Any queries regarding Governance of the College should be directed to the Clerk to the Local Governing Body, Amy Austin or call 01782 854217.
Paul grew up in the Netherlands before he moved to the United Kingdom in 2016. He was a Economics and Business Studies teacher before he started his MSc course in Finance & Management at Keele University. In the Netherlands he served on different governing bodies as member, secretary and chair.
Paul enjoys football and is active as a coach for the women’s football team at Keele University. He regularly goes for a run, preferably outside to enjoy the nature around Stone where he lives. He is also an active member of the local Baptist church in Stone.
When he isn’t learning or involved in sports he designs websites, advises businesses on strategy and delivers executive coaching.
Joan’s first introduction to the College was many years ago when her daughter was a student. She was elected Chair of the Governing Body at its first meeting on 18 October 2017.
She is a Senior Associate of the Health Services Management Centre at Birmingham University. Her role includes consultancy, teaching and research in matters related to health service management. Previously she held several roles in health service organisations within North Staffordshire, particularly in the field of human resources, was a community worker in the area and began her working life in teaching.
Joan is also a member of the Trustee Board of Stoke-on-Trent Citizens Advice Bureau.
Geoffrey is the Sixth form College Chaplain and has been so since he was installed as Team Vicar of All Saints Church in Hanley in February 2012. Originally from the East End of London, Revd Eze has established a number of educational chaplaincies in central Stoke. In addition he has developed a number of community projects based around the strong links which he has with the local council and other community bodies in Stoke-on-Trent. He is currently developing a project with Heritage Lottery Funding to develop the interior of All Saints Church so that it will be a functional community hub for residents of Joiners Square.
Revd Eze is also a keen jazz pianist and enjoys gardening and photography.
John is a Chartered Town Planner and is a graduate of the Common Purpose Programme. Formerly the Business Support and Investment Manager for Stoke-on-Trent City Council, John has worked in the public sector for over thirty years. His experience includes master planning, community regeneration, housing renewal and leading major bids for external funding.
He is currently Chair of EPIC (“Empowering People, Inspiring Communities”) Housing Association.
John enjoys travelling, the theatre, swimming, and is interested in art and urban design.
As a former student of the Sixth Form College (2004-2006) Gemanie returned to work at the College as Quality Officer in February 2013 after completing an undergraduate degree in English and American Literatures, and a Masters in American Literature and Culture at Keele University.
In her spare time Gemanie enjoys walking in the Peak District, reading and travelling.
Rob is a Chartered Member of the CIPD (HR professional body) and works as the Factory HR manager at Michelin Tyre plc in Stoke-on-Trent. He has worked in a number of management roles within the manufacturing industry including strategic planning before moving into HR in 2007. He has studied both business and management and completed several post-graduate qualifications at Staffordshire University including the CMS, CBA and DBA. Since moving into HR in 2007, Rob has completed a three year post-graduate CIPD qualification also at Staffordshire University. Rob enjoys travelling, DIY, gardening, keeping fit and trying to maximise his family time with his wife and daughter.
Mark joined the College as Principal in January 2016 from his previous post as Deputy Principal at King Edward VI College, Stourbridge.
This post is now Mark’s sixth post in a sixth form college and his thirty year teaching career has been spent exclusively in this sector. Mark began his teaching in Oxford and worked his way up gradually from teacher of Mathematics to Head of Mathematics, to Head of Faculty before re-joining King Edward’s where he had been Assistant Head of Mathematics for four years.
Mark originates from Liverpool where he studied Maths, F Maths, Physics and Economics A levels at King David High School (a part Jewish state school) and then went on to complete a Mathematics Degree at Leeds University, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and then a Masters in Statistics at Sheffield Hallam University.
Mark has served on Mathematics in Education and Industry’s Curriculum Committee since 2006 and has also carried out stints as an examiner (15 years), a trustee of an international publication and away from education as church warden of his local Anglican Church.
In his spare time Mark leads worship in his church (playing 12 string guitar and mandolin), is a keen photographer and walker, enjoys reading and spends as much time as he can with his family, as well as following Liverpool Football Club.
Penny has had an exciting career; spending 22 years in the travel industry, followed by 25 years in education. Holding the post of Director of Quality and Marketing for 12 years at Leek College of Further Education, has given her a passion for teaching and learning. Her mantra is to ensure that all students get the best possible advice, guidance and learning experience, culminating in the progression into a worthwhile career.
