Llandovery College students are celebrating another year of excellent A Level results with over 50% securing the much coveted A*-A grades with 19% achieving an A*. Students, parents and staff were delighted with the overall results which were; A* 19%, A*-A 50%, A*-B 63%, A*-C 80% and A*-E 99%.
Appointed in September 2019, the Llandovery College Warden, Dominic Findlay, said: “I am delighted with this year’s results, which have been accredited via both an internal and external moderation process. Students and staff handled the Covid 19 period with much credit ensuring that courses were completed and that the College sent exam boards hugely detailed evidence for each student across all subjects".
Our top performing three students gained 6 A*s and 6 As between them and a host of other students achieved a minimum of 2 As and, as a result, we have seen our A*-A percentage increase to 50% meaning that half our students results were at the top grade tiers this year. This is a fantastic achievement, especially when you consider their commitment to our substantial co-curricular programme throughout their two years in Sixth Form.
Students have gained places in Russell Group universities, three are now entering Medical Schools, some the world of professional sport, whilst others have decided to take up apprenticeship opportunities or delay their entrance to university for a year.
We are disappointed that a number of grades have been impacted negatively following the WJEC and other exam board processes and many of these will be appealed in the coming weeks. The UK now has three different approaches to the accreditation of exam results, depending on where you live, and this urgently needs reviewing so that all students gain the results they, and we, believe they were capable of achieving. The last minute decision to use AS grades in Wales gives little credit for those students who improve during Year 13, which in reality is the majority. At such an incredibly important moment for all concerned we wish all our leaving Year 13 students all the best in the future as they take their next step along their future career path.