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Gower College Swansea ESOL learner wins Inspire! Adult Learning Award

Walid Musa Albuqai, an ESOL learner at Gower College Swansea, won this year’s Different Past: Shared Futures award at the Inspire! Adult Learning Awards, an annual ceremony coordinated by Learning and Work Institute in partnership with the Welsh Government and other partners.

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Free sessions for Adult Learners’ Week!

Adult Learners’ Week is the biggest celebration of learning in Wales, coordinated by the Learning and Work Institute in partnership with the Welsh Government. It aims to inspire adults to discover a passion for learning and skills development and show them that it’s never too late to start learning.

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'Home away from home' for Gower College Swansea's international students

Could you host an international student this September? Scroll to the bottom for more information!

Gower College Swansea’s international students, who are aged between 16 and 18, come from countries all over the world. This year the College have students from Cambodia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

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Gower College Swansea A Level and L3 vocational results 2023

Students at Gower College Swansea are celebrating a strong set of A Level and vocational Level 3 results again in 2023.

The overall A Level pass rate is 98%, with 1391 separate exam entries. Of these passes, 35% are at grades A*-A, 60% are at A*-B and 82% are at A*-C.

The overall pass rate at AS Level is 95%, with 74% of those passes being grades A - C and 53% being grades A - B. There were 2119 separate exam entries for AS.

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What to expect on Results Day

Gower College Swansea principal, Mark Jones, offers advice to students on what to expect leading up to, and on, Results Day.

Your final exam may seem like a distant memory after what I hope has been an enjoyable summer. Results Day has crept up on all of us, so it’s time to take on the next challenge of facing the results you receive on that piece of paper.

Just like thousands of young people across the country you may feel panicked and fear the uncertainty of your future, all of which is understandable. 

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Prom at Patti Pavilion: An Unforgettable End-of-Term Celebration

Gower College Swansea's highly anticipated prom, held at the historic Patti Pavilion, marked a perfect end to the term. The night's theme was ‘masquerade ball,' and the students did not disappoint, arriving in their most glamorous attire and elegant eye masks. 

The event, well deserved after years of hard work and dedication, was one to remember with music, dance and delicious Indian cuisine. As the doors swung open, the electric atmosphere excited the students and they wasted no time in hitting the dance floor.

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Gower College Swansea hosts menopause-focused roundtable

Gower College Swansea hosted a menopause-focused roundtable event with government menopause champions and key local employers to discuss Menopause in the Workplace at their Sketty Hall Business School.

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How to get your exam / qualification results August 2023 - Updated

Those with fixed results days should look out for an invitation from us w/c Monday 7 August. This will detail the arrangements for collecting your results. The fixed results days are:

A Level, Vocational Level 3 (such as BTEC,OCR,UAL,NCFE) and Welsh Baccalaureate
Thursday 17 August 2023 (from 9.15am)

GCSE and Vocational Level 2
Thursday 24 August 2023 (from 9.15am)

Results will also be available via eILP on both days.

Please note that you must bring ID, which includes your name, in order to collect your results.

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Staff Wellbeing Day 2023

At the end of another very busy academic year, Gower College Swansea held its annual staff Wellbeing Day on 6 July.

The event has become a real highlight for teaching and support staff across all campuses, an opportunity to enjoy a range of taster sessions and activities with colleagues and friends.

This year’s packed itinerary included shamanic healing, cold water therapy, gardening, pickleball, reflexology and bingo.

Staff were also able to gain free advice on a range of issues such as legal matters, HRT, health and fitness, and the College’s Cycle to Work scheme.

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International Graduates at Sketty Hall Business School Graduation

International Students Graduation 2023

Graduation is a momentous occasion that marks the results of years of hard work, dedication, and growth. It is a time to celebrate achievements, reflect on the journey, and look forward to new beginnings.

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