Penny is a published author, having written a book about the First World War, The Meakin Diaries, which was then featured on television with Sir Tony Robinson. ‘Retiring’ from education in July 2016, she is currently completing a degree course in Creative Art and Design; experiencing life as a student.
Penny is a lifelong fan of West Ham United and in her spare time enjoys writing, philately, running and gardening and has recently launched a new career in art making pictures out of postage stamps, under the name ‘Penny Stamp Artist’.
Steve is Vice-Chair of the Governing Body. Steve has worked in the region for a number of years, initially in the Geography Department at Keele University and subsequently at Staffordshire University. In the latter institution he held a number of roles including Head of Geography Department, Associate Dean Science, Head of the Academic Development Institute and, until his retirement in September 2017, Dean of Academic Policy and Development. He has also been involved in Academies developments in the City and is Vice-Chair of the Governors of the Co-operative Academy of Stoke on Trent. Steve is a member of the Executive Board of the Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) which champions increased access to higher education.
Results: A Level Mathematics A*, Further Mathematics A*, Sociology A*, Economics A and English Language A*
Next steps: Somerville College, University of Oxford to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Chloe is an ambitious student who sets herself high targets and always applies herself conscientiously. She has impeccable attention to detail, great self-discipline, and prowess across all subjects contributing to her top results. Chloe achieved five A* respectively, and an offer to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Somerville College, University of Oxford. Well deserved, and congratulations; we hope to hear all about your success at university soon.
“I feel so pleased, relieved, and surprised about my results. I have received lots of help from my teachers and they didn’t stop me from taking 5 A Levels.”
Results: BTEC Graphics D*D* and BTEC Theatre D*
Next steps: Cardiff Metropolitan University to study Graphic Communications
Amy is a talented, creative, and passionate student who has an eye for detail and an artistic flair. She has been an active member of the Musical Theatre Society which saw her use innovative ideas to be voted the Artistic Director. Amy has a passion for Graphics, demonstrating her creativity by submitting designs for live briefs for well-known agencies such as Hot Lobster and VCCP. Amy has been incredibly successful throughout her time at college, which has also been reflected in her amazing BTEC results; achieving D*D* in Graphics and D* in Theatre. She will now go on to study Graphic Communications at Cardiff Metropolitan University. We wish you the best of luck Amy, congratulations.
“Musical Theatre Society has helped to build my confidence, leadership and performing skills. The college has given me so many opportunities and I would like to thank Michelle Lunt and Jade Wood.”
Results: A Level Mathematics A*, Further Mathematics A*, Computer Science A* and Physics A*
Next steps: University of Warwick to study Maths
Sam has quick intelligence and can grasp new ideas, together with their implications, with ease. He is keen to pursue a career in Mathematics and his ability to formulate and implement ideas to solve problems means that he will no doubt succeed. Sam’s high level of proficiency in his subjects ensured that he achieved four A* respectively in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics resulting in him accepting an offer from the University of Warwick to study Mathematics. Congratulations Sam, please come back and tell us all about your accomplishments at university.
“The college has helped me by showing me the level of work that was needed to achieve well. The mathematics study groups also helped me to prepare for university admissions exams.”
Results: A Level Music A, BTEC TV & Film Production D*D*
Next steps: Guildford School of Acting to study on the Actor-Musician course
Ben is an innovative and creative thinker who is highly motivated and driven to achieve the ambitious standards he sets himself. Seeking ways to further improve his skillset, Ben took on the role of Director of the Musical Theatre Society along with commitments outside of the college from bands to dance classes. Ben’s diligence earned him impressive results in A Level Music A, BTEC TV & Film Production D*D* and an offer to study on the Actor-Musician course at the Guildford School of Acting. Well done, Ben!
“The facilities at college have been amazing, especially for my creative subjects, having the opportunity to use rehearsal studios and computer rooms. The Musical Theatre Society has been brilliant at helping me develop my performance, directing and leadership skills. I am so chuffed with my results!”
Results: A Level Mathematics A*, Physical Education A, Biology B, Further Mathematics C
Next steps: Stanford University, California to study STEM
Meg is a conscientious and hardworking student with a strong determination and skill set to succeed. Meg is a world champion rower and part of the Junior Elite Scholarship Programme where she has certainly proved her excellent time management skills to balance the demands of elite rowing with her college studies. Meg’s determination to succeed has achieved her an excellent set of results; A Level Mathematics A*, Physical Education A, Biology B, and Further Mathematics C. Meg received an unconditional offer from Stanford University in California to study STEM. Congratulations Meg, come back and tell us all about your adventures when you are back in the UK!
