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Fantastic success for students collecting GCSE results at South Staffordshire College

@SouthStaffs College is delighted to announce #GCSEResults success again this year with lots of students at South Staffordshire College celebrating top grades 

With the cancellation of exams to help minimise the spread of Coronavirus, students’ results have this year been calculated by their tutors, these are called Centre Assessed Grades.  

GCSE grades have been determined based upon a range of evidence available to tutors, which will include coursework and mock exam results to provide a fair and objective result. 

South Staffordshire College is proud to announce that the total number of high grades achieved across both English and maths has increased compared to results day 2019. Top grades in English have increased by 11% and increased by 8% in maths.  

We’re hugely proud of all students and would like to extend a big congratulations to all collecting their GCSE results today. 

Speaking on behalf of the College, Kirk Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive said:

“Employers and universities take English and mathematics very seriously and it is a top priority at South Staffordshire College. English and mathematics form a mandatory part of our study programmes and we’re committed to helping our students progress their abilities in these subjects during their time with us. We are thrilled that so many students who have studied their GCSEs with us this year have achieved such positive results. I am proud of the support our students have been given to achieve their best possible outcome from our staff community. We wish our students every success as they continue their journey.” 

South Staffordshire College welcomes thousands of students to its colleges in Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock and Rodbaston each year. Students can kick start their careers across a broad range of subjects such as landbased and animal care, photography, TV and film, digital and IT, hair and beauty, business, health and social care, public services, engineering and many more. With opportunities available from full time courses, and apprenticeships, to part time study and community-based courses, there really is something for everyone at South Staffordshire College, whatever your starting point we can help you to achieve your career aspirations. 

If you’re an adult aged 19+ and want to boost your English or maths skills, you study at the college on a part time basis or from the comfort of your home to achieve these skills. You could even study one of these courses for free depending upon your eligibility!  

Has the pandemic left you unemployed? Perhaps you need to up-skill to get back into work? South Staffordshire College is committed to providing courses, training opportunities, short courses, distance learning courses, apprenticeships and sector-based work academies that can help you to get back in to work. The best bit? Your chosen course may be free!  

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