3 copyDilek Kalemci, Amy Balducci and Paige Jones celebrate their GCSE results.

Students at The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) are celebrating another year of GCSE results.

More than 530 students took exams in English and around 430 in maths as the College, with many resitting the exams to improve the grades they attained at school.

CONEL saw 39% gain A* to C grades in GCSE mathematics, in line with the College’s results in 2015, with 7% gaining A* to A grades, and an overall pass-rate of 93%. 

Among the top performing students in maths was Marta Srama, 33, who achieved an A* in maths.

She said: “I am over the moon. I did not expect this grade. I was very nervous since and did not sleep much last night, but now I’m very happy.

“I have two children and will be showing them my grade, and will tell them when they take their GCSEs in a few years, ‘If mum can do it, they can’.”

Md Abu Joni, 24, who gained an A in maths, will be heading to the University of Essex to study computer science after also completing a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing at CONEL.

He said: “I felt confident going into the exam, but you never know until the result. I was predicted an A and now I’ve got it, and now excited about going to university.”

1Md Abu Joni who achieved an A in maths.

The College also saw 22% of students achieve grades A* to C in GCSE English with an overall pass-rate of 88%.

Jennifer Stacey, 30, gained A in English and a C in maths to get a place at London South Bank University to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Nursing.

She said: “I’m so happy. I cannot believe I got an A in English. I am absolutely ecstatic. This was the second time I’d taken my maths since school, and I am thrilled to have got a C.

“My tutors were brilliant and my peers in the class were so supportive. It’s a really good feeling.”

2Jennifer Stacey who attained an A in English and a C in maths.

CONEL offers a wide range of NVQ and BTEC vocational courses as an alternative to A-levels to give students the qualifications, skills and knowledge needed for work and access to higher education, with many going on to study at top universities.

The College also runs apprenticeships and higher education courses in subjects as diverse as business and accounting, engineering, science, ICT and computing, health and social care, travel and tourism, media and music production, public services and teaching.

Kurt Hintz, Vice Principal for Curriculum and Learner Experience, said: “Good GCSE results in English and maths are extremely important to gain places on apprenticeships or in higher education and employment.

“We are pleased with these results, particularly in maths, which has been down to the dedication of our staff and students. I would like to congratulate them all wholeheartedly on their success.”

To find out more about NVQ and BTEC courses, apprenticeships, GCSE and other courses at CONEL call 020 8442 3055 or visit www.conel.ac.uk/courses.


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