Uxbridge College students are celebrating some impressive GCSE, BTEC and Level 2 results across a range of subjects after results were released on Thursday 24 August. These compliment the high Level 3 results already received.
Highlights include a number of Uxbridge College students from a range of backgrounds achieving outstanding Grade 9s, the highest in the grading system. Overall, this year’s GCSE results are in line with the national picture with grades largely remaining above pre-pandemic (2019) levels.
Student success stories included:
- Rory Dominique de la Cruz, who achieved five GCSEs with two Grade 9’s in Maths and Chemistry, as well as other strong grades in Physics, Biology and English. Rory is progressing at Uxbridge College to study A-Levels and said the best thing about the college is the opportunities it has provided them. Rory also liked how thought out the lessons were by the teachers and how they support students both academically and mentally.
- Snehal Fernandes, collected her BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care result achieving D*D* (double distinction star) also passed GCSE English with Grade 6. She is progressing to our Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care. Snehal recommends the College, as it is welcoming and ‘the support you get is just amazing’, and that has helped her get higher grades. She also said that the best thing about Uxbridge College is the people and the technologies.
about Uxbridge College is the people and the technologies.
- Laura Gerred, gained a Grade 7 in GCSE English and would like to go into teaching one day. Laura studied her GCSE on one of our evening courses and said she put off coming back to college but wished she had done it sooner! Attending an evening class enabled her to study whilst working and she said her tutor was amazing, made her feel comfortable and helped her to enjoy learning again.
For students receiving their results who don’t necessarily have the grades needed to start the course they want, there are lots of courses, apprenticeship and progression opportunities available.
Dylan McTaggart, HRUC Deputy CEO and Group Principal said: “All our students and staff have worked incredibly hard and we’re proud of these results. I would like to congratulate our GCSE, BTEC and Level 2 students and encourage them to now take this opportunity to think about what’s the best next step for them. We recognise that this can be an uncertain time, and that’s why across our family of colleges we are here, ready to provide trusted advice and support their career aspirations and individual ambitions.”
HRUC’s highly qualified and experienced careers advisors can explore the choices available at one of our many advice and enrolment sessions.
Further Education colleges offer GCSEs over one year – as opposed to two years in schools – supporting young people through re-sits or to take GCSEs for the first time, as well as running Maths and English alongside Level 3 studies in line with national requirements.
Uxbridge College is part of HRUC, a merger between Harrow, Richmond and Uxbridge Colleges.