North Shropshire College (NSC) is celebrating another year of outstanding results for both A Level and BTEC Students. As of 2017, NSC will no longer be offering A Levels and will become a vocational education specialist College.
The final year of A Levels at NSC has seen students working exceptionally hard to attain the grades they require for the next stage in their education, employment or with an apprenticeship. Peter McCann, Principal and Chief Executive for NSC comments, “The results for the College’s final year of A Levels have been impressive and we are very pleased to announce that 15 out of the 18 A Level Courses that were available had a 100% Pass Rate. Specific subjects with the excellent result of 100% grades A*-C are Fine Art, Art Photography, Graphics, Textiles, Media and Business. These are all subjects we will still be offering at NSC as BTEC Extended Diplomas, which are equivalent to A Levels. We wish huge congratulations to all A Level students and a big well done for all their hard work and perseverance throughout their two years with NSC.”
Jack Galton has studied A Levels at NSC for two years and is thrilled with his results of ‘A*’ in Business, ‘A’ in Geography and ‘B’ History. Jack says of his results and time at NSC, “I have really enjoyed studying at NSC and the tutors are really supportive and fantastic. I am looking forward to the next stage in my education at Aberystwyth University.”
The College’s success however does not end with A Levels, the BTEC Extended Diploma results have also been outstanding for this academic year with an overall pass rate of 97%. Sara Shelston, Assistant Principal for Quality and Student Services says, “With most results in place for BTEC Extended Diplomas (the vocational equivalent to A Levels), over half of students have achieved a Triple Distinction and Triple* Distinction (equivalent to three A’s and three A* respectively at A Level). These achievements once again reflect the significant value that the College adds to students during their study programmes. Some of these students arrived at the college without good GCSE results and have reached this success through their hard work and ability to learn through practical study and application in their chosen vocational field. We are very proud of their achievements and we wish all our students a successful future as they progress into Higher Education, Apprenticeship or Employment and thank them and their tutors for the contribution they have made to the success of the College. A world of opportunity awaits them in whatever path they choose.”
On learning of their results, many students will now be able to secure their first preference for university entrance. For any learners who are unsure about the future or who need advice and guidance, the College are on hand all day and throughout the summer to provide help and support to students and parents, either over the phone (01691 688000) or in person at the Oswestry Campus.
Enrolment for the new College term starts on Friday 25th August (Oswestry Campus). There are additional Advice and Guidance evenings for new students on Wednesday 30th August at the Aspire, Oswestry, Walford and Shipley Campuses from 4.00pm until 8.00 p.m. There is no need to pre-book, just come along between 4 and 8 to find out more about courses available and sign up. The evening is also open to mature learners interested in part-time study such as Access to HE, Beauty Therapy and Languages, etc.
For anyone who hasn’t applied for full-time courses at NSC, they can do so today via the website at www.nsc.ac.uk or by calling the Admissions Team on 01691 688080.
Pictured: L-R NSC History tutor, Joanne Jones, Business Tutor, Sarah Probert, A Level Student Jack Galton and Geography Tutor Jill Cawthray Celebrating Jack’s fantastic results of A* in Business, A in geography and B in History with a NSC Cake supplied by The Old Coffee Pot.
L-R Josh Biggs with his results of A in Photography, B in Graphic Design and C in Media who is going to study Film Production Technology at Birmingham City University and Josh Baldwin with his results including B in History and C in PE who is going to study Sport and Exercise Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University and plans to then go into the RAF.
L-R Rose Evans with her Geography Tutor Jill Cawthray opening Rose’s results of A in Sociology, C in Geography and C in English. Rose is having a year out of education and will be starting the University of Chester in 2018 to study English Literature and Sociology.