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A Level Students Celebrate Next Steps

Updated: 19/08/2016

Sheffield College A Level students are getting ready to move on to the next stage in their lives.

A Level Students Celebrate Next Steps

Sheffield College A Level Students Prepare For The Next Stage Of Their Lives.

Some students are progressing on to university courses. Others are planning to start an apprenticeship or vocational course or move on into work.

Students who haven’t yet secured a university place for this September can still apply to study a degree level qualification at The Sheffield College.

Visit https://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/courses/university-level or call 0114 2602600.

Taisha Secures Prestigious Russell Group Place

Taisha Maneus is celebrating after securing a place at a prestigious Russell Group university.

The 18-year-old is going on to study a sociology degree at the University of Sheffield. Taisha has completed A Levels in business, geography and sociology, and achieved grades A, C and C.

She said: “I feel very happy with my results. I am really looking forward to moving on to my next steps at such a reputable university. There has been a lot of debate about tuition fees. For me, studying for a degree at university is the right thing to do.”

Taisha added: “I really want to study a subject in detail and view university as an investment in myself and my future. There are lots of other great options out there as well. It’s all about making the right decision for your circumstances, one that you will enjoy and be happy with.”

Trainee Teacher Joseph Is A Class Act

Trainee teacher Joseph Hall is looking forward to his next steps in education.

The 19-year-old is going on to a primary education degree at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the first person in his family to go to university. Joseph said: “Everything has fallen into place and I feel so happy and relieved.”

Joseph has four A Levels in media studies, general studies, sociology and English literature, achieving grades B, C, D and D. He also has a grade D in the Extended Project Qualification.

He moved to college after a year in school sixth form. Joseph explained: “I have really loved my time at college. The teaching has been great, and the lecturers are very supportive. They are always willing to go the extra mile and even put on extra revision sessions. I feel sad to be leaving college. At the same time, I am excited about my next steps.”

Film Industry Beckons For Sophie 

Sophie Spray is looking forward to a career in the film industry.

The 18-year-old has just completed three A Levels in English literature, film and media achieving three grades Cs. Sophie is going on to study for a film studies degree at Screenology in Bristol.

She said: “I feel very happy and want to thank the college staff for all the support and encouragement they have given me. I love studying and going on to university to develop specialist film making skills will help to give me an edge in my future career.”

Alice’s Apprenticeship Ambitions

Alice Taylor has set her sights on getting into work rather than going on to university.

The 18-year-old is keen to find a business administration or marketing apprenticeship so that she can get a head start on a career.

Alice has just completed A Levels in fine art, media studies and business and gained grades A*, C and E. She said: “I feel so pleased with my results and very relieved.”

She added: “A lot of people assume that university is the way forward but there are other choices available and apprenticeships are one of them. I want to get some industry experience first. If I want to study a degree, then I can always go to university later or find an employer who would sponsor the degree.”

Family University First For Ben

Ben Stevenson is looking forward to making his mark and being the first person in his family to go to university.

The 18-year-old is going on to study for an applied psychology degree at Sheffield Hallam University. His ambition is to become a primary teacher. He said: “I feel very relieved about my grades and pleased that I am able to go on to university.”

Ben achieved a D grade in A Level psychology, a C grade in AS Level English language and an A* grade in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in IT. He added: “I have really enjoyed my time at college. It’s a friendly place, the teaching is good and I would definitely recommend it.”

After completing his degree, he wants to apply for a one-year Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). The course trains graduates to become teachers. To help boost his prospects and gain an insight into the profession, Ben has already completed work experience at a local primary school for two afternoons a week.

“I am keen to get into teaching but also want to keep my options open, so studying psychology will provide me with that. I am the first person in my family to go to university, and the tuition fees and student loans have not put me off, ” said Ben.