“I am really happy with my results, the staff have been very supportive, always helping with extra lessons when I needed them so that I could achieve. Thank you to the college for being so supportive of my rowing and for helping me to balance my training and studies.”
Results: A Level Mathematics A*, Further Mathematics A*, Physics A* and Statistics A*
Next steps: Balliol College, the University of Oxford to study Engineering
Daniel has demonstrated a clear determination to succeed at college from start to finish. He has a keen interest in engineering which he has followed through completing a problem-solving course, attending the University of Bristol STEM Up! Course, as well as completing the UNIQ summer school, and Sutton Trust summer school for engineering. During his time at college, Dan has also completed the High Achievers Programme, been a course representative and completed bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh awards. All of his efforts helped Daniel to achieve top grades; four A* respectively in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Statistics and accepted an offer to study Engineering at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Congratulations Daniels, please let us know all about your successes at Oxford.
“The High Achievers Programme really helped me to understand Oxbridge. Throughout college I have always been supported, any questions that I had were always answered. The science facilities are great!”
Results: BTEC Applied Science D*D*D* and Extended Project Qualification B
Next steps: Royal Veterinary College, London to study Gateway Veterinary
T-Jay’s interest and enthusiasm for Veterinary Medicine has been apparent throughout her time at college. She is eager to extend her knowledge and has completed a wide variety of work experience and teamwork opportunities. T-Jay is a keen member of our MDV Society where she has made a valuable contribution. T-Jay’s organisation skills and hard work meant that she achieved D*D*D* in BTEC Applied Science and B in her Extended Project Qualification. She has accepted an offer to study a Veterinary Gateway at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Congratulations T-Jay, keep us updated on your success!
“I feel overwhelmed with my results as well as relieved. The MDV society helped me to prepare for university application and interviews. It also gave me a good insight into veterinary which will be useful at university. I think the facilities at college are amazing, especially the partnership with Staffs Uni and the use of their top spec laboratories and lecture theatres. Remember, to achieve your goals you must believe in yourself and work at your best.”
Results: A Level Further Mathematics A, Biology A*, Mathematics A*, Chemistry A and EPQ A*
Next steps: St John’s College, University of Cambridge to study Natural Science
Richard is an incredibly focused, hardworking, and conscientious student. He has a keen interest in Natural Sciences which he has followed through conducting wider research in the subject, reading academic papers, and keeping up to date with current areas of research. Alongside his academic studies, Richard is a committed member of the college Debate Society and founded the college Chess Club, demonstrating the ability to be able to balance his studies alongside his interests. Richard achieved an incredible set of A Level results; achieving A*’s in Biology, Mathematics and EPQ and A’s in Chemistry and Further Mathematics. He has accepted an offer to study Natural Science and St John’s College, University of Cambridge. Congratulations Richard, best of luck with the next part of your journey.
“I feel good about the results that I have achieved, getting into Cambridge is now my favourite college memory. Suzy Cozier and Richard Collins are amazing teachers!”
Results: BTEC Film and Television Production Distinction * Distinction *, A Level Photography A
Next steps: Apprenticeship with the BBC
Ruby is a mature and conscientious student who has an unrivalled creative flair. She approached her with imagination and individuality, showing a great enthusiasm for all her subjects. Ruby has completed numerous projects in her own time inside and outside of college continually demonstrating her desire to succeed. This dedication has achieved Ruby an excellent set of results in BTEC Film and Television Production D*D* and an A in A Level Photography. Ruby will now go on to start an apprenticeship with the BBC in September. Well done, Ruby, we wish you the best of luck.
“I am so proud of the results I have achieved. All my teachers were so supportive, and they would always be there if I needed help. The equipment in college is amazing and has allowed me to complete my studies successfully. A big thank you to Kim Finn, Tom Ray, and Patrick Shaw.”
Results: A Level Mathematics, Biology A, Chemistry A, and EPQ A
Next steps: The University of Manchester to study Pharmacy
Tahiya is a conscientious student who demonstrates enthusiasm and interest in all her subjects. She has a passion for Pharmacy that is palpable and works extremely hard to achieve her goal of becoming a Pharmacist. Her work ethic has earned her an excellent set of results; four A’s in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and EPQ. Tahiya has accepted an offer from the University of Manchester to study Pharmacy. Well done on getting one step closer to your dream career. We hope to hear from you soon about your success at university.
