South Essex College students are celebrating after receiving their A-Level results.
SIXTH form students who study at the College’s Southend Campus collected their grades this morning, after two years of hard work.
Daniel Knott, 18, from Westcliff, got amazing results achieving A*, A, A, B in Maths, Physics, Computer Science and Further Maths. He’s now off to University College London to study Mechanical Engineering.
Daniel said: “I’m quite excited about getting my place at uni, I like using maths in a practical way and there are lots of engineering job opportunities.
“I put a lot of time into studying. I enjoyed my time at the College, it’s good to be able to learn about subjects you’re really interested in.”
Isabel Swearingen, 18, from Southend, was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia (PoTS) when she was 13 years old which meant she had to have a lot of time off school. The condition causes dizziness, fainting and in Isabel’s case, fits.
She’s overcome serious illness to secure a B grade in Law, a C in English and a Distinction * in her Business BTEC. She’s also been accepted at the University of Hertfordshire to study Law.
Isabel said: “The teachers supported me from day one at the College. If I had to miss some time because of illness they made sure I was up-to-date with work. I’m confident that despite my condition I’m well on the way to becoming a criminal lawyer.”
Gillian Bourne, Head of Sixth Form at the College, said: “I am both pleased and proud of our students and their results today. We wish our leavers every success as they embark on the next stage of their learning journey.”
Students who didn’t get the results they expected or needed to get into university need not panic. It’s not too late to apply through the UCAS Clearing system. More than 60,000 applicants a year secure a higher education place through Clearing at various universities and colleges, South Essex College is no exception.
For more information about Clearing and the courses available at the College’s University Centre Southend, visit www.southessex.ac.uk/clearing