Results day celebration for Bridgend College students

Hundreds of students descended upon Bridgend College to receive their results today (Thursday 15th August) in a first of its kind results day celebration. 

There were plenty of triple distinctions stars around in the areas of engineering, sport, construction and creative arts.

The Business course at the College celebrated a phenomenal 97.4% exam pass rate at Level 3 today, with many business students securing places at top universities.

Charlie Smith came to Bridgend College three years ago after being homeschooled for many years. After initially struggling to adapt to a structured learning environment, she successfully completed a Level 2 in Public Services thanks to her sheer determination and the support from her tutors. She has successfully completed a Level 3 course in Public Services during the past year and is thrilled with her results. Charlie now hopes to go onto University to study Paramedic Science. 

Liam Newman was thrilled with his triple distinction in a BTEC Level 3 qualification in IT. Liam is autistic and has praised the College for its support during his time there.

Liam said: “I don’t think I would have gotten this far if it wasn’t for Bridgend College. They’ve supported me both with my condition and with extracurricular activities. They’ve helped me significantly.”

Liam has secured a place at Cardiff University to study Applied Software Engineering but vows to keep in touch with the College in the future. 

Bridgend College’s 6th Form College (partnered with Pencoed Comprehensive School) have had a successful day with the overall results A* – E rising to an impressive 99.4%, with virtually all students at Penybont 6th Form who applied for Higher Education courses gained the grades needed to confirm their place for September.

A staggering 29.3% of students scored an A*- A. While data is still being verified and confirmed, the Bridgend College and Pencoed Comprehensive School’s partnership is set to be at the top of the table in the whole of Bridgend and beat the National comparator average.

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 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.

Simon Pirotte, CEO and Principal of Bridgend College said:

“We are so proud of the achievements of all our students today, both at Bridgend College and Penybont 6th Form. Some of the results we have seen have been nothing short of incredible and we wish all students good luck and success in the future.”

The College’s other successful provision, Twilight A level courses, have also boasted a significant increase in pass rates.

Law, a popular twilight subject at Bridgend College saw 17 A grades at AS level and 15 A and A* grades at A2 level. This year, the provision has seen a 20% increase since 2018 in A* – A grades and an 11% increase in A* –  C grades, both at A2 level. A 7% increase was also seen at AS level in A* – C grades. 

Overall, 59 students are celebrating their A Level results with a 10.9% increase (based on provisional data), compared to 2018, in the percentage of pupils gaining 3 A*-C grades (including the WBQ Skills Challenge Certificate). The percentage of pupils gaining 3*-A* to A has also increased – 10.2% compared with 6.7% last year.

It’s not too late to begin a University level course this September however. 

For students who may have missed out on their grades or have changed their mind about the course they’ve chosen, there are plenty of options at Bridgend College through our clearing campaign. You will be able to apply through Clearing if you haven’t met the conditions of your offer, haven’t received any offers or if you haven’t made a UCAS application this year.

If you would like to make Bridgend College your choice of study, go to the UCAS website and search Bridgend College (UCAS code B68) and take a look at the wide range of full-time courses we have on offer. A list of part-time courses available with us can be found on our website.

Call: Our clearing hotline number is 01656 302 302 Ext 251 or,

Email: Send your enquiry to our HE Team:

Or visit here for more information: Bridgend College Clearing