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USP College shortlisted at the TES FE Awards 2021

THE most outstanding individuals and institutions that the further education sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the 2021 Tes FE Awards.

It’s been revealed that USP College has been shortlisted for the Outstanding GCSE Resits Provision award.

USP College students who studied for their GCSE maths and English resit exams in 2019/ 2020 achieved a six percent higher pass rate (grade 9 to 4) than the previous year, topping the national average by more than ten percent and ranking in the top 10 percent in the country for GCSE English and maths results.

Assistant Principal – Academic, Seval Fadil said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted. Our GCSE teachers are passionate about their subjects and have worked incredibly hard to support the individual needs of our students. We are very proud of the progress that our students have made which enables them to secure their desired career aspirations.”

The students were able to sit the actual exam before the second lockdown and Archie Inwood, 18, from Hullbridge, who passed his GCSE English achieving a grade 4, said: “Passing English has increased my confidence when applying for jobs as I am now proud to include my GCSE result on my CV.”

Tes head of HE Julia Belgutay said: “Further education providers have excelled in what has been a truly challenging year, and the amazing individuals, teams and institutions on our Tes FE Awards shortlist showcase that. Our judges were highly impressed with the calibre of entries and I want to congratulate everyone who has made the shortlist – it is a brilliant achievement.”

Winners will be announced at this year’s virtual awards ceremony on Friday 28 May 2021.

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