On Thursday, 12th July Worcester Sixth Form College Access to Higher Education (HE) and Pre-Access students celebrated the completion of their course with a presentation ceremony. The event was an opportunity to celebrate the students’ achievements and thank both staff and students for their hard work during the year.
Twelve students completed the year-long Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science & Health and Medicine and Healthcare Professions), with all accepting places at a range of universities, including the University of Worcester, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The students will be progressing onto a range of diverse courses including Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Adult Nursing, Medical Physiology and Diagnostics. One student will also start a HE Diploma in Operating Department Practice and the student who completed the Medicine and Health Care Diploma has been accepted to study Radiography.
Four Pre-Access students completed a Level 2 Award in Skills for Further Study alongside studying GCSEs in Maths and English. After completion students can progress onto the Access to HE Diploma at the College in September 2018.
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, said: “All of the students have shown determination and commitment during the year and it’s great to see so many students completing their studies here and progressing onto such a wide range of courses at university. We are really proud of the students and their achievements this year and we wish them every success for the future.”