October Open Day
Amidst a turbulent national position surrounding A Level results, Halesowen College is celebrating a very different results day this year. Given the cancellation of summer exams due to COVID-19, results have been centre-assessed, then moderated. The performance of our students, with an A Level pass rate of more than 98.2%, reflects their hard work, resilience and talent. Despite the challenges and uncertainties created for learners due to the pandemic and lockdown, students can now look forward to planning their next steps to progress to either university, an apprenticeship or a further College course.
The unprecedented approach to learning during lockdown and the unfamiliarity of centre-assessed grades has been tough on our students. For some, the impact on mental wellbeing has been tested to the limit.
Joanne Williams, Halesowen College Principal said, “We are extremely proud of the achievement of all our learners and wish them all of the very best for the future. Students and teachers adapted very quickly to a digital style of learning and demonstrated tremendous dedication and resolve”.
Amongst the many students who received their results today, and are looking forward to university, are Alireza Ramezanshahsavan, who received A grades in Chemistry and Physics plus an A* in Maths, and is set to progress to Sheffield University to study Maths.
Also on route to University of Birmingham is Calista Lawry who secured A grades in Maths, Further Maths and Sociology with a B grade in Psychology.
In the week that the UK officially entered recession, it is more important than ever that the well-established academic and vocational provision at Halesowen College, for school leavers and adults, continues to meet the needs of the local economy and community, alongside creating an excellent platform into further study or employment for learners. Students can travel to Halesowen College free of charge on the extensive coach services and benefit from our outstanding facilities and excellent teaching. Students can also be assured that we have reduced risks associated with COVID-19 and have been formally accredited as a COVID-19 aware institution.
The College is also celebrating excellent results for our vocational courses. Learners are very well equipped to progress into higher levels of education or employment. Vocational qualifications are high-quality and, career-focused. The skills gained from a BTEC make careers and impact in the real world. In 2020, these skills have never been more valued.
Jacquie Carman, Deputy Principal commented, “We are immensely proud of all of our students and delighted for those who have been rewarded for their hard work, innovation and determination. For those students uncertain about the future, our professional team are available to offer advice and guidance to direct learners to their next positive step”.
Places are still available for September 2020 and applicants can contact Halesowen College on 0121 602 7777 or use the live chat on our website www.halesowen.ac.uk
13th August 2020
Posted: 17th August 2020