For many students today marks another step towards creating their futures in higher education and employment.
Students at Waltham Forest College in Walthamstow arrived in their numbers to collect their results in line with social distancing measures, after months of anxious waiting and uncertainty.
Over 600 students sat GSCE maths and English exams this year, with many also taking vocational qualifications designed to help them progress onto their chosen career.
Deputy principal: curriculum and quality, Stella McManus said: “We’re so proud of our students celebrating their amazing achievement today. Not only is it proof of our students’ commitment to succeed, during such challenging times, but it also reflects the high-quality teaching and learning that takes place here at the college, especially with the transition to on-line learning during the lockdown period.”
She added: “We’re very happy to see so many of our students progressing to higher levels of study which includes progression onto university, apprenticeships and into exciting careers.”
The college offers the opportunity for many adults to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Access to Higher Education student, Tueta Asllanai, was excited about her results today after receiving a grade 7 in maths GCSE.
Tueta, who also studied Computing and ICT, said: “It was challenging this year, but the online lessons were enjoyable, and the tutors were very supportive. The college has helped to prepare me for university.”
Another student, Ieva Brenceva, will also be moving on to university after receiving her grade 7 result. She said: “I look forward to progressing to higher education.”
School leavers who have received their GCSE results and/or awaiting BTEC results can visit the college to enrol on a vocational course. The college’s Learner Services Team is also on hand to advise and support those who are concerned about their grades and looking for a placement to start in September.
For more information visit www.waltham.ac.uk