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Bursaries for Top Performing Students

New students at NPTC Group of Colleges have been rewarded for their outstanding GCSE exam success.

For the last eleven years, the College has awarded bursaries of £1,500 to the new intake of students from partner comprehensive schools who achieved the best results in their GCSEs. This now includes pupils from Neath Port Talbot Area, Swansea and Powys.

It is hoped the payment will help them develop to their fullest potential and also enable the College to continue achieving excellent A Level and vocational results.

NPTC Group of Colleges’ Deputy Principal, Keith Booker, was on hand to award the students with their bursaries and said that the money had helped previous students who had gone on to degree level and beyond.

“The students receiving bursaries today are the best of the best. We are delighted to reward them for their outstanding achievements. Some of our past winners have gone on to study at some of the top universities in the country.”

The NPTC Group of Colleges already has a successful and dedicated 6th Form Academy based at its Neath Campus with over 40 different A Levels and a specialist Gifted and Talented Excellence (GATE) programme for students who performed well at GCSE and hope to progress to university including the Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.

Mr Booker added:

“This is the 11th successive year the College has achieved over 99 per cent pass rate at A Level. We are very proud of our exam and vocational qualification results and we are happy to provide that boost to those pupils who achieve outstanding results in their GCSEs.”

In addition to the GATE Programme, NPTC Group of Colleges is also part of the largest hub for the Seren Network: Supporting Wales’ Brightest programme. The programme supports high achievers through a programme of super-curricular activities and helps students gain entry to the UK’s leading university.

This year, around 20 youngsters from NPTC Group of Colleges’ partner schools received awards including:

Cameron Lee Raymond Griffiths                                 Birchgrove

Shauna Williams                                                          Cefn Hengoed

Daniella Owen                                                             Cefn Saeson

Finlay Powell-Jones                                                     Cwmtawe

William Roberts                                                           Cwmtawe

Caitlin Tems                                                                Cwmtawe

Joshua Border                                                            Cwrt Sart

Niamh Hannah Bevan                                                Cymer Afan

Lauren Collinson                                                         Dŵr y Felin

Elin James                                                                   Dŵr y Felin

Benjamin Heywood                                                     Dŵr y Felin

April Jade Phillips                                                       Dyffryn

Kian Cotton                                                                 Dyffryn

MeganMelville                                                             Glan Afan

Katie Davies                                                                Llangatwg

Ffion Owen                                                                  Llangatwg

Michaela Shahini                                                        Pentrehafod

Ellie May Varney                                                        Sandfields      


Picture Caption:                    2017 NPTC Group of Colleges’ Bursary Winners

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