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Boston College Learners Reap the Rewards of Determination and Perseverance on GCSE Results Day!

With unwavering dedication, perseverance, and a commitment to excellence, Boston College’s English and Maths learners are celebrating after receiving their well-deserved GCSE Results.

The exceptional pass rate speaks volumes about our learners’ eagerness to learn and their ability to adapt, with Covid-19 impacting the examination process they have experienced in the past. These grades have enabled those who hadn’t met their secondary school targets to advance towards their next educational steps or professional endeavours.



Cameron Grove, Animal Studies learner, expressed the impact that his result will have on his future career and stated “I must be dreaming! Achieving a grade 4 in Maths means that I can progress straight onto the first year of my degree course in Zoology at the University of Derby, instead of doing the foundation year first, so I am very happy! The support I received from my maths lecturers was great, I don’t think I would have achieved a grade 4 without them.”



Boston College also takes pride in the dedicated adult learners who return to education to unlock enhanced opportunities for their futures. An example of this is with adult learner, Magnolia Pallister, who was incredibly happy to have achieved a grade 5 in GCSE English. Magnolia expressed “After having a baby and being made redundant from banking, I decided the time was right for a career change. My aim is to study at a higher level for a career in Adult Nursing, which I need a GCSE English qualification to pursue. I am so relieved and happy to have achieved a grade 5 allowing me to apply for a place at university for next September. I studied at the Boston College Spalding Campus where the classes were once a week in the evening – which made it possible for me to fit around my family commitments and childcare.”


William Smith accredited  Boston College for making his first ever experience of exams as relaxed as possible. William voiced “I was previously home-schooled and therefore taking my GCSEs in English and Maths at Boston College was my first experience of formal exams, so I am very happy to have achieved a grade 4 in both. I have studied one year of Uniformed Public Services alongside the GCSE classes, and I am progressing to Level 2 in September. I have made a lot of friends at college and have taken up lots of opportunities that are available, such as becoming a Class Rep which I have enjoyed.”



Claire Foster, Boston College’s Principal and CEO said “Our students have done remarkably well, in this, the first year of full, formal examinations after the pandemic. We are so excited for those learners who have finally passed their GCSEs today. I know how exactly that will feel for them and their families. It’s been a tough time for these young people and we will continue to offer all the support we can to make sure that even more learners can achieve retake success in the critical subjects of English and maths.”

Places are still available on GCSE courses for September, as well as other courses at Boston College. For more information, visit our Enrolment Event on Thursday 31st August, 4:00pm – 8:00pm at our Boston Campus (Rochford) or Tuesday 5th September, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at our Spalding Campus.

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