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Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Students Achieve Excellent Exam Results

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai learners are celebrating after another outstanding year of A Level and vocational results.

Our overall A Level pass rate is excellent, with 84% of learners achieving A* to C grades and over a third of our learners achieving the coveted A* and A grades. The college is delighted with the results as twice the number of learners have achieved an A* this year compared to 2018/19, when exams were last sat.

Our vocational learners have also excelled with over 600 learners achieving their level 3 qualifications across all college campuses. We are delighted that 46% of our learners completing their Extended Diploma qualifications have achieved the highest Distinction or Distinction* grade.

These results show outstanding academic success and personal achievement and will enable our learners to take their next step to University, Apprenticeships or Employment.

Reflecting on this year’s results, the Grŵp’s Chief Executive, Dafydd Evans, said: “Congratulations to all of our learners receiving their results today. They have shown great resilience and determination in achieving exceptional results with the return of the first series of summer exams and formal assessments in three years. We are extremely proud of the success of our learners and wish them all continued success for the future.”

Class of 2022 Profiles

Derwen Fay from Conwy gained straight A*s in Sociology, History, and Law. Derwen will now be going on to study Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London.

A delighted Derwen said: "I feel ecstatic, I can’t believe how well that I’ve done. It’s my first experience with sitting exams due to the pandemic and so it was amazing to achieve 100% in my law exam. The tutors have been phenomenal, helping me to achieve my outstanding results”

“The whole college experience has been amazing - I’ve been Student Union President, in the course of which we won the NUS Student Union of the Year award; I was awarded the A Level ‘Student of the Year’ award and have now achieved these results. I’m really going to miss the college.”

Leah Jones, 18 from Rhyl gained an impressive haul: Physics (A), Chemistry (A), Biology (A), and last but not least, Maths (A*). Leah is planning on taking a gap year, to undertake work experience with animals, working with vets and on farms.

She then plans to go to university the following year to study veterinary science as she has “always had a passion for animals”.

Leah said “I am delighted with my results. Rhyl Sixth has definitely made me love learning. In high school I did the work because I had to, at Rhyl Sixth I did it because I wanted to learn.”

Studying on the Level 3 Sports course at Coleg Llandrillo, Alexander Marshall-Wilson, excelled in his studies achieving straight distinctions. He also showed his sporting potential - a three-time British champion in wheelchair basketball, he has represented both Wales and Great Britain and is now going on to study Sport Psychology at Loughborough University.

Coleg Menai’s Learner of the Year, crowned at the college’s recent Further Education Awards’ ceremony, Alex Dundee from Bangor, is celebrating with 3 A*s in Mathematics, Psychology and Physics and a B in the Welsh Baccalaureate. Alex is now going on to study Theoretical Physics at the University of Sheffield.

Alex said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at college and felt I got pushed to fully achieve my potential. It is an excellent halfway point between school and university, that will also fully prepare me for university.”

Budding astrophysicist Daniel Rowe, from Machynlleth gained A*s across the board in Maths, Further Maths and Physics.

Daniel said: I am delighted with the results and I am now off to study Astrophysics at Lancaster University.”

Two students from the Coleg Meirion Dwyfor’s Pwllheli campus are celebrating after they both gained A*s in all subjects! Ffion Wood from Abersoch gained straight A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and is now going on to study Medicine and Oxford University, and Kit Moore-Lambe from Caernarfon gained straight A*s in Biology, English Language & Literature, Geography and History.

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