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Waltham Forest College Celebrates Student Success

Waltham Forest College student writing

Students from @WFCTweets are celebrating achievements on BTEC results and for making it through a challenging year.

The College has a strong reputation for its vocational (work-related), and career-driven qualifications and over two hundred students secured university places, proving that traditional A-Levels are not the only route to university.

As with all levels of education this year, student grades have been calculated according to other factors, such as coursework and predicted grades. Results day has also taken on a new form and despite challenges faced, Waltham Forest College is celebrating the remarkable success rates and achievements of their learners.

Traditionally, students would be invited in to collect their results, but are celebrating at home with loved one’s away from the College campus after receiving their results digitally.

Triple distinction student, Zamfir Beniamin, who studied BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport Leyton Orient FC said: “I was offered trial opportunities with Leyton Orient Football Club and gained invaluable work experience whilst completing my course. I now plan to study BSc in Sports Therapy at the University of East London”.

Simona Maciute, who also received a triple distinction in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services said: “My learning experience has been incredible, even during Covid-19, the College has supported me in transitioning to online learning and reaching my career aspirations of studying towards a degree”.

Stephanie Antwi, BTEC Health and Social Care student is celebrating a remarkable achievement; not only gaining triple distinction but securing a role as a Support Worker, during Covid-19. She said: “I have been successful on balancing my learning whilst offering my service during this pandemic. I am really excited about starting my studies at Coventry University to study BA in Childhood and I am forever grateful for the support by Waltham Forest College staff.”

Principal and CEO of Waltham Forest College, Janet Gardner said:

“We are very proud of our students and for the resilience and determination that they have shown to complete their courses online. The whole college transitioned quickly to virtual learning and our teachers have done a fantastic job at supporting all of our amazing students to achieve their ambitions whilst delivering innovative and engaging learning”.

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