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Another A* year for Coleg Cambria – the number one college in Wales

COLEG CAMBRIA maintained its position as the number one college in Wales with an outstanding overall A Level pass rate of 99%.

Students at the Yale site in Wrexham and Deeside Sixth Form Centre contributed to another incredible year for the award-winning institution, with 26 subjects achieving 100% exam success.

These included English, Chemistry, Psychology, Modern Foreign Languages, Economics and History.

Cambria is also celebrating a 100% pass rate for grades A* to C in Art and Design, and the news that 58 learners secured an A* or A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Six students are off to study at Oxford or Cambridge universities, 11 will progress on to degrees in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, and 34 learners received straight A*s and A grades.

Meanwhile, AS students managed an overall pass rate of 92% and there was another outstanding performance in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge, a near perfect 99.9%.

Chief Executive David Jones was delighted with the outcome and believes the college’s ability to maintain strong results year after year is testament to the culture they have instilled at Deeside and Yale.

“Our students and staff are simply amazing, their commitment and dedication to Cambria and setting high standards is what makes this the number one college in Wales,” said Mr Jones.

“Getting to the top is very difficult, but staying there is even tougher, so to again achieve a 99% pass rate across the board is remarkable.

“Much of this success is attributed to our hard-working and skilled team, and also the cutting-edge facilities we have opened across all of our sites in recent times, but ultimately the belief and support we have in the students plays a major part.”

He added: “I would like to congratulate everyone who received their results today, and to those moving on to the next chapter in their lives, we wish you every success for the future.”

As well as students entering higher education, many will begin advanced apprenticeships with industry-leading organisations.

Principal Sue Price said receiving such a high overall pass rate proves why the college continues to go from strength to strength.

“To achieve such high grades once again shows just how hard our staff and students are working to maintain the high standards of previous years,” said Mrs Price.

“As Coleg Cambria continues to unveil revolutionary new facilities and work even closer with giants of business and industry, it’s crucial the core values of teaching and learning remain at the heart of everything we do.

“The students will always be our top priority, and ensuring they are given the very best pathway to their chosen careers is vital. I am delighted to see that has been reflected in these wonderful results.”

For more on Coleg Cambria’s A Level results, visit www.cambria.ac.uk