GCSE results reach new heights
Eastleigh College learners of all ages are today celebrating the success of their GCSE English and maths exam results, alongside a 3 year improvement of College-wide pass rates and performance above all equivalent national comparatives.
Rhys, who has just completed his level 3 in Travel and Tourism spoke of how his incredible achievement has now enabled him to pursue his career, through an on board apprenticeship with Carnival UK. “I woke up feeling incredibly nervous, this was my 4th attempt at GCSE maths, but as it was my final year I gave it an extra big shot and took extra classes. When I opened my results I thought I was going to cry! I don’t think there is a positive word to describe how I’m feeling! I knew that I wouldn’t be able to do my apprenticeship without my maths grade, but now I know I’ll be starting my training next month! I can’t wait!”
During the collection of their results Peter, Christine and Joan, who studied GCSE maths, spoke of their determination to achieve something which they gave up at school over 40 years ago. “I think we all just refused to be defeated and wanted to prove to ourselves that we could do it. Our teacher was absolutely wonderful, she got us through this; she was patient, caring and went out of her way to prepare things that would help us. She also knew by instinct when to push us and when to take a step back. We all got 5’s, that are equivalent to a B+, which was a complete shock; champagne is definitely on the cards!”
Majedakhan a level 2 Media, Marketing and Events Management student who passed both GCSE English and maths, added; “I’m feeling so so happy right now, it’s the best feeling! I’ve been trying for two years, but asked for extra help this time which I think really helped. I also had the best teachers; I’ve definitely found it more relaxed and helpful here. I’m now looking forward to starting the second year of my course, then going onto University!”
This is yet another fantastic achievement for all of the Eastleigh College community! A huge congratulations to all of the learners and staff involved.
School-leavers on NHS career path thanks to a unique care course
A pioneering group of learners who left school last year wishing to work within healthcare have now completed the first year of a unique Health and Social Care study programme at Eastleigh College that features a dedicated work placement at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).
New sector guides simplify funding and training opportunities available to employers
The first in a series of guides for employers is published today as part of an ongoing collaboration between Eastleigh College, Solent University and employers working together to upskill people and businesses in the city of Southampton, the Solent region and the ‘Central South’ economy.