It all adds up at Middlesbrough College!

19 September 2019

Middlesbrough College celebrated a successful GCSE results day morning as students collected their English and maths results.

Construction student Luke Ferguson achieved a grade 4 this year in English after struggling at school, proving that hard work really does pay off!

Luke said “When I received my English results I was thrilled! I am absolutely over the moon! My tutors were amazing and so supportive of me, I can’t thank them enough for everything that they have done for me. I honestly couldn’t be happier.”

Nikki Hussain a Public Services student, failed her English GCSE last year at school.  Nikki worked extremely hard at Middlesbrough College, despite struggling with difficult personal circumstances and passed her English GCSE with a grade 5.

Nikki said “While studying at Middlesbrough College I received an array of support from my teachers, tutor and the Additional Learning Support team. My English teacher always made time to support me in and outside of my lectures in any way she could. This ranged from checking that my support needs were met to helping me understand that having dyslexia didn’t mean that I couldn’t succeed.

“She always motivated me to work to the best of my ability and went above and beyond to help me achieve the grade I did. I will be forever grateful to her for standing by me and believing that I would succeed.”

Niamh Casey-Burnett, a third year Music student from Middlesbrough College had struggled with maths and despite a tearful start to the exam, Niamh passed her course and is now off to university.

Adult learner Kerry Sanderson has been striving to achieve her maths qualification over the past 5 years and has been successful in gaining a grade 4. Kerry is excited to begin her second year of the Foundation degree in Travel and Tourism with Middlesbrough College.

Kate Burgess, the English and maths manager at Middlesbrough College said “We are delighted that Kerry has passed her maths course and is continuing to study for her foundation degree at Middlesbrough College. She has worked incredibly hard and we couldn’t be happier for her.”

And Ash-Leigh Milson passed her Level 2 Functional Skills maths at summer school and is using this to fulfil her dream of going to university!

Kate said “It has been brilliant to see so many of our students pass their English and maths programmes at Middlesbrough College. English and maths are crucial qualifications to gain and it’s fantastic to see so many of our students achieve the results they need.”

If you haven’t achieved a grade C (4) in English or maths, don’t worry. Middlesbrough College offers a range of English and maths programmes to help students gain the grades they need to succeed in their chosen careers, build confidence or help children with their homework. Plus if you haven’t achieved a C (4) grade then your course is FREE! Find out more here and enrol today- we still have places available for September!

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