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Katie Aspires To Help Youngsters Communicate
December 13, 2016


Katie-May Nasr plans on helping youngsters communicate with confidence on completion of her course.

The ambitious 18 year old from New Marske studies a BTEC Diploma in Health and Care alongside an A Level in English Language.

With predicted grades Distinction*Distinction, her Diploma, which is the equivalent to 2 A Levels, equates to 104 UCAS points, or an ‘A’ and ‘B’ at A Level. Coupled with an A grade in AS Media Studies and a predicted B in English Language, she is well on track to achieving her dream of studying Speech and Language Therapy at Leeds Beckett University.

The former Outwood Academy Bydales student swapped the school sixth form environment for Middlesbrough College as she preferred the independence on offer.

Katie commented: “the fact that I am able to combine a BTEC Diploma alongside A Levels is great. It gives me a perfect blend of practical experience combined with theoretical study.

“I love the science modules on my Diploma, and I’m learning about the science behind language on my A Level so I’m in a perfect position to get started on my degree in September!”

As part of Katie’s Health and Care qualification, she has completed 200 hours of work experience in a range of settings including Sure Start, Leonard Cheshire Disability and shadowing a Speech and Language Therapist at James Cook Hospital.

Katie was inspired to enter this rewarding profession after witnessing first-hand the benefits a Speech and Language Therapist can have on a child’s future.

“I’ve always wanted to help people and decided this was the career for me after a child at my mum’s child minders was referred to speech and language therapy. “Their progress was amazing and it was great to see the difference it made to their lives.”

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