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A-Level success for South Essex College students

A-Level success for students

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Sixth form students, who study at the College’s Southend Campus, received the grades to get into their top pick universities or pursue the next step in their careers. Reading, Surrey, Oxford Brookes and Keele were some of the university destinations of choice.

Nathan Smith, 18, from Southend is heading for a bright future as an entrepreneur after securing his place at Roehampton University to study Business Management. Nathan’s great A-Level results are even more remarkable as he is partially sighted.

He said: “It has been an interesting couple of years at the College and everyone has been very supportive. I have been developing games and software since I was 13 and it had always been my ambition to create a business in that area, I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.”

The world of publishing and literature is gaining a rising star in the shape of Macy Hallam, 18 from Southchurch. Thanks to a fantastic set of A-Level results, Macy has secured a place at Oxford Brookes University to study for a degree in Publishing and Literature.

She said: “I had a great time at the College. The teachers were really supportive so you get a good sense of independence whilst being supported which allows you to work in a way that is best suited to you.”

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.

The College will be holding a degree Clearing event on Tuesday 21 August at The Forum, Southend. The advice & guidance evening will be open to students and parents from 5-7.30pm.

For more information about the event, Clearing and the courses available at South Essex College University Centre, visit


  1. Well done to all.

    It is fantastic one of the pupils has done this being partially sighted which is something I have also suffered with from the age of 21.

    It is also great one person is keen on being an
    entrepreneur and I would hope they consider looking into the industries of the future

    Go on to university and live your dreams.


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