Waltham Forest College celebrates student success

Students at Waltham Forest College are celebrating their achievements on BTEC results and for making it through a challenging year

The college has a strong reputation for its vocational and career-driven qualifications and more than 200 students have secured university places, proving that traditional A-Levels are not the only route to university.

As with all levels of education this year, student grades were calculated according to other factors, such as coursework and predicted grades.

Traditionally, students would be invited in to collect their results, but are celebrating at home with loved one’s away from the campus after receiving their results digitally.

Zamfir Beniamin

Triple distinction student, Zamfir Beniamin, who studied BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport Leyton Orient FC said: “I was offered trial opportunities with Leyton Orient FC and gained invaluable work experience whilst completing my course.

“I now plan to study BSc in Sports Therapy at University of East London”.

Simona Maciute, who also received a triple distinction in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Pubic Services said: “My learning experience has been incredible, even during Covid-19, the College has supported me in transitioning to online learning and reaching my career aspirations of studying towards a degree”.

Stephanie Antwi, BTEC Health and Social Care student is celebrating a remarkable achievement; not only gaining triple distinctions, but securing a role as a support worker, during Covid-19.

She said: “I have been successful on balancing my learning whilst offering my service during this pandemic. I am really excited about starting my studies at Coventry University to study BA in Childhood and I am forever grateful for the support by Waltham Forest College staff.”

Principal and CEO of Waltham Forest College, Janet Gardner said: “We are very proud of our students and for the resilience and determination that they have shown to complete their courses online.

“The whole college transitioned quickly to virtual learning and our teachers have done a fantastic job at supporting all of our amazing students to achieve their ambitions whilst delivering innovative and engaging learning”.

The college has a wide range of vocational courses and apprenticeship routes for GSCE students awaiting results.

Contact the Learner Services Team on 020 8501 8501 or visit the college website www.waltham.ac.uk for more information on application and enrolment.

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