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Success for Boston College’s GCSE students

Success for Boston College's GCSE studentsWith increasing amounts of employers and higher education providers requiring at least a grade 4 (previously GCSE grade C) in English and Maths, today’s results mean that students can start on the next step towards their dream careers.

One of today’s successes is Trudi Sohngen, who achieved a B in Biology and a 5 in Maths. Speaking of the results, Trudi said, “I really enjoyed my time at Boston College and after taking a break from learning I decided to take my GCSEs as I needed them to gain entry at Bishop Grosseteste University. The hard work has paid off and I am now going onto study my PGCE with the aim of becoming a teacher.”

Another success story is Katie Maddison, who gained a 4 in Maths said, “After not gaining the GCSE Maths result I needed at secondary school I decided to re-sit at Boston College. I am so pleased I took this opportunity as it has now enabled me to gain the results I need to take the next steps towards gaining an apprenticeship. There is a lot more one to one support at Boston College compared to school which made it easier for me to ask questions on topics which I found more difficult.”

Fiona Grady, Boston College Vice Principal – Curriculum and Quality said, “We are delighted that so many of our students who started College without having achieved the higher grades in maths and English at school, have now got the results that they need and deserve.  They and their teachers have worked incredibly hard to attain these grades on GCSE qualifications that are now entirely based on rigorous, external examinations.”


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