BTEC students celebrate results

Students from Waltham Forest College are proving that academic A Levels are not the only route to university and achieving their dreams.

Scores of young people attended the college today to collect their BTEC results. Many students have secured university places, proving that A Levels are not the only route to progress onto higher levels of study.

Equipped with a triple star distinction (D*D*D*) in Public Services Level 3, Moinul Islam, will be moving on to Coventry University where he will be studying criminology and psychology.

Poppy Palmer, 18, believes her triple star distinction in Business Level 3 is a further steppingstone in her dream to becoming a primary school teacher.

She said: “I have enjoyed my time at college and am grateful for the time and effort my teachers have put in to support me. I am really happy to have achieved triple distinction star grades and am very excited to progress further to university.”

Star student, Marini Tsako, achieved tops marks in his BTEC Level 3 ininformation technology. He has now secured a place at Greenwich University to study computing to become a software developer.

He said: “It’s an amazing feeling having received my grades today. I always say you either go the whole way or you don’t at all, so I’ve worked really hard and it’s paid off. This start has been really good and I’m looking forward to better things to come when I go to university.”

BTEC qualifications are vocational and work-related courses that open opportunities to secure employment.

Principal and CEO, Janet Gardner said: “Our vision is to inspire learners to create their future and these students have great futures with many going onto top universities and others entering highly skilled and well-paid employment in a variety of sectors.”

The college has a wide range of vocational and technical courses and apprenticeship routes for GSCE students awaiting results. Visit www.waltham.ac.uk for more information.

Mick Ferris

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