Coleg Cambria are celebrating the college’s best ever results today with an overall pass rate of over 99%.

Sixth formers were delighted with their excellent results which saw a considerable increase in higher grade achievements.  Highlights include:

  • over 99% A*- E  
  • 80%  A* – C
  • 51%  awarded the top grades A*- B
  • 23%  awarded A*-A grades
  • 59 A* grades and 168 A grades achieved
  • 34 subjects achieved 100% pass rate   

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Sue Price, Principal at Coleg Cambria, said:

“I would like to congratulate all our sixth formers on their incredible achievement this year and wish them every success for the future.

“These results reflect a tremendous amount of hard work by the students as well as the dedication and expertise of our teaching staff who have worked tirelessly to support and challenge them to achieve their potential.   

“We are also very proud of the excellent achievement of our lower sixth learners who have guaranteed an overall pass rate of 93% with 67% higher grades.”

Jubilant sixth formers will be joining staff and their peers at special events later today when they will have the opportunity to celebrate the end of their journey with Coleg Cambria and look forward to new beginnings.  

David Jones OBE Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria added,

“We are delighted with the best results ever for Coleg Cambria which truly highlight the quality and excellence of our A Level provision.   

“Many congratulations to our students at both Yale and Deeside 6th forms who achieved the success they deserve – we are very proud of each and every individual performance.”

Coleg Cambria sixth formers continue the college’s tradition of gaining places at the UK’s top universities including 4 students securing places at Oxford and Cambridge once again this year.

Progressing to the University of Oxford is Jodie Jeffs, an ex-Darland High School pupil who gained 2A*s and an A and will go on to study English Language and Literature.

Jodie said, “I am completely overwhelmed and incredibly grateful to all the wonderful staff at Coleg Cambria who have helped me reach my full potential.”

Kimberley Jones, also formerly of Darland will go on to the University of Cambridge to read Law.

Also going to Oxford is Carys Jones, ex-Ysgol Y Grango pupil, who will read Law and Christian Smith, a former Darland pupil, was delighted with his 3A*s results and will go on to study Engineering.

Christian said, “I am super pleased with my results and have loved my time at the College.

“Coleg Cambria have been a great help in securing my place at Oxford offering support in my subjects and application.”

Also amongst the fantastic accomplishments are 3 AS students at Deeside Sixth, Arnold Gupta, Charlie Greenall, Niamh Andrews, who studied A level Further Maths in just one year with all of them achieving the top grade of A*.

Impressively, 27 of our A level students gained all A* and A grades including Dhruv Bansal who achieved 4 A*s and an A in the Welsh Baccalaureate. Dhruv, who was previously a Darland High School pupil is heading to the University of Bath to study an Engineering degree. He was also awarded Coleg Cambria’s Special Award for Academic Excellence 2017.

Dhruv said, “I couldn’t be happier with my results! I’ve had an amazing time at College and I’m excited for the next steps.”

Coleg Cambria’s Humanities Student of the Year 2017 Abbie Francis, formerly of The Maelor School deservedly earned herself 3 A grades and is progressing to University of Leeds to study Chinese and Japanese.  In future she hopes to teach English as a Foreign Language.

Abbie exclaimed, “You can achieve anything you want as long as you put your mind to it. Work hard and use the resources available to you.”

International student Chisaki Yamaguchi from Japan impressively gained 3As and is now applying to the University of Cambridge to read Human, Social and Political Science. She exclaimed, “You can succeed if you work hard and have a dream. As an international student I was struggling to get the best grades I can achieve but I realised that all the effort you put in is worthwhile. I will keep working hard to achieve my dream.”


More success stories include happy couple ex Rhosnesni High School pupils, Gabi Ecclestone and Connor Williams who gained 4A*s and 4As between them. They are both going on to study together at the University of York, where Gabi will study a Masters in Biochemistry and Connor will read a Masters in Chemistry.


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