Llandovery College students have celebrated a successful year of A Level results.

Over 50 per cent of students secured A*-A grades with 19 per cent achieving an A*.

Students, parents and staff were said to be delighted with the overall results: A* 19 per cent, A*-A 50 per cent, A*-B 63 per cent, A*-C 80 per cent and A*-E 99 per cent.

The College Warden, Dominic Findlay, said there was some disappointment with a number of grades that will be appealed in the coming weeks.

Mr Findlay, said: “I am delighted with this year’s results, which have been accredited via both an internal and external moderation process. Students and staff handled the Covid 19 period with much credit ensuring that courses were completed and that the College sent exam boards hugely detailed evidence for each student across all subjects.

“Our top performing three students gained 6 A*s and 6 As between them and a host of other students achieved a minimum of two As and, as a result, we have seen our A*-A percentage increase to 50 per cent meaning that half our students results were at the top grade tiers this year. This is a fantastic achievement, especially when you consider their commitment to our substantial co-curricular programme throughout their two years in Sixth Form.

“Students have gained places in Russell Group universities, three are now entering Medical Schools, some the world of professional sport, whilst others have decided to take up apprenticeship opportunities or delay their entrance to university for a year.

“We are disappointed that a number of grades have been impacted negatively following the WJEC and other exam board processes and many of these will be appealed in the coming weeks. The UK now has three different approaches to the accreditation of exam results, depending on where you live, and this urgently needs reviewing so that all students gain the results they, and we, believe they were capable of achieving. The last minute decision to use AS grades in Wales gives little credit for those students who improve during Year 13, which in reality is the majority.

“At such an incredibly important moment for all concerned we wish all our leaving Year 13 students all the best in the future as they take their next step along their future career path.”