Coleg Gwent A Level students celebrate their success
Crosskeys Campus student success
Kate Hale is aiming high - she wants to be an astronaut!
Noah Vaughn Roberts, aged 18 has every reason to be over the moon with his results. The budding astronomer is shooting for the stars with 3 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics, and is off to the University of St Andrews to study Astrophysics. He said: “I really didn’t think this was possible, I’m totally overwhelmed by my grades! I’ve been lucky to have a very close knit group of friends here, and my tutors have been brilliant.”
Conservation enthusiast Nadia Tomsa, 18 from Pontllanfraith, will be putting two As in Biology and Maths and a B in Chemistry to good use. She’s setting sail for the University of Exeter to study Marine Biology, and is looking forward to studying abroad in her third year. “I love the sea and conservation,” she said. “I wasn’t sure if I’d got the grades but I’m really happy to be going to Exeter! My tutors were amazing, especially in helping me with my personal statement."
Nadia Tomsa and her mum are thrilled with her results
Future doctor Lewis Hancock, 18 from Torfaen, secured two A* grades in Biology and Chemistry, as well as an A in Maths and a C in French. “I’m finding it hard to put into words how much this means to me," he said. ”The excellent support I’ve had at Coleg Gwent has put me on course for my dream career." Thomas will be heading to Cardiff University to study Medicine in September.
Charlotte Lewis, 18 from Newbridge, is letting her results slowly sink in. With an A* in English Literatureand two A grades in Biology and Chemistry, she’s bagged a place at the University of Exeter to study English Literature. “I really wasn’t expecting the A in Chemistry, so that was a shock but I’m really very happy! My tutors have been really encouraging and have made learning enjoyable.”
Ellie Cooper, 18 from Risca, smashed her own expectations with an A* in Maths and two As in History and Physics. “I wasn’t confident at all, but now I’m very, very happy,” she said. “I’d possibly like to go into teaching, but for now I’m looking forward to studying a Masters in Physics at the University of Bristol.”
Language lover Nicole Allen, 18 from Blackwood, achieved A* grades in Spanish and Welsh, as well as As in French and Maths. She’s delighted to have got the grades to study Spanish and Welsh at Swansea University. “I’d love to be a translator eventually as I really love languages. It feels so good to have got the grades.”
Nicole Allen would like to be a translator one day
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone student success
Best friends Natalie Channer (18) and Grace Thomas-Parr (19) have lots to celebrate. Natalie helped Grace celebrate her birthday yesterday with a spa day and today their A Level results mean both Natalie and Grace will be going to Cardiff University together.
Myles Davies is bound for Cardiff University
Eighteen year-old Shannon Edwards from Abertillery will be heading to Birmingham University this autumn to study law after gaining an A grade in her Law and Psychology A Levels and a B in History. Shannon developed an interest in law from watching documentaries when she was younger and an interest in the whole court system has led her to setting her sights on becoming a solicitor. She said: “I’ve got into my chosen university so I’m feeling really good – it’s all just sinking in. My tutors and friends were the best part of Coleg Gwent. The tutors kept pushing us until the very end, they were so supportive.”
Alice Bradshaw, 18 from Tredegar, came in to collect her results, along with proud mum Mandy. Both of them were understandably over the moon with the results. Alice said: “It was really hard work, but I love maths and studied hard so it is fantastic to get an A* in Maths and a B in Further Maths, plus a B in Physics . My tutors were amazing. So enthusiastic and so supportive. I’ve loved my time at Coleg Gwent.”
Law and Maths she has realised her dream of a place at Cardiff University to study Law. Clearly on cloud nine Emily said: “I am so grateful to my tutors. The level of support they provide is amazing. I loved the independent learning and this has really helped me get ahead. My goal at this point is to ultimately work for the CPS.”
Emily Hoskins enjoyed the independent learning college offers
Morgan Lewis, 18 from Ebbw Vale, said his results for Business Studies (A*), ICT (A*) and Law (A) came as a shock: “I really didn’t expect to do so well, I’m completely overwhelmed at this point”. A former student at Ebbw Vale Comprehensive School, Morgan now plans to take a gap year and has applied to work on a children’s camp in America.
Owain Phillips, 18 from Glyncoed was very pleased with his grades in History (B), and English Language and Literature (B) and Computing (C), as this has secured his place at Swansea University. Owain will be studying Computer sScience with a view to a career as a systems analyst. He said: “I loved my time at Coleg Gwent. My tutors were amazing – very supportive and always available – in fact they were a big part of my success. I can’t thank them enough. The extra revision sessions were especially helpful.”
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