GCSE results 2021: Stamford College pupils celebrate results in BTEC and Level 3 qualifications
Unprecedented times have not held back the pupils of Stamford College with an overall pass rate of 98 per cent in diploma subjects.
Top-performing BTEC courses for the year included football development with 81 per cent of pupils achieving a DMM or above, the equivalent of A* to B at A-level, 80 per cent in animal management, 76 per cent in Sport and Exercise Sciences, 71 per cent in Public Services and 58 per cent in Business.
Stamford College, part of Inspire Education Group (IEG), has congratulated its BTEC students on their fantastic achievements.
George Taylor, who achieved a distinction in creative media production level 3, said: “After previously attending sixth form, when the opportunity arose to study at Stamford College, it seemed like a good opportunity. College gave me the freedom to collaborate and work with a diverse community, helping me realise who I am as a person and what I want to do.
"If you are thinking of studying at Stamford College, go for it, it is the opportunity of a lifetime.
George’s next step is to grow his professional portfolio before pursuing his dream career by studying creative writing at Lancaster University.
Tiffany Roe, who achieved a distinction in fashion and clothing, said: “Stamford College has a lot of the resources on offer to help you progress into higher education.
"Tim, from the careers advice office, helped me write a personal statement for UCAS. He also gave me all the information I needed about the industry opportunities available to me in my future career.
"My tutors were also very knowledgeable and reassured me on my path to university.
"Even with the pandemic, it was still a great experience, which I found very inspiring and helped me to decide what I wanted to do when I had finished my college course.”
Tiffany is now going onto study Costume for Performance at London College of Fashion.
Sarah Young, vice principal of student experience for IEG, congratulated pupils on their results.
She said: “After an unprecedented couple of years for all pupils, I am so pleased that we are able to celebrate the success of our pupils the ‘Class of 2021’.
"The way in which our students have met the challenges of Covid-19 is truly outstanding.
"Whilst learners may not have had the opportunity to sit exams, or benefit from a normal study programme, they have worked incredibly hard and
these excellent results are a testament to their relentless dedication, determination and resilience.”
She added: “I’m really proud of the hard work and dedication of our inspirational staff, they have done an incredible job to support their pupils and ensure they continued to receive the best learning experience.
"As our pupils leave IEG they will now have a great platform to enter higher education, apprenticeships or to start their careers in industry.”