GCSE success for B&FC students

Published on 04/09/2017 by pfi

Blackpool and The Fylde College students were celebrating after receiving the GCSE grades they needed to progress their careers.

For many, passing a tricky GCSE in maths or English has been a barrier to starting their chosen career and B&FC tutors are able to guide them through the subjects they may have previously struggled with while in secondary education.

And the College’s Bispham Campus was bustling with students on Thursday morning with many eager to find out their results as soon as possible.

Stephen Blair, from Fleetwood, Chloe Chaplin, from Blackpool and Emma Esty, from Blackpool, will all now go on to the level 3 Childcare and Education (EYE) programme, having achieved passing grades in English and maths.

Stephen, 17, said: “I want to be a primary school teacher and this is a big step towards that. I’ve had butterflies in my stomach because I didn’t expect to pass.”

Chloe, 17, added: “I want to care for children with special needs and am really pleased to have passed.”

The College offers English and maths GCSEs and Science for mature students and achieved an overall GCSE pass rate of 98 per cent.

And it was not just school leavers who had benefited from the bespoke tutoring the College offers to help students achieve their GCSEs.

Catherine Day, 42, from Blackpool, passed the maths GCSE which she needed to achieve her dream of taking an English degree at the College.

She said: “It all seemed to go in and stick this time. I’m really relieved to have passed. I have signed up for the English access course at the College which will allow me to go onto my three-year honours degree in Creative Writing.”

While the College was celebrating GCSE successes, September enrolment was also taking place on site and there was a message of encouragement for those who may not have achieved the GCSE results they required.

Jackie Wooding, Head of Access and Continued Education at B&FC, said: “We are delighted with the achievements of our students who have worked really hard to achieve their GCSE grades.

“However, for those who haven’t got the grades they wanted, please don’t worry. Contact the College or come to one of our open Sign Up events where we will be able to advise you on a programme which will help get you into your dream career and on helping you successfully resit your GCSEs.”

Contact B&FC Course Enquiries on (01253) 504343 or come to a Sign Up event between now and 14 September. Details can be found at www.blackpool.ac.uk/enrol