Telford College of Arts and Technology is celebrating a ‘fantastic’ set of GCSE and Maths results which have dramatically out-performed the national average.
The college achieved a 42% pass rate at grade C or above for GCSE English in the latest round of resits, and 41% for GCSE Maths.
This compares to the national average of just 26.9% for English, and 29.5% for Maths.
The successful students included Augustine Adjei, 18, from Brookside, who achieved an A grade for Maths. He is currently on a level two engineering course at TCAT.
Augustine, one of the college’s international students, from Ghana, said the Maths qualification would now allow him to apply for a place at Cardiff University, once he has completed his TCAT studies.
He said: “I think TCAT is really good; you get support with your Maths and English whilst studying you course, and I am now hoping to achieve my A in English in May.”
TCAT’s interim principal, Ian Clinton, said: “One of the greatest challenges for all colleges right now is the improvement of English and Maths.
“So these latest GCSE resit results can only be described as fantastic.
“I want to say a massive thank you to the English and Maths teams at TCAT for their tireless hard work and dedication in supporting our learners to be successful.
“This really is utterly brilliant news, and demonstrates hard evidence of the high levels of improvements we are making.”
Mr Clinton said: “I can’t over-stress the importance of students achieving their Maths and English qualifications at school – it opens up a wide range of higher level course choices here at TCAT.”