“I am a little bit shocked; I am so happy and proud of what I have achieved. Throughout my time at college, I have had a lot of emotional support from my progress coach and the careers team gave me a lot of useful advice and guidance. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and had amazing teachers who always supported me.”
Results: A Level Mathematics A*, Biology A*, Chemistry A* and EPQ A*
Next step: Brasenose College, University of Oxford to study Chemistry
Ollie is a natural scientist; gifted mathematician with a focused and disciplined interest in making sense of the chemical world. He thrives on intellectual stimulation and loves the challenge of solving many of the more challenging problems within his subjects. Ollie is highly conscientious and well-motivated, he always seeks to extend his knowledge and understanding beyond the syllabus through further independent reading and learning. Ollie has achieved a top set of results, four A* in A Level Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and EPQ. Amazing Ollie, looking forward to hearing all about your success at university.
“The college provides excellent pastoral support along with a good study environment which has contributed to my success. The EPQ has taught me valuable skills, thank you to my teachers.”
Results: A Level Biology A*, Chemistry A*, Physics A*, Mathematics A*
Next Steps: Imperial College London to study Biomedical Engineering
Mary is a cheerful student with a genuine interest in learning. Always well prepared for all her lessons, Mary has shown dedication and tenacity in achieving her career goal of becoming and Biomedical Engineer. Mary goes above and beyond, often completing wider reading and research to further her knowledge. Her diligence has seen her achieve four A* respectively in A Level Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Mary has accepted an offer to study Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. Incredible Mary, well done!
“I am extremely happy and overjoyed with my results. The teachers at college always offered timely feedback and encouraged me to take advantage of the online resources. The online resources for biology were useful, I used them during revision as it took much less time than searching randomly online for them. My favourite college memories were Prize Presentation Evening, Black History Day and International Celebration Day.”
Results: Distinction in T Level Digital Production, Design and Development
Next step: Staffordshire University to study Cyber Security
Ben is amongst the first group of T Level students to receive their results. He is a well-disciplined and hard-working student who ensures that all his work is completed to an extremely high standard. Ben has also demonstrated a mature and professional in his industry placement as part of his T Level with City Fibre. His ability to achieve academically and within the workplace saw been achieving a distinction in T Level Digital Production, Design and Development. Ben has secured an offer to study Cyber Security at Staffordshire University and is one step close to achieving his future career goal of securing employment in Cyber Security after university. We are proud of your high achievement in our newest qualification.
“I am so glad and very, very pleased with my results. All the staff at college have been so helpful and friendly and the computing facilities are great too. I have enjoyed working with and supporting friends.
Results: A Level Mathematics A, Biology A and Chemistry A
Next Step: King’s College London to study Medicine
Cejay’s academic ability is exceptional, she is quick to pick up new concepts and solve many challenging problems. Cejay has dedicated her time towards her studies and thrived in MDV Society. Her hard work culminated in 3 A’s in A Level Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry resulting in Cejay accepting an offer to study Medicine at King’s College London. Good luck Cejay, we cannot wait to hear all about your success at university.
“It feels so amazing to have received my results. All my teachers have offered plenty of support and provided lots of resources to help me succeed. Also, being part of the MDV society gave me a good insight into medicine which has helped me to prepare. My Favourite college memory is the free toast!”
Results: A Level Further Mathematics A*, Chemistry A*, Physics A* and Mathematics A*
Next Step: St John’s College, University of Cambridge to study Natural Science
Ed is a very gifted student who has a genuine love of learning and a fine logical intelligence. He has embraced college life and shown that he thrives on intellectual challenge. Ed has worked incredibly hard to achieve an incredible set of results; four A* respective in A Level Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Ed has accepted offer to study Natural Science at St John’s College, University of Cambridge. This is a fantastic achievement, well done Ed, we wish you the very best of luck and we will look forward to hearing all about your success.
“Thank you to Richard Collins and Suzy Cozier who have both been great at preparing me for my exams.”
Results: A Level Mathematics A*, Business A*, Economics A*, Statistics A* and EPQ A*
Next Step: London School of Economics to study Economics
Tilly is a conscientious and hardworking student whose academic drive is truly inspiring. Throughout her time at college, she has demonstrated such an enthusiasm for learning. Tilly’s tenacity has certainly been fruitful after receiving an amazing five A* respectively in A Level Maths, Business, Economics, Statistics and Extended Project Qualification. Tilly has accepted an offer to study Economics at the London School of Economics. Well done, Tilly, we wish you lots of luck and look forward to hearing all about your future success.
