IT has been another year of A Level success at Cardiff and Vale College with 96 per cent of students gaining qualifications.

Many are progressing on to university and higher level learning. The 96 per cent success for students gaining A*-E grades also includes figures for students taking the Welsh Baccalaureate as an additional subject and not an add-on to their A Levels.

The College has also seen 100 per cent pass rates in French, Spanish, Further Mathematics, English Language and Literature, Art & Design, History and Government & Politics. Modern language courses at AS Level also saw 100 per cent pass rates.

Lorik Bothwell, 18 and from Dinas Powys, achieved A's in AS-level Maths, Physics and German. He wants to finish his A Levels and then go on to study Physics, either in Durham, Bristol or a London university.

“I’m happy – I wasn’t sure about the German but I’m glad,” Lorik said. “I’ll be coming back to college to do my A2s and I want to study Physics at University, either at Durham or Bristol on maybe in London. I really enjoy College – I’ve had a really good time.”

CAVC Deputy Principal for Curriculum Kay Martin said: “We are delighted to once again see excellent pass rates and it is fantastic news that our focus on challenging and supporting AS and A Level learners to gain the highest grades possible is paying off. The progression rates to university and higher level learning are really pleasing and there are some fantastic individual stories of learners going to top universities and starting their training for the careers of their dreams.”