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News: Congratulations to our GCSE students!

Amelia Crawley receiving her GCSE results
Amelia Crawley receiving her GCSE results

As the largest GCSE exam centre in the region, we support thousands of learners to sit their GCSEs with us! This year we saw over 4500 GCSE exam entries, with 4100 entries for Maths and English. 

A large proportion of our GCSE students are adult learners and for many, this was their first time taking their exams, giving them new opportunities for employment, education, and future endeavours. For other learners, it was a second chance and has enabled them to take their next steps towards their future. 

We spoke to a few of our students to hear their stories. 

Maureen Shore returned to education as she was unable to get her GCSEs whilst at school. During her time with us, she overcame health issues and personal challenges but with the support of the college was able to achieve the grades she needed to move onto her next steps. 

She said,

Maureen Shore

When I got my results this morning, I was anticipating having to book in for my resits. When I saw my results, I was in disbelief and so relieved. 

The tutors are extremely helpful and you can approach them with any issues you may have. There’s also a good wellbeing team available if you need help with anything outside of the classroom. 

It’s such a friendly environment here and there’s so many courses and apprenticeships that you can do here. It’s also a great place to make new friends so I absolutely would recommend Nottingham college. 

 — Maureen Shore

She now plans to progress onto a pharmaceutical apprenticeship, as a way to help others.

Another student, Romeo Veismane, who worked full-time alongside his studies, added,

Romeo Veismanis

My tutors were always on-hand if I needed them and were really reassuring. 

I’m moving onto A‑levels at High Pavement to study History, English and English Literature combined and Sociology at A‑levels and then hopefully higher education after that. 

I’d definitely recommend Nottingham College because it was a great experience, and everyone is so supportive. 

 — Romeo Veismane

Chris Allright, Curriculum Manager for GCSE at Nottingham College, shared,

With great joy, we celebrate the exceptional achievements of our students, recognising the remarkable feat of returning to education and facing exams with unwavering determination and dedicated effort. The spotlight shines brightly on their successes, further highlighting the significance of our full-time GCSE provision at High Pavement. Being a part of their educational journey is a true honour, and we revel in the pride that comes from witnessing their accomplishments. 

Curriculum Manager for GCSE — Chris Allright

Paul Huskisson, Faculty Area Manager for Adult Employability, added,

This week is an exciting time for our GCSE students who have worked so hard over the past year. We are proud to support adult learners in achieving the qualifications they need to embark on a new challenge. Whether that’s a dream course or career choice, we are here to help our students to succeed. 

FAM for Adult Employability — Paul Huskisson

Congratulations to all of the students who sat their GCSEs with us and achieved their goals. We are glad to have been a part of your educational journey and wish you all the best in the future.

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  • 24th August 2023 (12:00 AM)
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