“Staff at the Sixth Form College have been very supportive, and the teaching has been fantastic. The college helped me to understand what I actually want to study in higher education and why. I will always remember spending my free periods with friends in the social study space (eating hash browns, they are the BEST!)”
The City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College is committed to equipping students with the knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to make informed decisions about their learning and progression into education, employment or training through a cohesive programme of careers education.
Students are supported through personalised information, advice and guidance that will enable them to build the confidence to take charge of their career development and effectively manage their own progression through learning and work.
We are committed to inspiring students to consider a broad and ambitious range of options to move them on to achieve their full potential.
The College’s Futures Coordinator is Sally Spencer.
All students will have the opportunity to:
The College Futures Programme is designed to provide all students with the best opportunities and support to ensure you achieve your maximum potential in your chosen subjects and careers.
Where “Futures Programme” appears on your timetable this will be dedicated time for you to focus on you and YOUR FUTURE (for example, researching university courses, writing a personal statement or a CV, webinars, online courses, podcasts, etc)
The SFC-STUDENT FUTURES TEAM (In Microsoft Teams) is where you will find information and resources that you can use to work on your personal development.
All students at The City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College are supported to undertake work experience throughout their time at the college. This may be face to face and/or virtual work experience.
This helps to improve employability skills and get that vital hands-on experience.
Some courses include significant work placements to allow students to develop key skills required to have a successful career.
Our Work Experience Coordinator will provide guidance for you to follow to find a placement opportunity. She will work with you and the employer to ensure it is a safe place to gain an insight into the career of your choice.
A work placement will give you the opportunity to:
Apprenticeships and employment with training are a popular options for our leavers.
To be successful you will need:
In exchange for your commitment, the Futures Team will support you to find an apprenticeship or employment in the industries that you want to work in.
All students have their own personal login for the UNIFROG careers platform. Unifrog brings into one place every apprenticeship, university course and college course in the UK, as well as resources to help students extend their studies and stand out from the crowd when it comes to applications. The platform makes it easy for students write their CVs and Personal Statements and record their key skills.
It also gives students access to local labour market information, providing an insight into local and national sectors of growth, salaries and the skills that employers are looking for.
This is an important consideration when you are planning your future career, it helps you to understand where future growth is predicted to be which means better employment opportunities. It also helps you to understand what kind of salaries can be expected in different sectors and for different jobs, this means you can make a realistic future career plan linked to what you want to achieve in your life.
Our students have access to local labour market information via the UNIFROG portal. This provides an insight into local sectors of growth, salaries and skills that employers are looking for.
Included below is a tool called LMI for All. This portal connects and standardises national sources of high quality, reliable labour market information to help inform your career decisions.
As employers look for increasingly higher skill levels and new and exciting job opportunities emerge requiring highly skilled employees, we prepare our students to be well placed to take advantage of these opportunities.
We support our students to progress their education to higher and degree level where it is appropriate to do so. We provide opportunities to showcase what is on offer from a wide range of universities and from higher and degree level apprenticeship providers.
The Futures team and Progress Coach Team provide information and support to enable our students to progress. This includes:
You can book an appointment to speak to our careers advisor throughout the academic year on a one-to-one basis. You can drop into the Futures Zone and book yourself an appointment.
We can support you to:
We have an annual awards event for students who have displayed outstanding attainment, achievement and progress. We would welcome sponsorship for specific awards from employers and will be happy to discuss what specific subject/awards would be most appropriate for businesses on an individual basis.
If sponsoring an annual award by providing a small voucher of £25 or £50 is of interest to your business, please get in touch with our events and Marketing Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to share with our students, opportunities for both part time and full time employment in the local area and beyond.
If you would like us to advertise your opportunity, please contact 01782 848736 or IndustryPlacements@sfc.potteries.ac.uk
We are always looking for local employers to support Sixth Form College Students by offering work experience opportunities.
Students across all courses benefit enormously from a short period of work experience of between 5 and 10 days (either in week blocks or 1 day per week). This time provides students with an insight into a business and sector, in order to help them gain some entry-level skills, to experience the ‘soft-skills’ required in the workplace and to help build confidence. Work experience is also a useful tool to help students to identify where their future career interests lie and is therefore invaluable in its contribution to our students at this stage of their education.
If you would like to explore the possibility of offering work experience to our students, please contact 01782 848736 or IndustryPlacements@sfc.potteries.ac.uk
The College Futures Team are always looking for opportunities that will allow our students to interact with local and regional employers. These interactions allow students to get an insight into local job and career opportunities and provide valuable insights that can help as they make key decisions on the career paths that they want to explore. Meeting students provides businesses with a platform to increase knowledge of their business within the student community and can provide fruitful links for part time employment and long term training and career opportunities.
