Record year of A Level success for Cardiff and Vale College students

17 Aug 2017

Cardiff and Vale College is celebrating another record year of success with more students than ever before achieving their AS and A Level qualification.

It has been a year of increases across the board with the number of individuals gaining their A2 qualification up by 6% on last year and a significant jump of 10% at AS level.

Thirteen subjects including Chemistry, English Language, French, History, Law and Media have recorded 100% pass rates, and CAVC will see its highest number of learner’s heading off to university in September.

Principal of Cardiff and Vale College, Kay Martin, said:

“Year on year we are seeing an increase in the number of Cardiff and Vale College students achieving their A Level and AS Level qualifications, and I am delighted that more than ever before are seeing their hard work pay off, putting themselves in the best position to progress to further learning or straight into employment.

“It’s particularly pleasing to see and hear the individual stories of personal achievement and I look forward to following the journeys of our learners as they progress to university or further learning and into their chosen careers.”

One of CAVC’s highest achievers for 2016/17, 18 year-old Michael Bonney has secured his place at Newcastle University to study Modern Languages by achieving three A* in Biology, Computer Science and French, along with an A in the Welsh Baccalaureate:

“I’m absolutely ecstatic! I’m really glad that I’ve done well, I tried my best this year and wasn’t expecting these results. I’m so, so happy!”

Alexander Greaves joined Cardiff and Vale College on a Fast Track A Level programme and is celebrating two A* in Mathematics and Physics:

“I didn’t sleep last night! I’m over the moon, I needed two As to get in to university so I’m so happy with 2A* I’m going to Reading to study Finance and Investment Banking now.”

Megan Adams also achieved her qualifications in one year and is delighted to have secured her place at Bristol University to study Veterinary Science.

“I’m so happy and excited. It’s been a very intense year but it’s all been worth it!”

Another of this year’s success stories, Ben Thomas, is a product of the College’s Rugby Academy, and has successfully combined his studies with his ambitions to play rugby at a professional level, achieving A Levels in History and Sociology, an A and a B respectively, and securing a place to study History at Cardiff University whilst also being signed on a full-time basis by Cardiff Blues.