It may seem obvious to point out that college is not like school, but it's something our students say they really like. They like the independence they have here and they like being treated as an adult.
On the other hand, they also value the help and support they get from staff. They appreciate the care we take to bring out the best in every student.
Sport student, William Robertson, came second in the Sandwell Strongest Man after competing against adults at the age of 16.
During the competition he pulled a Ferguson tractor, walked 50 metres holding 80kg in each hand, picked up a Super Yoke frame weighing 170 kg and carried out a dead lift of 230kg!
Shakil Akbar won a Dudley Youth Award for Overcoming Adversity.
Partially sighted, Shakil studied the Level 3 in Business after progressing from Levels 1 and 2. Highly independent, he came to college unaided and was a valued member of the Student Union. Shakil also volunteered at Open Days and spent time helping other students.
I chose to come to Halesowen College because of the wide range of subjects and because the teachers offered me support to improve my English language as I moved from Italy. I enjoyed my first year, mostly because they prepare you to set your own goals for your future career and then they motivate you to achieve those targets. I hope to carry on studying languages at university.
A Levels: Business, Spanish, French