Shrewsbury Colleges Group Principal, James Staniforth has hailed the achievements and resilience of the Class of 2023.

Shrewsbury A Level exam results and vocational Level 3 course results

Shrewsbury Colleges Group Principal, James Staniforth has hailed the achievements and resilience of the Class of 2023 as the results for A Levels and many vocational courses have been issued today, Thursday 17 August 2023. 

The college has announced:

  • 97% Overall pass rate across all college courses
  • 45% A*/A/B grades at A Levels
  • 78 students achieved AAA or better in their A Levels
  • 192 students achieved DDD (Triple Distinction) or better on Extended Diploma Courses

Fifteen students achieved 3 A* or better and a total of 41 students achieved at least 2 A* grades and a grade A.

Speaking as the results were revealed to the students, James Staniforth, said: ’I am extremely proud of the results that our students have achieved. This year has seen the return to the marking standards from the pre-pandemic period for A Levels. This has meant a stricter criterion for grading compared to the past two years. Nevertheless, our students have individually and collectively excelled.’

‘Many of these students have seen key parts of their education significantly disrupted due to the pandemic with their GCSE preparations particularly affected. This has meant that many of our students were sitting formal exams for the first time this summer. Our teaching and support staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that our students have been ready for these year-end assessments.’

‘We’ve seen notable results from this year’s A Level students. 78 students have achieved AAA or better.  45% of student grades were A*/A/B high grades and 70% 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 and we’re delighted that 82 students achieved the highest possible grade of D*D*D*, the equivalent of three grades A* at A Level, and 192 achieved DDD (Triple Distinction) or better.

He continued; ‘While we have highlighted some of our higher achievers in this year, I know that all of our students have worked very hard over their time with the college and will be a success in whatever path they take after college. Our students have shown great determination 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 at 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. 

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