From education to employment

On a High Note to Oxford University

Abi Owen, an A Level student at NPTC Group of Colleges, is Oxford-bound as she has been accepted to study music at Jesus College.

NPTC Group of Colleges has an overall pass rate of 99.9%, including a 100% pass rate in music and offers an impressive range of A Level courses, enabling its students to achieve their goals year upon year. The Music Academy continues to raise its successful profile with Ben Jones-Angove already accepted onto two scholarships with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama & Trinity Laban.

A delighted Abi is the latest success story and said: “Studying A Level Music has enabled me to further develop my understanding of the subject from techniques and analysis of music composition. I am looking forward to studying at Oxford University where I can build on my musical theory and look further at the contemporary issues in musicology.”

“I was anxious about applying to Oxford, but over the course of the year, I felt more confident when I received A grades in my A Level and AS exams; I began to believe that I could aim for the competitive Oxbridge universities.”

She added: “My advice to any students thinking of applying to a top university is to aim high and go for it, take it all one step at a time!”

The A Level music course continues to grow at NPTC Group of Colleges, comprising of three units in each year: Performing, Composing and Appraising. Students can study a range of music from the classical era to the twentieth/twenty-first century as well as either musical theatre, rock & pop or jazz.

Carolyn Davies, subject leader for music said: “This amazing opportunity is testament to the hard work and commitment of our students’ talents, and also a great acknowledgement of the dedication of the Creative Visual and Performing staff here at NPTC Group of Colleges. Abi has been a fantastic student from the very beginning, she has displayed commitment, dedication, enthusiasm and determination. Her work ethic is second to none and her success is thoroughly well deserved. It has been a real pleasure and privilege to teach Abi and I’m sure Abi will have an incredible future in front of her.’’

Students at NPTC Group of Colleges have been offered places at some of the best performing institutions in the country, this prestigious opportunity at Oxford University highlights the success and dedication of students and staff across the College. Its A Level pass rate has exceeded 99% for 12 years, with 39 out of the 44 A Level subjects offered achieving a 100% pass rate. These outstanding results have enabled students to access a range of competitive Oxbridge University places and skilled employment opportunities.

If you are interested in studying at NPTC Group of Colleges, contact us on 01639 648000 or click here for more information on the subjects available and the NPTC Sixth Form Academy.

Related Articles