With the results of A Level Politics and History at the College of North East London rising, the success rate is one of the best for further education colleges in North London.
After passing AS Level History with flying colours, Former CONEL student Denise Tyson has gone on to the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London to do a BA in History. Denise is the first in her family to do a degree and is determined to succeed in getting her dream job as a history teacher.
Denise, from Montego Bay, Jamaica, studied her GNVQ at CONEL and decided to further her education and do AS and A Levels after realising her academic potential. At only 20, Denise has achieved a GNVQ in Health and Social Studies, two A2 Levels in Media Studies and General Studies and four AS Levels in Communication Studies, Law, Economics & Business and History.
Denise says: AS History was the best subject I could have done... I really enjoyed doing the Civil Rights Unit because its a subject I feel passionate about but also the German History Unit because coming from another country; I didnt know much about European history. Doing AS History not only taught me a lot about historical detail but also gave me a strong foundation in the main academic study skills which have proved invaluable at university
As Denises former history teacher, Joe Whelan recalls: I was so pleased with her standard of work. Denise is bright, intelligent and academically ambitious and there is no doubt that she will succeed as a history teacher. Her personality and enthusiasm for the subject make her a perfect role model for other learners
With two further students already at the London School of Economics reading history and politics, Joe says, the reward is in the success of your students. If they do really well, its all worthwhile
Notes to editors:
1) For more information on the A2 and AS Levels at CONEL, please call our information hotline on 020 8442 3055
2) For more information on AS History, please contact Joe Whelan on 020 8442 3199
3) Photograph caption: Joe Whelan and Denise Tyson happy with her results