nSTUDENTS at Yale College have chalked up 63 A*s in the first year of the new grade being introduced.
The Wrexham-based college has its highest ever A-level results, including five students who are destined for Oxford and Cambridge.
In total there was a 98.4% pass rate at grades A to E for the sixth consecutive year, which have averaged 97.7% over the past five years and mirror success rates in vocational courses and apprenticeships.
More than 75% of students gained A – C grades and five students have achieved their grades to be admitted to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
In total 33 out of 40 subjects achieved 100% pass rate (A to E) – the highest ever result in Yale College history.
The results show why more than 400 students select Yale College as their first choice for A -level study where they are able to take exams in more than 40 different subjects. Highly commendable achievements this academic year include recognition for outstanding performances in its latest government inspection and reaffirmation of the Overall Wales Quality Award, Yale is the only College in Wales accorded five star excellence in European Framework for Quality Management 2009 (EFQM) as well as being winners of three Colegau Cymru Awards.
College principal, Paul Croke, said: “Such results reflect the hard work of both students and staff and are a tribute to the excellent standards of teaching and learning at the College. We wish all our students continuing success for the future.”
A college spokesman said careers staff were on hand to advise A-level learners eager to make the most appropriate choices for higher education, and encourage them to check on the UCAS website and make decisions about the offers they have received. Students who have done better than they anticipated can make upward adjustments – but must enquire immediately as opportunities may only be available for a short-time. Students needing to seek clearing chances must act quickly; there are fewer places this year. Both Yale and Careers Wales advisors can support and are available to help.
For further information about learning opportunities in 2010-11, telephone Yale College on 01978 311794 or visit www.yale-wrexham.ac.uk.