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Top achievers offered £1,500 to study A-Levels at Neath Port Talbot

Neath Port Talbot College (NPTC), Wales” second largest further education provider, is offering each of the top 30 GCSE pupils studying at schools in the Neath Port Talbot area a £1,500 bursary to study their A-Levels at the college this September.

All pupils joining NPTC in this new academic year will benefit from a significant investment in facilities and the crucially important comprehensive personal tutorial programme, which guides students through their studies and ensures expert advice on application and progression to the best Universities in the country.

Mark Dacey, Principal, NPTC said: “NPTC has an excellent record of academic achievement with a consistently high pass rate of 99% at A-Level. This academic success, together with the college’s premium facilities, range of A-Level courses and programme of support available, ensures that students achieve grades that properly reflect their ability.”

A report funded by the Department of Education and Skills based on the England and Wales Youth Cohort Study found that 45% of 16/17 year olds in full-time education work part-time, with some working up to 20 hours a week. The bursary is designed to provide learners of high academic ability with the best possible chance of reaching their full potential, which is not always possible when balancing study with external responsibilities such as work.

Dacey continued: “This scheme is part of the college’s very firm commitment to making education at NPTC inclusive and available to as wide a group of students as possible.”

The bursary award winners will be notified in early September with a special presentation later in the month.

Keisha Nelson

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