News and Events
Our continued response to Covid-19: Update from Principal Mark Jones (22 September)
Principal Mark Jones reflects on the start of the Autumn term, praising students and staff for their cooperation, and explaining how the College is continuing to ensure health and safety remains the top priority.
As we enter the fourth week of term, it seems a good time to reflect on how things have gone so far at Gower College Swansea.
Student Union President, Laimis Lisauskas reflects on his first few days back at College
With the reopening of schools and colleges earlier this week, I thought readers may be interested in getting a student’s perspective of how these first few days have gone.
Guidance on face coverings
Following the recent statement by Welsh Government, the College has decided that all staff, students and visitors will now be required to wear face coverings.
This will apply in all communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain (e.g. hallways, stairways or common rooms). It will also apply when using College or public buses.
Sports Centre reopening – from Tuesday 1 September
Staff and students
We can confirm that the Sports Centre will reopen for staff and students from Tuesday 1 September.
To ensure the health and safety of all, please note the following changes:
After a tough year, Gower College Swansea looks forward
After what has been a very challenging academic year, Gower College Swansea is now gearing up for the return of students from 1 September.
Work has been ongoing throughout the summer to adapt the campus buildings in light of Covid-19 and things will look very different when learners return for their inductions.
A message from Principal Mark Jones re: BTEC results
There is a lot of confusion at the moment in relation to exam results, most recently BTEC results.
So I would like to take this opportunity to reassure all our prospective students that their place at Gower College Swansea is secure.
Changes to results: what does this mean?
Following the announcement of 17 August by Welsh Government, students who have received A Level / AS Level / Welsh Baccalaureate (Skills Challenge Certificate) results this summer from the WJEC will have their grade updated to the grade we submitted to the exam board (Centre Assessed Grade or CAG).
In addition, please note:
Gower College Swansea exam results 2020
Students at Gower College Swansea are celebrating an overall A Level pass rate of 99%, with 1255 separate exam entries.
Of these passes, 34% were at grades A*-A, 61% were at A*-B and 85% were at A*-C.
The overall pass rate at AS Level was 91%, with 66% of those passes being grades A - C and 43% being grades A - B. There were 2610 separate exam entries for AS.
Update from Principal, Mark Jones (11 August)
We have now received the final part of the Welsh Government’s guidance that will allow the College to reopen at the beginning of September.
Even though this guidance has been delayed, we have been working with Welsh Government colleagues throughout the summer and I am now pleased to be able to share our plans for September.