Destinations and Results
Headline Destinations and Results for our Summer 2016 leavers. The results breakdown may not reflect changes due to remarked papers.
Super 16 offered places at Oxford and Cambridge
A record number of students offered places to study at the Universities
This year 16 students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group have been offered places to study at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Universities – a record for the College and the first time the number has reached double figures for a number of years. The students, who hail from all across the county, are currently studying A Levels at the colleges’ English Bridge and Welsh Bridge Campuses and will take their exams this summer before heading off to study at Oxford or Cambridge. The successful students have offers to read a broad range of subjects, including Philosophy, Biomedical Sciences, Experimental Psychology, Computer Science, Engineering, Law, Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Full and Part-time Art Students
Students achieve 100% attendance on their course
Shrewsbury Colleges Group places a high value on students’ attendance and believe that regular and punctual attendance is an crucial to allow our students to achieve their full potential. Many of our courses achieve 100% student attendance and our art courses are no exception, with students on Foundation Art & Design, NCFE Creative Craft Garment Construction and our first year Level 3 Extended Diploma Art & Design courses achieving perfect attendance.
Former student brings opera back to Shrewsbury
James left Shrewsbury Sixth Form College in 2008 after studying Music, Graphics and Maths. He went on to the renowned Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and gained a First-class Honours degree in composition whilst also receiving the Conservatoire’s Competition Prize and Orchestral Prize. After excelling in composition, James returned to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to complete a Master’s Degree and proceeded to establish and run his own company in London, The Waste Paper Opera Company. He now writes and stages shows in London and across the UK.
Student awarded first place in a regional competition for design and innovation
Connor entered the Rotary Club Young Innovator competition in August 2017, gaining first place in the West Midland Regional final, a competition giving students the opportunity to showcase their design and technology coursework. Connor showcased his Modular Media Unit to a variety of judges and members of the public, which comprised of two units that slotted together and incorporated mood lighting and a Bluetooth speaker to use as a coffee table. Connor studied A Levels in Product Design and Film Studies and Applied Science BTEC, and first heard about the competition through the College.
Sixth Form student wins prestigious film award
Eleanor won Into Space & Home category for over 13s at the Into Film Awards, at London’s Odeon, Leicester Square. Eleanor, who was presented with the award by actors Sophie Cookson and George Blagden, said: “I was really shocked. I’m absolutely delighted to have won this award and I really hope it will help me to move forward in the industry.” Her film, which lasts just over one minute and 30 seconds, sets the making of a cup of coffee in the home against the launch of a space rocket.
Former student offered a BAFTA Directing Mentorship from a multi BAFTA award winning film director
Cameron was selected for this unique opportunity due to his work with the BFI Film Academy in Shropshire, which progressed to work as a cinematographer on the BFI Film Academy Craft Skills Residential in April 2017. Cameron will learn from the three times BAFTA Cymru winner for Best Director, Euros Lyn, known for his work on TV shows such as Doctor Who, Casualty and Broadchurch. Cameron said “I'm excited to meet with Euros and find out more about the television and film industry. It'll be great to hear from the perspective of such an experienced and acclaimed person!”.
Drama Students and Staff
Sixth Form sell out show and charity raising
SSFC's 2017 production of 'The Addams Family' was a huge success, selling out for their run of four shows. The cast and crew also raised over £1,600 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, with Andrew Farrow, who played 'Uncle Fester Addams' shaving his head to fit the role.
Former student to work with one of LA’s biggest names in music and film
Stuart Bramwell has been given the opportunity of a lifetime working as an assistant to LA composer and music producer, Mark Portmann. Portmann has worked with artists such as Christina Aguilera, Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion and received nine Grammy nominations. Stuart, who previously studied Music, Geography and Psychology A Levels is a budding film music composer himself and impressed Mark with his talent so much, he decided to offer him the role as his Assistant.
Finalist in Squash at the AoC Sport National Championships
Congratulations to Becky for representing the College in Squash at the AoC Sport National Championships in April 2017. The AoC Sport National Championships consisted of 13 different sports taking place at a range of venues across Nottingham and remains the largest student sporting event in the UK.
Celebrating Achievement Awards
Wednesday 8 March 2017 at English Bridge Campus
This annual evening celebrated the wide ranging talents of our students as well as their academic and scholastic achievements with 20 awards for academic achievement and enrichment involvement. The evening also provided an opportunity for staff, students and invited guests to witness the vast array of student gifts and skills throughout the curriculum and enrichment programme through specially picked performance pieces including a Kickboxing demonstration involving a winner of six British kickboxing titles and a spectacular soprano solo.
This year we were delighted to be joined by guest presenters Cllr Ioan Jones, Mayor of Shrewsbury, Prof Anna Sutton, Provost University Centre Shrewsbury, Karen Bradshaw, Director Children’s Services, Shropshire Council, and Peter Bettis, Shrewsbury Business Chamber, we thank them all for their time and commitment to SSFC and Shrewsbury Colleges Group.