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College learners to perform ‘The Sad Club’ as part of the National Theatre Connections 2019 festival

The National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival, Connections offers youth theatre groups across the country a unique chance to perform a new play as part of the festival. Learners from the college’s Performing Arts department will join 5,000 other talented young people from right across the UK  as they inspire and entertain audiences with a play for, and about, young people, that is current, challenging and relevant.

You can join the audience and be one of the first to see this brand new play by Luke Barnes, performed by our learners.

The performance will take place on March 28th,,  7.00pm in  Redhouse  Cymru. Tickets priced at £4 are available at the box office or by ringing 01685 384111.

 

 

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College Merthyr Tydfil named as joint top performing colleges in Wales

The College Merthyr Tydfil has, today, been named as the joint top performing vocational college in Wales in 2017/18 for the second year running, achieving an overall success rate of 86%, 2% above the Welsh sector average of 84%. In addition the college is ranked as the top performing college in Wales for main qualifications.

The success rates, published in the Welsh Government Learner Outcomes report also highlights that the college is ranked second in Wales for both A level and academic qualifications. 
The Learner Outcome Report, which is published annually, shows each further education provider’s overall performance as taken from the Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR). The report includes information on the percentage of all qualifications achieved by learners against current ‘national comparators’ – the average rate achieved across all FE institutions in Wales.

Over the last three years, the college’s success rates for vocational qualifications have increased by 3%, main qualifications by 6% and our A level success rates have increased by 9%. In addition, we have seen our academic success rates increase by 10%. This rise in success rates together with the growing number of awards and accolades being achieved by both our learners and the college overall, demonstrates our commitment to raising levels of achievement and providing each and every learner with the best learning experience possible. 
Head of College, Lisa Thomas commented, “These are our best learner outcomes ever and are very much a team effort, reflecting the college’s unremitting focus on outstanding teaching, learning and student support. The fact that we have continually improved our outcomes over the last three years is the result of hard work, clarity of focus and an absolute determination to do the very best for every single one of our learners.”

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College Merthyr Tydfil named as joint top performing colleges in Wales

The College Merthyr Tydfil has, today, been named as the joint top performing vocational college in Wales in 2017/18 for the second year running, achieving an overall success rate of 86%, 2% above the Welsh sector average of 84%. In addition the college is ranked as the top performing college in Wales for main qualifications.

The success rates, published in the Welsh Government Learner Outcomes report also highlights that the college is ranked second in Wales for both A level and academic qualifications. 
The Learner Outcome Report, which is published annually, shows each further education provider’s overall performance as taken from the Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR). The report includes information on the percentage of all qualifications achieved by learners against current ‘national comparators’ – the average rate achieved across all FE institutions in Wales.

Over the last three years, the college’s success rates for vocational qualifications have increased by 3%, main qualifications by 6% and our A level success rates have increased by 9%. In addition, we have seen our academic success rates increase by 10%. This rise in success rates together with the growing number of awards and accolades being achieved by both our learners and the college overall, demonstrates our commitment to raising levels of achievement and providing each and every learner with the best learning experience possible. 
Head of College, Lisa Thomas commented, “These are our best learner outcomes ever and are very much a team effort, reflecting the college’s unremitting focus on outstanding teaching, learning and student support. The fact that we have continually improved our outcomes over the last three years is the result of hard work, clarity of focus and an absolute determination to do the very best for every single one of our learners.”

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College Merthyr Tydfil named as joint top performing colleges in Wales

The College Merthyr Tydfil has, today, been named as the joint top performing vocational college in Wales in 2017/18 for the second year running, achieving an overall success rate of 86%, 2% above the Welsh sector average of 84%. In addition the college is ranked as the top performing college in Wales for main qualifications.

The success rates, published in the Welsh Government Learner Outcomes report also highlights that the college is ranked second in Wales for both A level and academic qualifications. 
The Learner Outcome Report, which is published annually, shows each further education provider’s overall performance as taken from the Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR). The report includes information on the percentage of all qualifications achieved by learners against current ‘national comparators’ – the average rate achieved across all FE institutions in Wales.

Over the last three years, the college’s success rates for vocational qualifications have increased by 3%, main qualifications by 6% and our A level success rates have increased by 9%. In addition, we have seen our academic success rates increase by 10%. This rise in success rates together with the growing number of awards and accolades being achieved by both our learners and the college overall, demonstrates our commitment to raising levels of achievement and providing each and every learner with the best learning experience possible. 
Head of College, Lisa Thomas commented, “These are our best learner outcomes ever and are very much a team effort, reflecting the college’s unremitting focus on outstanding teaching, learning and student support. The fact that we have continually improved our outcomes over the last three years is the result of hard work, clarity of focus and an absolute determination to do the very best for every single one of our learners.”

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College Merthyr Tydfil student Kate Gibson shortlisted for British Education Award 2019

Kate Gibson, former BTEC Applied Science student at The College Merthyr Tydfil, has been shortlisted for the prestigious British Education Awards.

Now in its third year, British Education Awards (BEA) celebrates the academic and extracurricular achievements of students in the UK.

Kate, who is a finalist within the Wales Vocational category, previously studied at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni, prior to enrolling on a BTEC Applied Science course at the college in September 2016. Kate completed the course in the summer of 2018, achieving an outstanding D*D*D* and providing her with the outcomes she needed to successfully progress on to a Physiotherapy degree at Cardiff University. Kate, who was also awarded the college’s Applied Science Award for 2018, comments The BTEC Applied Science course suited my way of learning as the knowledge learnt was supported and reinforced by practical tasks. The support I received from the dedicated staff and college’s Bilingual Champion throughout the course was excellent and this eased the transition from a Welsh medium school into the college. I am really enjoying studying Physiotherapy at Cardiff University and am delighted to be a shortlist for this national BEA Award.”

Kate is among seventy-six candidates shortlisted for the 2019 awards, with the winners due to be announced this evening at an official ceremony at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate. Awards will be presented to winners in five regions, including England (divided into two zones), Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; and within four categories – GCSE or Scottish National 5, A Level or Scottish Advanced Higher, Vocational and Degree.

 

Special Achievement Awards will also be presented to specially selected students in recognition of the exceptional challenges they have overcome during the course of their studies.

Students are also judged on their extracurricular responsibilities, which may be anything from running an after school club and volunteering in the community, to dedication to sports and the arts.

British Education Awards organiser, Amin Chowdhury said: “This year’s British Education Awards Finalists have shown an admirable level of focus and dedication to their studies, invariably balancing demanding timetables of external activities alongside their official curriculum to achieve incredible academic results.   

“We are extremely proud to be able to honour them at the third British Education Awards and hope that, as BEA Ambassadors, their example will encourage others to make the most of the education and learning opportunities available here in Britain.”

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Notes for Editors

1. British Education Awards (BEA) is a not-for-profit organisation which has been established to promote excellence in British education by celebrating student achievement with the aim of inspiring the pursuit of learning. For more information, visit www.britisheducationawards.co.uk.

2. BEA winners are Ambassadors for British education and by highlighting these success stories BEA promotes the merits of a British education on both a national and international platform.

3. Follow British Education Awards on Twitter at @BEAawards, on Facebook at britisheducationawards, and Instagram at @british_education_awards.

4. For finalist please visit   http://britisheducationawards.co.uk/finalist-2019/

5. For individual student info please visit https://www.facebook.com/britisheducationawards/

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