A Level and GCSE News
Oxford college expands outreach initiative to Swansea
Students at Gower College Swansea have taken part in a brand new initiative that aims to attract more young people from state schools to the University of Oxford.
Around 80 A Level students attended the recent Step Up workshop at the Gorseinon Campus which was led by Head of Outreach at New College, Oxford - and former student of Gower College Swansea - Daniel Powell.
College launches HE+ and Seren Academy for 2019
Gower College Swansea has welcomed over 400 learners to the Gorseinon campus for the launch of the HE+ programme and Seren Academy for 2019/20.
Gower College Swansea, at the invitation of and in collaboration with, the University of Cambridge, is the ‘hub’ institution in the Swansea HE+ Consortium, working with the seven state sixth-form schools in the City and County of Swansea.
New students welcomed to College
New students had a chance to find out more about campus life when they attended the Gower College Swansea Freshers’ Fayre.
A Level student heads to American University
Among the 1000-plus students about to progress to higher education from Gower College Swansea is Elli Rees, who has won a place at a prestigious American university.
Gower College Swansea exam results 2019
Students at Gower College Swansea are celebrating an overall A Level pass rate of 99%, with 1205 separate exam entries.
Of these passes, 35% were at grades A*-A, 61% were at A*-B and 82% were at A*-C.
The overall pass rate at AS Level was 92%, with 67% of those passes being grades A - C and 44% being grades A - B. There were 2447 separate exam entries for AS.
Students thanked for fund-raising efforts
Students at Gower College Swansea have raised an astonishing £11,000 over the past two years – money that has been donated to the Kenya Community Education Project
Taylor heads for Hay
Gower College Swansea student Taylor Williams has been awarded a place on the Hay Festival Beacons Project, a prestigious, free workshop residency for 16-18 year olds interested in writing.
Taylor is currently studying A Levels in English Language, English Literature and Media Studies at the Gorseinon Campus.
Students pen prize-winning reviews
Three A Level students from Gower College Swansea have claimed prizes at the 2019 DylanEd book review competition, which is organised by Swansea University as part of the wider International Dylan Thomas Prize celebrations.
Pupils encouraged to ‘aim high’ at College event
Gower College Swansea recently organised a special event for Year 10 pupils from secondary schools across Swansea.
The launch of the Welsh Government’s Seren Foundation programme at the Liberty Stadium enabled almost 400 young people to find out more about the range of higher education options they could explore after they complete their A Levels.
Eleven students heading to Oxbridge
Eleven students from Gower College Swansea have been offered a place to study at Oxford or Cambridge University in 2019.
These students are all following the Oxbridge Programme at the Gorseinon Campus, which aims to provide the best possible preparation for students aiming to progress to Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities.