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Ludlow College records great results after a year of transition
DESPITE a year of major changes Ludlow College has declared itself pleased with its A-level results.
The college reports a 99 per cent pass rate overall.
It comes after a 12 month period that has seen the college merge with Herefordshire College of Technology in a bid to secure its future.
As a result of this a number of staff left including popular principal Jonathan Davies.
“We are pleased to see so many of our students securing their places at top universities such as Cambridge, York, Royal Veterinary College University of London and Exeter,” said David Williams, deputy principal of Ludlow College. “This has seen an outstanding increase in the number of students achieving A* and A grades in the extended project. The extended project challenges the most capable students and fosters critical thinking and independent learning skills.
“It is also encouraging to see an overall increase in the number of students choosing to take A level maths and achieving top grades. This is a core STEM subject which is highly supported by the prestigious Russell Group of universities.
“Students are carefully selecting their A-levels and subjects such as maths opens up a world of opportunities for further study at university and future careers.
“These results demonstrate that the college is continuously providing high quality education to students in Shropshire and the wider area and more importantly that student’s feel challenged and supported to achieve their very best". There were a number of individual successes with a number of students achieving straight A* and A grades. Rory Burford achieved straight A* grades in biology, chemistry, mathematics and the extended project. Rory has secured his place at Cambridge University where he will be studying natural sciences.
- Bedstone College student Walter Meredith from Knighton, swept the board with three A grades in physics, chemistry and mathematics. He will go to read chemistry at Bath University.
The independent school in south Shropshire once again enjoyed improving results according to Headteacher David Gajadharsingh, with most students gaining their first choice university. The percentage of students achieving A* - C at A Level rose once again.
Mr Gajadharsingh said: “We take students of all levels of ability and bring out the very best in them: through inspirational teaching, small classes and one-to-one care. They achieve their best in the classroom but – just as importantly – outside of it.”
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