happy with my results and thank Cambria and all of the staff for their support,” said the 18 year-old.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Miriam Riddell, Head of D6 and Assistant Principal for Academic Studies, congratulated the students and wished them well for the future. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We are so proud of them all, the way they’ve handled the last 18 months and shown so much determination and ability is testament to them and staff here at Cambria – well done everyone.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Thalia Humble, 18, from Mold, echoed those words and is celebrating A*s in Law, Psychology and Welsh Baccalaureate. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

She plans to study Law at university and said: “The pandemic has been tricky, but the college were so supportive and adapted really quickly, which made things easier for the students. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“My plan is to become a barrister one day and my time at Cambria has certainly laid the foundations for that – I’m thrilled with my results.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Others to make their mark this year include Tea Bullock, who achieved three As and plans to study Dentistry; Jacob Evans, from Rhyl, who will begin a degree apprenticeship at JP Morgan in London, and Lydia Jones, who joins the North Wales Police degree apprenticeship programme.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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