A-level Results Day 2019
Few events in the college calendar create as much buzz as A-level results day, and this year was no exception at SGS College’s A Level Campus, which was filled with happy, smiling students.
As in previous years, the College’s A-level students achieved excellent grades. Over 75% of A2 students achieved grades A* - C grades, with excellent performance seen in many subject areas including Maths where 71% of students achieved A* A or B grades.
Overall, 6% managed to achieve the allusive A*; these were in Business, Biology, English Language and Literature, Further Maths, Maths, Law, Psychology and Sociology. An astonishing nine students achieved A*’s and A’s for all three subjects.
One of those students was 22 year old, Vicky Soper from Bishopsworth who obtained A*s in both English Literature and English Language, and an A in Sociology. She commented: “I am gobsmacked. I can’t believe it. I am so happy. I cannot wait to start my Creative Writing degree at Winchester University.”
Sophie came back to college after taking a couple of years out due to suffering with anxiety and depression. As an 18 year old the normal route would have been to undertake an Access course, however as Sophie was unsure of what she wanted to do she decided to undertake A-levels and SGS was the only College in Bristol to offer this programme to students aged over 18.
Commenting on her time at SGS, Vicky said: “The teachers are lovely. I couldn’t have done it without them.”
18 year old Simon Foot learned he had been accepted to Exeter University today to study a Maths degree after gaining two As in Maths and Chemistry and a B in PE. He commented: “I am well chuffed. I got exactly what I needed.”
He added: “SGS has helped me a lot. Everyone is so friendly here and the teachers are great.”
Another student celebrating success today is 18 year old, Anna Arklless who declined an offer to study at Cambridge University to stay in Bristol and study Maths at Bristol University. Anna received A*s in both Maths and Further Maths and an A in Physics. Commenting on her results she said: “I am ecstatic, just so happy. I cannot wait to start my degree.”
Anna hopes to complete her degree and then go travelling. After she would like to enter a job undertaking research within maths.
SGS offers a wide range of subjects across five pathways, each tailored to support your career progression, incorporating Professional Services, Creative Communications, Humanities, STEM and Life Sciences. We have outstanding students who make exceptional progress, many of whom have gone on to some of the UK’s most prestigious universities, including Oxford, Bristol and Southampton.
For students looking to start this September, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College is offering Advice and Guidance sessions to learners looking for assistance with their education and career paths. Commencing Thursday 22nd August the sessions run daily at our Filton, WISE and Stroud campuses from 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, on Wednesday 25 September, SGS College’s Sixth Form Centre opens its doors to potential applicants for 2020. To register please visit www.sgscol.ac.uk