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St Mary's BTEC Level 2 and GCSE Good News Stories
Stephen achieved a double Merit grade in his BTEC Level 2 in Health & Social Care, as well as passing his GCSEs in English Language and Maths. He will now progress to BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science.
Speaking about his success, Stephen said:
“Achieving these Merit grades enables me to progress to the BTEC Applied Science course, which will lead me to study biomedical sciences at university, so I am really pleased.”
About his GCSEs, Stephen commented on “the really good teaching quality” at Christ the King and that he had found the workshops really helpful.
Dione achieved Distinction/Merit grade in her BTEC Level 2 Business course, as well as passing her GCSE in English Language.
“I am delighted with my grades as I can now progress to BTEC Level 3 Business here at Christ the King and then on to university. I would like to study Business Communication and Finance and have already looked at courses at Aston, Birmingham and Leicester.”
Dione said she had found teachers very helpful in correcting her work and helping her to improve.
On passing her GCSE English, Dione said: “I am so pleased to have passed my GCSE English – I can now focus on my BTEC Level 3 Business course when I return to college in September.”
Abigail achieved Distinction/Merit grade in her BTEC Level 2 Health & Social Care course, as well as passing her GCSE in English Language. Abigail will be progressing to the BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care course in September and, in the future, would like to study to be a children’s nurse.
Speaking about her success, Abigail said:
“These grades mean everything to me as I thought I wouldn’t do well!”
Key to her achievements was attendance at Health & Social Care workshops, which she found “very useful” and she felt well supported by the department. She also spoke about making good use of private study time to “keep on top of the work.”
Commenting on her GCSE, Abigail said she had worked hard on her coursework and had “stayed behind to talk to teachers about how to improve.” She also attended revision workshops.
Georgia achieved Distinction/Merit grade in her BTEC Level 2 Health & Social Care course, as well as passing her GCSE in English Language. She will be progressing to BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care in September and plans to study child nursing or social work at university.
Speaking about her success, Georgia said:
“I am overwhelmed by these results and have done my family proud. I had good support from teachers and also came to the LRC to do independent work.”
About her GCSEs, she said: “I am so pleased to have passed my English and not to have to do it again! I had great support for my re-take – lots of information to help me and workshops to attend.”
Daniel achieved a double Merit in his BTEC Level 2 Media course. In addition he passed his GCSE English Language and achieved an A grade in his Money Management course, so will be able to do his GCSE Maths next year.
“I am so happy to have passed with a double Merit and to be returning to do the BTEC Level 3 Media course. I really enjoy the creative aspects of my course. The teachers at Christ the King talk to you in an adult way, which really helps. They also provide you with lots of past papers and revision studies to support you.”
Daniel felt well supported with his GCSE re-takes and said the teachers “keep you motivated.”
Liam achieved a double Merit in his BTEC Level 2 Media course. In addition he passed his GCSE English Language and achieved an A grade in his Money Management course, so will be able to do his GCSE Maths next year.
“I am really happy with my grades and will be returning to do the BTEC Level 3 Media course. I am undecided about whether to study a media course or get a job but I have 2 years to decide. The teachers at Christ the King are really good.”
Liam said he felt “relief” at passing his GCSE English and was pleased to have done well in his coursework. He had felt “well supported” by his English and Maths teachers throughout.