College students jumping in the air with results

Photo courtesy of the Shropshire Star

Shrewsbury Colleges Group is congratulating the A Level and vocational courses students who have received their results today.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group is congratulating the A Level and vocational courses students who have received their results today. A Level results for the students have been particularly pleasing with more than 57% of students receiving an A* to B grade at A Level. The overall pass rate was 99.9%.

107 students achieved AAA or better at A Level and 29 students achieved 3 or more A* grades. The best performing students were Daisy Weston, Grace Stephenson, Hugh Lea, and Leo Ellis who all achieved an incredible 4 A* grades.

Daisy who studied Overseas before coming to SCG plans to study Ancient History at University of Birmingham. Grace, who is a former student of The Priory School, will go onto Durham University to read Mathematics and Hugh, who previously attended Corbet School, will be studying Mechanical Engineering at Lancaster University. Leo who came to SCG from Bishops Castle plans to read Computer Science at University of Cambridge.

Nine students are progressing to either Oxford or Cambridge Universities and more than 720 students have places at university already confirmed.

SCG Principal, James Staniforth said after seeing the overall results “Our students should be very proud of the grades they have been awarded. These grades reflect the hard work and commitment our students have put into their studies. These achievements are also the result of the excellent teaching and support they have received, both at college and in their previous schools, and the support of their families. Well done to everyone on all the successes.”

He added: “Our students have had to cope with the situation that the COVID pandemic has presented, and they have risen to the challenges. They have shown tremendous resilience and flexibility throughout their time with the college, and they have quickly had to learn new skills like online learning and how to communicate digitally.”

Some of our students

  • Ana Ortuno Floria

    Ana Ortuno Floria A Levels: Graphic Communication A*, Sociology A*, Geography A, Spanish A*, EPQ A*

    Ana Ortuno Floria, 19, previous school: John Dewey College, Santiago, Chile, currently living in Shrewsbury.

    Ana is hoping to go on to do Graphic Design and Illustration at Liverpool John Moores University.

    "What an experience studying in these weird times. I am very grateful for all the support from my teachers and peers, and extremely excited to continue drawing and see what designs I come up with!"

    Extra: Ana ran debate club alongside her friend Edmund.

  • Caitlin James

    Caitlin James A Levels: Biology A, Chemistry B, Maths A

    Caitlin James, 18, previous school, Shrewsbury Academy, from Shrewsbury.

    Caitlin is hoping to study Medical Pharmacology at Cardiff University. 

    “I enjoyed studying at Shrewsbury Colleges Group but I'm definitely looking forward to going to university and studying Medical Pharmacology.”

  • Laura Walford

    Laura Walford A Levels: Biology A*, Chemistry B, Maths A, French A

    Laura Walford, aged 18, previously of The Corbet School, from north Shropshire.

    Laura is going to study Pharmacy at Cardiff University to become a pharmacist in an NHS hospital.

    “A Levels have been really challenging, especially with everything that’s happened in the last 18 months, but I’m looking forward to the future and will move forward with hope in my heart and hopefully work for the wonderful NHS.”

  • Sioned Hughes

    Sioned Hughes A Levels: Music A, Maths A*, Drama & Theatre A*

    Sioned Hughes, 18, previously of Shrewsbury Academy, from Shrewsbury.

    Sioned is hoping to go to do a BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre and Cabaret Performance at the University of Chichester.

    “I was a part of the choir and music ensembles, charities and events officer for the Student Union and I have just passed my Gold DofE expedition.”

  • Olivia Jina

    Olivia Jina A Levels Chemistry B, Biology A, Maths C

    Olivia Jina, 18, previously of The Corbet School, from Oswestry.

    Olivia is hoping to go to the University of Manchester or Kings College London to study Biochemistry.

    “I enjoyed college and had a positive experience. It was a lot of fun even though we were only in college for a year with rest studying at home.”

    Extra – was in the towing team before covid.

  • Edmund Clark

    Edmund Clark A Levels: English Literature A*, Politics A*, and Maths A*, EPQ A

    Edmund Clark, 18, Previously of The Priory School, from Shrewsbury.

    Edmund is taking a gap year to work and travel, then he'd like to go to university in 2022 to study History & Politics.

    “I’ve just got back from my Gold DofE qualifying expedition with the college - it was supposed to be last summer but was delayed due to covid. I really enjoyed doing DofE with the college and I thought it was a good opportunity. I did rowing and debating club through college in my first year, then in my second year, I went on to run the debating club. I really liked the independence you had at college, it felt like a good stepping stone between secondary school and university.”

  • Dan Thomas

    Dan Thomas A Levels Chemistry A, Biology A, Physics A, EPQ A*

    Dan Thomas, 19, previously of Mary Webb School, from Pontesbury.

    Dan is hoping to study Medicine at university.

    “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. The teachers have been extremely supportive and they have often gone above and beyond what is required of them to ensure we progressed well. The careers department has also been very helpful in supporting my application to medical school and being able to answer questions at a moment’s notice.”

The college experienced technical issues with the platform ProPortal for students and parents to access their results. Some students and parents were unable to access the results and the college apologies for any anxiety or distress that these technical issues caused. The college had taken steps to upgrade its IT capabilities to deal with large numbers of enquiries ahead of the results day, however, a software glitch meant that the ProPortal system had service outages.

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