We welcome businesses in to College on a regular basis to attend either Futures Events evenings or to present to students on their businesses. We also welcome the opportunity for our students to visit business premises to get a feel for the workplace, it’s requirements and culture.
If you would like to explore the possibility of your business attending a Futures event, delivering a presentation to students on your business or inviting students in to visit your premises, please contact 01782 848736 or IndustryPlacements@sfc.potteries.ac.uk
Former School: Discovery Academy
Results: A Accounting, A Mathematics, A* Computer Science
Next Step:Higher Level Apprenticeship with BDO
Joseph is a very hard working and talented individual, whose work ethic is bound to serve him well in the future. He has been able to balance his studies with his love for Basketball, representing the college in a team. Since joining the college Joseph has demonstrated a strong desire to become an Accountant, he has participated in work experience placements with local firms and has managed to secure a Higher Level Apprenticeship with the prestigious and Global firm BDO. A fantastic achievement, well done and good luck Joseph.
Former School: Clayton Hall Academy
Results: A* Maths, A* Further Maths, A* Computer Science
Next Step: Cambridge University to study Economics
Highly skilled and naturally analytical, Tyler will undeniably thrive at University. He is focused, passionate and has developed a fierce commitment to his studies. Achieving grades A* Maths, A* Further Maths, A Economics, B Computer Science, Tyler has consistently been a high performer and his results are a true reflection of his academic ability. Tyler’s hard work has certainly been fruitful, he has received an offer to study Economics at Cambridge University. We are extremely proud to have had Tyler as a Sixth Form College student.
Will has shown great character this year and has been an excellent role model to other members of the Football Team; demonstrating enthusiasm and commitment by training and helping the team.
Will is a very talented leader and, away from the field, shows fantastic research skills. Even in adversity, Will is a mature captain of the football team with excellent communication skills.
Shanyce has worked hard to overcome her personal battles and obstacles and we are extremely proud of her. Shanyce’s subject teachers always have great things to say about her, such as:
Shanyce has worked very hard in GCSE Art and always comes to the lesson with a smile ready to try a new challenge! A pleasure to teach!
We have no doubt that Shanyce will build on this success and go from strength to strength in her continued studies.
Sam is a modest student who, when receiving her first year French A Level result, was close to tears of joy; she had achieved above and beyond her expectations. She has shown great improvement with her French reading and listening skills.
Sam has clearly shown the will to succeed and her confidence continues to grow. Any doubts that she may have had of her ability were quashed through her determination to do well through sheer hard work. We are sure that Sam will continue to flourish in French and her other subjects.
Former School: Alleynes High School
Results: A Maths, A* Biology, B Chemistry
Next Step: Keele University to study Medicine
Lauren is a thoughtful, dedicated and meticulous student who has a true devotion for the sciences, particularly Medicine. She is a logical and insightful student who has a strong determination to succeed. Lauren’s biological acumen will certainly see her flourish at University. Since achieving an amazing set of A Level results we wish Lauren the best of luck as she joins Keele University to study Medicine.
Results: BTEC Applied Science D*D*D*
Next Steps: Taking a gap year and aims to study Medicine with a Foundation Year at Plymouth University.
Leyla is a very determined student who is looking to become successful within the medical sector. She is hardworking and always challenges herself so that she can achieve the best results. Whilst studying, Leyla has been working part-time and completing work experience within the health and social care sector and has developed her communication skills and resilience. Leyla is not only a great academic, but she is also a valued member of the college’s netball team. Her ability to juggle her studies and extracurricular activities has seen Leyla achieve D*D*D* in BTEC Applied Science. Leyla intends to take a gap year, but her desire to become a doctor remains the same. Leyla hopes to study Medicine with a foundation year at the University of Plymouth. Well done Leyla, we will watch this space!
“I am so happy and relieved with my results. The staff at the college have always believed in me. I have received non-stop support throughout Covid, which has helped me achieve the results that I wanted.”
Results: A* Criminology, A Sociology, B Law
Next Steps: Policing Degree Apprenticeship with West Mercia Police
Katie is a highly intelligent student and is committed to her studies and future career goal of becoming a Mounted Police Officer. Katie is a confident student who exudes confidence. She has a great attitude towards learning, tutors at the college have found her a pleasure to teach. Katie is very proactive; she has researched her future career options to gain a good understanding of what she needs to do to get there. Katie’s work ethic and ambition have enabled her to achieve an A* in Criminology, A in Sociology and B in Law. Katie has received an offer to complete a Policing Degree Apprenticeship with West Mercia Police. What an achievement! Well done, all the best, Katie.
