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Shrewsbury Colleges Group Principal, James Staniforth has hailed the achievements and resilience of the class of 2022 following the results for A Levels and vocational courses.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group Principal James Staniforth has hailed the achievements and resilience of the Class of 2022 as the results for A Levels and many vocational courses have been issued today, Thursday 18 August 2022. 

The college has announced:

  • 99% overall pass rate across all college courses
  • 56% A*/A/B grades at A Levels
  • 82 students achieved AAA or better in their A Levels
  • 176 achieved DDD (Triple Distinction) or better on BTEC Extended Diploma Courses

Speaking as the results were revealed to the students, James Staniforth, said: ’I am extremely proud of the results of our students this year. These cohorts of students have seen their education disrupted significantly over the last two years with the pandemic. This disruption has meant that many students were sitting formal exams for the first time this summer. Despite this, students have individually and collectively excelled.

‘We’ve seen notable results from this year’s A Level students.  A college record seven students have achieved 4 A* grades and in total, 19 students have achieved 3 A* grades or better. 82 students have achieved AAA or better. 56% of student grades were A*/A/B high grades and 81% were A*-C grades. Consequently, the overwhelming majority of students have secured their first-choice university place.

‘We have also seen some fantastic results across our vocational courses. Many of these courses contain challenging exams as well as ongoing assessments. This means that the students on these courses have shown great resolve to complete their studies against this backdrop of pandemic-related disruption.’

He continued; ‘Our students have shown great resilience throughout their time with the college, and we wish them all the best fortune for the future with their next stage in life. We will continue to be here for them.’   
Support staff are available at the Welsh Bridge campus for A Level students with bookable ‘drop-in’ discussion sessions. The sessions can be booked by emailing the college on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Alternatively, students can come to the Welsh Bridge Campus for a drop-in service. The ‘drop-in’ sessions are available from 9am - 4.00pm.

Students will be able to discuss university choices, internal progression, and higher education at SCG, as well as apprenticeships. 

Photograph courtesy of the Shropshire Star.

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