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A Level results 2014 - Gloucestershire College celebrates A Level success - 100% pass rate at the Royal Forest of Dean Campus

14 August 2014

Gloucestershire College is proud to announce a pass rate of 97.9% for 2014, with an outstanding 100% rate for the fourth year running at the College’s Royal Forest of Dean Campus.

Bob Cytlau, the newly appointed Head of the GC Sixth Form said; “The team and I are delighted that so many A Level students have not only achieved fantastic grades, but have secured places at their first choice universities, on vocational apprenticeship schemes and on further education courses at the College.

“21 A* grades is amazing. Half of the Photography A Level group achieved an A*, which reflects the excellent teaching and resources we are able to offer in this area which is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. We were also pleased to see 8 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics – key STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) subjects at the College.” 

Matthew Burgess, Principal of Gloucestershire College said; “Congratulations to all of our AS and A Level students – and to the GC Sixth Form teaching team who have worked so hard to help the students achieve their personal and academic goals this year.

“The GC Sixth Form can offer a second chance to study A Levels to those who, for many reasons, do not continue their studies at school. The destinations of our students is a top priority for the College, and there any many success stories at the College today. Those students now join the 400 Gloucestershire College students who have been offered conditional places at University so far this year.”

Some of our successful students...

AmberAmber Connett, 18, from Bream

Former Dean Academy pupil Amber, achieved an A in Biology, an A in Environmental Science and a C in Chemistry at the Royal Forest of Dean Campus.

“The teaching at the GC Sixth Form is amazing – I loved my teachers! I am really happy with my results and cannot wait to study Conservation Biology at Plymouth University this September.”

Zac Farram

Zac Farram, 20, from Cheltenham

Zac was delighted to secure his place at the University of Exeter to study Economics and Finance having achieved an A* in World Development and two As in Psychology and Economics. A former Cleeve School pupil, Zac had dropped out of A Level study there, returning to College after a year of work.

“After my original attempt at AS Levels at school I took a year out to work, which made me realise that I really wanted to get my A Levels and go on to university. It’s been a challenge at times, returning to Sixth Form when many of my friends are already at university, but it’s been worth it. I’m REALLY happy with my results; I can’t wait to get to Exeter. After my degree I’d like to pursue a career in banking."

Ciaran Evans

Ciaran Evans, 18, from Coleford

Ciaran, a former Lakers School pupil, achieved two Cs and a D in Sociology, Psychology and Geography securing his first choice university.

“I’m really pleased with my results – I got into my first choice university, Cardiff Metropolitan University to study Sports Coaching – I can’t wait!”

Elly Smart

Elly Smart, 19, from Gloucester

Elly was feeling ‘pretty great’ after opening her result to find she had achieved an A* in Law, an A in the Extended Project Qualification and two Bs in Psychology and Anthropology, securing her place at Cardiff University to study Law.

“I feel pretty great – I’m really happy! I’m so excited to be going to Cardiff to study Law. I studied Law A Level on a whim and really liked it, and luckily, it turns out I was alright at it too! I came to Gloucestershire College after starting my A Levels in Stroud but that didn’t work out. After a short period in work I came to College to start again and I’m so pleased I did.”

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