College celebrates outstanding GCSE English results
Wednesday, 30 August, 2017

Solihull College & University Centre is celebrating outstanding GCSE English results with a record high number of students achieving grades A-C.

64% of those who took the English GCSE with the College went on to gain a C or above against a national average of 20% in other FE colleges. GCSE’s are necessary for widening opportunities of progression. The College’s results have consistently improved with GCSE English success year on year.

Sally Whitehead, Head of English stated “I’m very proud of what has been achieved by our students who have worked incredibly hard to pass GCSE English. This has been supported by a dedicated teaching team who ensure English at Solihull College is enjoyable and different from School so that students who haven’t yet achieved their C grade are inspired to learn”.

The College have an excellent team of English support tutors who work closely with the teachers to provide extra help for students, including one to one small group support and revision classes. The teachers’ high expectations of their students have paid off in the results.

College Principal John Callaghan added, ‘It’s fantastic to see such strong results from our English staff as all students who come to the College with a grade D have to take a GCSE English and or maths resit so to see them hitting this record high is a wonderfully positive result for all involved’.

With these results students should expect many more opportunities to progress into higher education and employment.

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