Pupils celebrate A Level and BTEC results – Wrekin College

14 May 2020

university and a high number of offers from Russell Group universities.

Notable students include Zuzanna Kotrych who achieved the grades needed to take up her place at The Queen’s College, University of Cambridge, to study Education and Tess Sanders who attained the grades to allow her to take up a place to study Medicine at UEA from September.

Many of the new joiners to the Wrekin College Sixth Form did exceptionally well and achieved ‘added value’ beyond their GCSE grades, meaning they are achieving above their predicted level.

This year also saw Wrekin pupils taking BTEC qualifications for the first time, with over half of students getting a Merit or a Distinction and all students gaining at least a Pass.

Headmaster Tim Firth said he was delighted with the results.

“It’s so good to see all the hard work pay off for our students this year,” he said. “Not only for those who have achieved the top A* grades, but also for those who have worked extremely hard over the last two years and have out-performed their predicted results.

“We wish all our students the best of luck with whatever they choose to do, whether that is going to university or choosing another path. We are confident that our students will be prepared for whatever they choose thanks to Wrekin College’s focus on employability skills.

“It is just as important that students leave here with the skills to prepare them for life in the workplace so that once in employment they can make good progress.”

BTEC qualifications are equivalent to A levels offering UCAS points to help students achieve their university placements. Top universities welcome students with BTECs, with many students of all abilities preferring them to A levels.

Wrekin students have taken one or two BTEC National Certificates (in Sport, Business or IT) combined with other A level subjects, and their post-18 plans are a mixture of going into business, doing apprenticeships and pursuing university courses.

Wrekin is considering introducing a BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts from next September following the success of our BTEC introduction, and given the strength of our drama productions and ties with local youth drama companies.  Current GCSE pupils who may be interested in this, or any of the BTECs we offer in the Sixth Form should contact Admissions for more information.