Access to Higher Education students celebrate their success!
On Thursday, 9th July Worcester Sixth Form College Access to Higher Education students celebrated the end of their course with a presentation afternoon. The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the success of students and thank both students and staff for their hard work.
Michael Kitcatt, Principal, presented certificates to twenty-nine students who successfully completed an Access to Higher Education Diploma this year in either Social Science and Health, Teaching and Learning or Combined Studies. In addition, some of the students completed GCSEs in Maths, English and Science.
Twenty-four students have accepted offers on higher education courses at a range of universities, including the University of Worcester, the University of Bath and the University of Birmingham. Students will be progressing on to a diverse range of courses including Nursing, Psychology and Business. The College offers extensive support to adult students wishing to apply to higher education, or to those wishing to gain employment, and the College’s Access course opens the door to a huge variety of opportunities that might otherwise not have been available.
Andrew Russell, Access Co-ordinator at the College, said: "It is fantastic to see so many students successfully completing the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The students have shown dedication and commitment throughout the year and we are really proud of their success and wish them all the best for the future."
For further details on Access to HE courses and available places for September, please contact Adult Admissions on 01905 362622.
Worcester Sixth Form College rugby AASE students celebrate another successful year!
The Worcester Sixth Form College rugby team (Worcester Warriors AASE programme) has enjoyed a very successful season. Firstly, the team have recorded some good victories in the AASE league against Moulton, Myerscough and Gosforth and this has led to many individual players receiving wider recognition. Max Hill, who is studying Biology, Economics and Philosophy and Ethics alongside the AASE programme, has represented England Counties at U18 level, and played in the victory against Ireland.
The Warriors recent training camp in Portugal also included five of the AASE players who all participated and played in the win against the British Army. The AASE players who travelled to Portugal were George Newman, Joe White, Ben Davies-Moore, Max Himbury and Myles Edwards, all of whom gained massive insight and experience into the way that a professional rugby player must apply themselves on a daily basis.
Myles Edwards, a former student at the College, has played in the A league for Worcester Warriors, most notably in their win over Northampton Saints. Myles has since been offered a professional contract by several Top 14 French clubs.
Ryan Watkins, AASE Manager, has said of the year that: “Overall, it has been a fantastic year on many fronts and this is mainly down to the hard work the lads put in everyday, but also the support they get from Worcester Warriors. It’s not just about what goes on in training and in matches but also all of the work and support the boys get off the pitch that makes the difference.”
Michael Kitcatt, Principal of Worcester Sixth Form College, said: “We are very proud of all the achievements of our AASE students. They have they achieved sporting excellence, while also benefiting from our excellent academic provision to gain qualifications that will stand them in good stead in the future. We look forward to further success next year.”