Tuesday 24 October 2017

Students walk the red carpet to collect A-level results

A red carpet awaited students collecting their A-level results at Coleg y Cymoedd
A red carpet awaited students collecting their A-level results at Coleg y Cymoedd
Budding rugby player Calum Haggett, 19, notched up three A's and one A* in his A-level results.

Students at one college in Wales were given the red carpet treatment when arriving to collect their A-level results.

Coleg y Cymoedd helped make the teenagers' big day that bit more special after giving its Nantgarw campus a film premiere-style makeover.

As well as laying down a lengthy red carpet, dozens of balloons were also put up in the main reception to greet those turning up to discover their grades.

Coleg y Cymoedd principal Judith Evans said staff wanted to go the extra mile after the college's 500 students notched up a 96% pass rate.

She said: "Since the opening of this centre four years ago, A-level results day has become one of the true highlights of our year.

"It's a privilege to be here today to share in the excitement of the learners and tutors as they discover the results of two years of hard work and dedication.

"Working with our partner schools, Coleg y Cymoedd has made its mission to strengthen the South Wales Valleys through excellent academic provision.

"I think the festival atmosphere here today shows that we are succeeding."

Among those enjoying the star treatment was budding rugby player Calum Haggett.

The 19-year-old, of Tonyrefail, achieved three As and one A* in maths, physics, chemistry and biology, to secure a place at Imperial College London to study biomedical science.

Calum, who has captained the Wales under-18s rugby team, said: "Today is such a relief and is a real testament to the work I've put in over the last couple of years.

"I really can't thank Coleg y Cymoedd enough for their support, they've really gone the extra mile to make sure I got the results I needed from organising additional tutoring to allowing me extra time to fit in my rugby career."

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