The wait is over for students at NPTC Group of Colleges who are celebrating after achieving top results in their A Levels and vocational qualifications.
Many of the class of 2019 have secured places at top universities or got the qualifications to land their dream jobs including the incredibly talented Matthew Lawrence, who at just 17 has achieved an outstanding four A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. He is now looking to study Maths at either Cambridge University or Imperial College London.
Amazingly he will be joined by Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science student Connor Doyle, who has also secured his place at Cambridge University, to study Natural Sciences at Girton College after achieving A* in subjects.
Whilst its Oxford bound for Si Wai Hui, who achieved an outstanding A* in A Level Biology, A* in Chemistry and A* Mathematics. Si has been accepted to study Medicine at Jesus College, he also won Gold at the 2019 Biology Olympiad – a first for the College. Ewan Partington who also achieved A*s in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths is heading off to Bath University to study Maths.
With results like this it’s not hard to see how the College increased its overall A*-A results to an exceptional 20 percent with students achieving a remarkable 100 per cent pass rate in 26 A Level subjects, 46.3 per cent achieved A* to B grades with a further 76 per cent gaining A* to C grades. For the students who followed the Gifted and Talented (Gate) programme it is also good news with 85% achieving A*/A grades and 100% achieved A*-B grades.
In addition, 74 students achieved triple distinctions grades in the Extended National Diploma qualifications, with 30 students achieving the highest possible grade profile of triple distinction stars (D*D*D*) which is the equivalent to three A* at A level.
The excellent results for 2019 top of an incredible year for the College which was named the Top Training Provider in Wales and second in the entire UK for Teaching by the School Leavers Awards.
The brand new Sixth Form Academy Hub at Neath College was also recognised for significantly improving the student experience at the Education Building Wales Awards. The hub is now a bustling activity centre for student incorporating a large social space and open learning environment.
Mark Dacey, Chief Executive Officer and Principal of NPTC Group of Colleges said:
“Once again we can celebrate the fact that we are a top achieving college with some remarkable results and talented students. Their success is down to hard work and dedication. We care about their future and with the support of our incredible staff and investment in facilities, we can look forward to building on this success.”
Jeremy Miles AM for Neath added:
“Congratulations to all students who are receiving results across Neath today. Once again, I am extremely proud that young people from this area are showing the rest of Wales just how brilliant they are."
“Academic performance is a culmination of many factors and influences. Not least the role of dedicated staff and parents who collectively, provide the support, belief and guidance to improve young people’s lives. This year’s performance reflects that commitment to achieving academic results of the highest standard."
“I would like to take the opportunity to wish every student the very best of luck and success, as they go on to new adventures at their chosen universities, colleges, apprenticeships or the world of work. For those who did not get the results they expected, there are many other options available. College staff and Careers Wales will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on next steps.”