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Fern — Pre-16 (GCSEs)

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I made some real­ly good friends, and learnt about sub­jects I would have nev­er even known about! 

Fern, Pre-16 home edu­cat­ed GCSE programme — 

Fern enjoyed her home school­ing, but when she got to her ear­ly teens she and her mum decid­ed to look into qual­i­fi­ca­tions. This was to pre­pare Fern for a high­er lev­el of study in the future. 

They found the pre-16 home edu­cat­ed course options at Not­ting­ham Col­lege and Fern joined the Col­lege, going on to com­plete her GCSEs. Now, she’s moved on to our High Pave­ment Sixth Form! We asked Fern about her expe­ri­ence of the pre-16 course.

​What did you like about the pre-16 course?

One thing that I real­ly liked was how much the tutors helped shape me as a per­son. I was on a pre-16 pro­gramme for three years, aged between 13 – 16, and it was real­ly valu­able to me to gain knowl­edge and wis­dom from all of the tutors.

I learnt about sub­jects I would have nev­er even known about, and it is the very rea­son that I am doing the A Lev­els I am today.”

How about making friends?

I also made some real­ly good friends on the course, some of who I am now real­ly close to. I have prob­a­bly made some life­long friends at col­lege, which is real­ly nice, too.”

How about helping you progress to sixth form?

The tutors could­n’t do enough for me in order to get me onto my cho­sen A Lev­els this year!”

Overall, would you recommend the pre-16 course?

Yes, I would rec­om­mend the pre-16 course as it was a way for me to gain nec­es­sary qual­i­fi­ca­tions that I need­ed, in a way that suit­ed me, my needs and my circumstances. 

It was also an oppor­tu­ni­ty to make friends and expand my social cir­cle, as well as devel­op as a person. 

Also, I found it real­ly use­ful to have the online col­lege resources, as it meant that I could access all les­son mate­r­i­al, even when I was­n’t actu­al­ly in college.”