“I am so overwhelmed with the results that I have achieved; my hard work has paid off; it has 100% been worth it. My future career goal is to become a Mounted Police Officer and my tutors and careers advisors always gave me the right advice on how to achieve this. Thank you so much to my teachers who have supported me so much over the last two years.”
Results: A Maths, B Biology, B Chemistry
Next Steps: University of Bristol to study Medicine
Eleanor is a positive, approachable and hardworking individual who has shown dedication and diligence to her work. Eleanor’s future career goal is to become a doctor; she has a devotion for science subjects. Not only is she gifted academically, but she also possesses the skills needed in the healthcare profession; patient, caring, pleasant and personable. Eleanor has gained a great of results and a place to study Medicine at the University of Bristol. Best of luck, Eleanor.
“I am extremely happy with my results; I couldn’t have wished for better. The college has been great and so supportive. Teachers are always willing to help students in any way that they can. The MDV programme was incredible in supporting my UCAS application and ensuring that I achieve the grade that I needed and admission test results. The STEM facilities are also beyond incredible and allow for great practical lessons.”
Results: A* Biology, A Maths, A Chemistry, A Extended Project Qualification
Next Steps: University of Birmingham to study Medicine
Lucy is an exceptional student whose work is always exemplary. She has shown a great deal of determination and effort throughout her time at college. Lucy has a passion for medicine and has taken part in multiple activities in a variety of settings such as different universities, different professional settings and completing MOOCs. She has therefore developed a fully rounded and detailed understanding of her chosen field. Lucy also participated in multiple aspects of extracurricular life in college including, Student Parliament, Course Rep and MDV Society. She has also completed a variety of work experiences in multiple settings to develop her transferable skills further. Lucy’s diligence has seen her achieve A* in Biology and three A’s in Maths, Chemistry and Extended Project Qualification and an offer to study Medicine at Birmingham University. Incredible Lucy, well done.
“I am really pleased with my results; all my hard work has paid off. I was supported in many ways by the college, for example, the MDV society which helped with interview preparation, UCAT support, guidance on choosing universities and personal statement reviews. The lab facilities were amazing for science subjects.”
Results: D* Music Performance, A Levels: B Business, C History
Next Steps: Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts to study Management of Performing Arts, Theatre, Dance, Music and Events
Aimee is a polite, hard-working and conscientious student who is deeply passionate about her work. As a keen electric guitarist, Aimee could often be found developing her skills in one of our studios. As well as her musical talents, she is also a natural scholar who is focused and self-motivated, consistently producing work of high quality. Aimee’s tenacity ensured that she achieved a fantastic set of results and an offer from the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts to study Management of Performing Arts, Theatre, Dance, Music and Events. Great work, Aimee. Well done.
“The results that I have achieved are exactly what I wanted, and it feels amazing. My favourite Sixth Form College memory is how the staff made me feel daily – welcome, confident and challenged.”
Results: A* Maths, A* Biology, A Chemistry and A* Extended Project Qualification
Next Steps: University of Exeter to study Medicine
India is a truly outstanding student with a logical mind and an unrivalled enthusiasm for academic study. She is a pleasant and personable student with a natural flair and ability that has impressed all her teachers. India has thrived in MDV society, where she enjoyed many practice interviews and extra revision/support sessions. Her hard work has culminated in 3 A* in Maths, Biology and Extended Project Qualification and an A in Chemistry. These grades have resulted in India receiving a place to study Medicine at Exeter University. Good luck India, we cannot wait to hear about your success at university.
“I am incredibly happy and relieved at the results that I have achieved. The college has amazing facilities, the LRC’s provide a great place for independent learning and being able to use university science labs has positively impacted my learning within the science department. The MDV society supported me with many practice interviews and revision sessions.”
Results: B Physical Education, B Biology, B Psychology
Next Steps: AECC University College to study Chiropractic
Lauren is a sociable and lively student who has consistently demonstrated commitment to all her subjects and thrives for success. Lauren aims to become a pediatric chiropractor; with her tenacious attitude and strong work ethic, we are sure that her future aspirations become a reality. Laurens grades have gained her a place to study chiropractic at AECC University. Good luck Lauren, we know that you will be great.
