Success for North Shropshire College A Level Students

Oswestry, United Kingdom, August 15, 2015 –(– North Shropshire College (NSC) is celebrating another excellent year for A Levels with a massive 7% increase in grades A to C and a 100% pass rate in several subjects including Maths, English Language/Literature, Geography, History, ICT, and many more.

NSC has also seen an increase of 5% in grades A to C for AS Levels.

Jackie Doodson, Principal and Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted with our students results, particularly those in the Arts area, which includes Fine Art, Photography, Graphics and Textiles, who achieved a 100% pass rate for the second year running. The high standard of work in the Arts was exhibited in the College foyer at the Oswestry Campus throughout June and July. The results are a tribute to the hard work of our students, the professionalism of our staff and the dedicated support of parents and guardians.”

BTEC Extended Diploma Results
With most results in place for BTEC Extended Diplomas (the vocational equivalent to A Levels), over a third of students have achieved a Triple Starred Distinction (equivalent to three A* at A Level) and over half have achieved a Triple Distinction (equivalent to three A’s at A Level). These achievements once again reflect the significant value that the College adds to students during their study programmes. In particular, 82% of students studying Animal Management achieved a Triple Starred Distinction and 92% achieved a Triple Distinction and above.

The Principal said: “I am encouraged by this year’s performance. We have continued the College’s year-on-year improvement in our vocational provision. I wish all our students a successful future as they progress into Higher Education or employment and thank them and their tutors for the contribution they have made to the success of the College.”

Help and Advice is on Hand
On learning of their results, many students will now be able to secure their first preference for university entrance. For any learners who are unsure about the future or who need advice and guidance, the College Student Services Team are on hand all day and throughout the summer to provide help and support to students and parents, either over the phone (01691 688000) or in person at the Oswestry Campus.

Electrical Installation
Following the College’s successful introduction of Plumbing and Bricklaying last year, new provision is starting this September in Electrical Installation. Those interested in construction trades should apply either at the College or via the website at

Enrolment for the new College term starts on Thursday 27th August (Oswestry Campus). There are additional Advice and Guidance evenings for new students on Wednesday 2 September at the Oswestry, Walford and Shipley Campuses from 4.00pm until 8.00 p.m. There is no need to pre-book, just come along between 4 and 8 to find out more about courses available and sign up. The evening is also open to mature learners interested in part-time study such as Access to HE, Beauty Therapy and Teaching, etc.

For more information about NSC visit the website at or call the Admissions Team on 01691 688080.
Contact Information
North Shropshire College
Lucy Evans
01691 688039