Penybont 6th Form College score above National Comparator average in A-Level results 2019

Penybont 6th Form College is celebrating the fantastic success of its 2019 A-Level results.

An impressive 29.3% of students received an A*- A grade, 83.8% secured A*-C results – the grade received for A* – E was a fantastic 99.4%, which at the moment, looks like it has succeeded the national comparator.

Amongst the students at Penybont 6th Form College receiving their grades was Kahlio Mader, who achieved 3 A* and 1 A and will now study Biomedical Sciences at St Hilda’s College at Oxford University this September. Kahlio also won Learner of the Year in Collaborative Courses at Bridgend College’s Annual Awards ceremony back in June 2019.

Lillie-Mai Jones, another student at Penybont 6th Form College, has been accepted to the prestigious London Studio Centre to study BA(HONS) Theatre Dance, having gained an A grade in her A level Dance alongside her other qualifications.

Penybont 6th Form College Head of Curriculum Partnerships, Gemma Carr-Evans, expressed her elation.

“These statistics are absolutely fantastic and they are so well deserved. We’re thrilled!”

“Our students have worked so hard over the last two years, and the support they’ve received from our dedicated staff at the school and Bridgend College has been superb”.

The Bridgend College and Pencoed Comprehensive School partnership that is ‘Penybont 6th Form’ is a unique partnership within the Bridgend area. It has been in progress for three years and results are improving each year.

By working in partnership, Penybont 6th Form can meet the needs of all its learners by offering an exciting, broad and diverse curriculum and the opportunity to link with industry professionals at the College and experienced staff at the school.

Top teaching award for staff member who goes the extra mile


Head of Curriculum and Penybont 6th Form provision, Gemma Carr-Evans, recently won the Promoting Collaboration to Improve Learning award at the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2019.

Twenty nine inspirational education professionals were invited to the awards ceremony held at Soughton Hall, Mold, with ten overall winners recognised in each category.

Welsh comedian Tudur Owen and Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams revealed the winners of the 10 categories.

The Promoting Collaboration to Improve Learning award is designed to acknowledge those who have successfully managed to get organisations to work together to improve opportunities for pupils. These could include school to school collaborations, school/college collaborations or work between schools and other partners that have impacted on learners.

Gemma is held in very high esteem for her truly unique approach to promoting collaboration ensuring that everyone feels an integral part of the process. She oversees the innovative collaboration with Pencoed Comprehensive School and Bridgend College, forging ways to ensure post 16 learners get access to high-quality vocational and academic provision.

Gemma also co-ordinates a Junior Apprenticeship Programme, a partnership between Bridgend College and local secondary schools and a twilight provision, bringing together 180 pupils from various local schools. Pupils and staff agree that Gemma tirelessly goes above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcomes for the learners.

Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, congratulated the winners and said:

“The awards are a testament to the winners’ outstanding commitment to our education system in Wales. Our support workers, teachers and education professionals are integral to our education system and continue to put young people at the forefront of everything they do.”

Simon Pirotte, Principal and CEO of Bridgend College, also commended Gemma by saying;

“Gemma is an amazing individual; I think every now and again in your teaching career you come across somebody who really inspires you, and she is one of those individuals.”

Congratulations Gemma, from all at Penybont 6th Form College

Results Day 2018!

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