It was smiles all round on A Level and Vocational results day as a group of students studying for their Level 3 qualifications, at The College of Haringey Enfield and North East London, received top marks ensuring them each a place at university in September.
BTEC National Science students got exceptional results with one student, Shackeria Daley, who studied at the Enfield Centre, receiving three distinctions - the highest marks possible.
She said: “I always wanted to study something related to Medicine so I decided to enrol for BTEC Science. It’s been hard and I almost gave up but the lecturers have been really good and have encouraged me to keep going. I’m now going to combine my previous studies in Childcare with my BTEC Science and will be going to London Metropolitan University to study BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics. I want to specialise in Childhood Obesity.”
Shackeria’s classmates also did well with Jack Flemming going onto London Metropolitan, and Degan Negheie going onto Kingston University to study BSc Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management. Neamo Jama also received top marks and will be studying Biosciences at Middlesex University, one of the College’s partner universities.
Ann Obatomi, Curriculum Manager for Science at the College’s Enfield Centre, was delighted with her students’ achievements, saying: “We as a College continue to excel in supporting students to achieve beyond what anyone expected of them. It has been a very successful year and all the learners who completed have achieved their goals are all going on to higher education.”
However, it wasn’t just Science students that excelled but those studying Language, Law and Media Studies got outstanding results too. Anna-Maria Kritikos received 2 Bs and 1 C in her A Levels and will be going on to study Advertising, Public Relations and Media at Middlesex University. She said: “I came here as it is my local college and I’m so glad I did. The tutors have been amazing, really supporting me and treating me like an individual, and I’ve loved every minute.”
Her tutor James Talent, English and Communications Lecturer, was there to celebrate with her and was thrilled at her success: “I’m delighted to see our learners go on to university study. I’m excited for them and the thrilling careers I know they’ll have.”
Jane O’Neill, Vice Principal at the College, said: “Young people who come to study with us will achieve top marks if they are determined. We have a strong support network, dedicated and experienced tutors, and top class facilities. Our Science department at Enfield and Tottenham centres is second to none, and our Creative Media department has all the latest industry standard equipment - so students are skilled up for the real world.”
Level 3 vocational courses are equivalent to A Levels. As a specialist vocational college, learners can choose to go straight into work after their studies or go on to higher education. As a result the College has strong links with employers as well as some of the UK’s top universities, including Birkbeck, University of London, Canterbury University and Middlesex University.