Over 600 students sat GSCE maths and English exams, with many also taking vocational qualifications designed to help them progress onto their chosen career.
Waltham Forest College is extremely pleased with the GCSE grades students have achieved this summer and thrilled to report an improvement in comparison to last year’s performance.
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 but it also reflects the high quality teaching and learning that takes place here at the College.”
She also commented: “We’ve had some great success stories and we’re very happy to see so many of our students progressing to higher level of study which includes progression onto university, apprenticeships and into exciting careers.”
BTEC student, Hadi Naboulsi, who studied Vehicle Maintenance alongside his maths will now be progressing to Level 2 after passing his exams. He said: “I’m really excited about my results today which means I do not have to-do any more retakes. The College has helped to prepare me well for the next stage of my career.”
The College offers the opportunity for many adults to improve their literacy and numeracy skills and mother of three, Xiaoli Wang, celebrated with her children by her side after achieving a top grade 9 in her maths exams.
Mrs. Wang said; “I cannot stop smiling; I will be using this day as a milestone in my life to inspire my kids to be successful in the pathway they wish to choose. I have the top grade and it’s all thanks to the staff at the College.”
Another student, Yue Lin, will now be progressing to Accounting Level 3, after receiving a grade 7 in her GCSE maths. She said: “I choose Waltham Forest College as a place to study to improve my career prospects. The teachers supported me extensively and I look forward to progressing to the next level of my course.”
Access to Social Sciences student, Lucia Monte, had a lot to celebrate today after discovering she had passed her maths exams just hours before commencing her first day in employment at a care home.
She said: “It’s been an overall great experience for me. I couldn’t have asked for a better environment to create my future. My tutors have supported me all the way through my studies to securing employment and having another shot in passing my exams”
Waltham Forest College is now enrolling on all course starting in September 2019, and offer a range of options, no matter what GCSE results you achieved. For more information or to enrol please pop into Waltham Forest College or for more information visit www.waltham.ac.uk