“I am absolutely amazed at the results I achieved, and my teachers were amazing! My confidence has improved a lot during my time at college through leading sports activities with primary schools. My aim is to become a pediatric chiropractor.”
Results: A* Accounting, A Maths, A Economics
Next Steps: Higher Apprenticeship at PWC
Owen is a highly motivated and innovative student who demonstrates all the positive attributes of someone who aspires to take their learning to the very top level. He has a passion for sport, especially badminton and football, where he has reached a high level. Owen is naturally analytical and has a flair for accounting. Through diligence and motivation, he has gained an excellent set of results with an offer to study a Higher Apprenticeship with PWC in Accounting. Wishing you the best of luck Owen.
“My results are better than I anticipated, so I am happy with them. The excellent facilities provided, and enrichment activities gave me a real taste for the workplace and helped me to reach my full potential.”
Results: A* Maths, A* Further Maths, A* Computer Science, A Physics
Next Steps: Degree Apprenticeship at Bentley Motors in Chassis Engineering focusing on Driver Assistance Systems
George is a personable, highly intelligent, articulate, and independent student. His strong work ethic and perseverance have been demonstrated from an early age with an extraordinarily successful high school career achieving the OAT Award for Academic Accomplishment, gaining a first in his Brilliant Club dissertation, and becoming Head Boy. George loves a good challenge; whilst completing his A Levels he gained his gold Duke of Edinburgh award. His greatest passion is for mechanical engineering; he explored this through a work placement at Bentley Motors. George’s incredible results and work placement have secured him a Degree Apprenticeship at Bentley Motors in Chassis Engineering, focusing on Driver Assistance Systems. We are so proud of you George, well done!
“I am very happy with my results; the teaching has been excellent, and support is always available. My favourite subject was maths, my teacher was so passionate and enthusiastic and was great at teaching it! It was also made possible for me to study 4 A levels and complete one day a week work experience at Bentley Motors.”
Results: A* Religious Studies, A English Literature, D* BTEC Performance Arts
Next Steps: Chichester Conservatoire at the University of Chichester to study Musical Theatre and Cabaret Performance
Charlotte is a self-motivated and dedicated student. She has a devotion for musical theatre and is a highly valued member of the Musical Theatre Society. Charlotte has done incredibly well to balance her busy college workload alongside being a member of the North Staffordshire Operatic Society and an amateur performer at the Repertory Theatre, appearing in numerous shows across the region. Charlotte’s organisational skills combined with her incredible talent will see her succeed at university. Charlotte has been offered a place at Chichester Conservatoire to study Musical Theatre and Cabaret Performance. Well done Charlotte, there is no business like show business!
“I am elated with the results that I have achieved and worked so hard for; my teachers have all been amazing throughout my college experience; they were always available for a one-to-one chat. The dance studios are very spacious, and I was able to train privately in preparation for auditions.”
Results: A* Chemistry, A*English Literature, A* Mathematics, A* Further Mathematics and A* German
Next Step: Pembroke College, University of Oxford to study Biochemistry
Lily is a confident, organised and hardworking individual who is very passionate about science. Her research into Biochemistry as well as attending external activities have enabled Lily to develop her scientific knowledge. Lily has an unquestionable abundance of talent, she has achieved an incredible set of results; five A* respectively in Chemistry, English Literature, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and German. Lily’s hard work has resulted in her receiving a place to study Biochemistry at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Well done Lily, we are immensely proud of you, and we look forward to hearing all about your future achievements.
“I am so happy with the results that I have achieved. Everyone at Sixth Form College has been incredibly supportive. The enrichment opportunities offered have provided me with both university and work experience and have helped me prepare for the future. A huge thank you to all staff at the college.”
Results: A* History, A* Classical Civilisation, A* English Literature and A* Extended Project Qualification
Next Step: Magdalen College, University of Oxford to study History
Katharine is an excellent student and a natural scholar, she fully immersed herself into her subjects and college life and has excelled in every aspect. Katharine is very independent and hardworking and will certainly prosper at university. After receiving four A* respectively in History, Classical Civilisation, English Literature and Extended Project Qualification, Katharine has accepted an offer from Magdalen College, University of Oxford to study a degree in History. We wish you the absolute best of luck and look forward to hearing about your future success.
“I am really proud of myself for achieving such success during the midst of a pandemic and for all the hard work that I have put in. The teachers have all been amazing especially with issues that have resulted because of Covid, they have provided support, advice and resources whenever needed.”