Milton Keynes College Group is ready to support the thousands of young people in Milton Keynes receiving their GCSE and Level 2 BTEC results today.
From today (24th August) until 5th September, the College is hosting a series of ‘Advisory Days’ at its Chaffron Way campus where anyone can come in with their results and discuss their options. There’ll be the opportunity to talk to the tutors of every subject about the courses available, and support staff will be on hand to discuss anything from learners’ additional needs, language support and the financial help available.
Sally Alexander, CEO and Group Principal of Milton Keynes College Group said: “Today is of course a very important one for the young people of Milton Keynes, and we’re here to support them. With the changes to assessment of GCSEs designed to bring grades in line with pre-pandemic levels, there may be more students with results that are different to what they expected. That’s why we’ve extended the number of Advisory Days we’re offering, to make sure we can offer as much support as possible. For the next two weeks, we’ll be here to talk to students about their options and support them with finding the best next steps for them. I’d encourage anyone who’s not sure how to move forward after their results to book on to our Advisory Days and find out how we can help.”
Some of the College’s own students have received GCSE results today, for resits in English and Maths GCSEs.
Jasper Harrison, who has completed a Digital and Business course at the College, achieved a grade 5 in both English and Maths, enabling them to progress onto an Access to Computing course at the College Group’s South Central Institute of Technology. Jasper commented: “From the ages of 14-16, I spent two years in Australia where I studied through a home education programme. When I returned to the UK, I then enrolled at MK College for my Digital and Business course. I’m really excited to have achieved a high pass at English and Maths GCSEs, as I can now go on to study at the South Central Institute of Technology which I think will be an amazing place to study.”
Pak Ho Lam, who studied Applied Science at the College achieved a grade 8 in Maths GCSE and a grade 6 in English GCSE and said: “I’m very proud to have achieved these results and will now be going onto study A Levels in Biology, Maths and Further Maths at a local Sixth Form college”.
Sally Alexander commented: “After resitting their English and Maths GCSEs with us this summer, there are now over 370 more young people in Milton Keynes with a high grade in these subjects who didn’t achieve this last year. We’re extremely proud of our learners who will now have more options available to them in terms of further study and employment, and of course of our tutors and support staff for their hard work and dedication in helping our learners to achieve”.
The College is working hard with current and prospective students to ensure they have a place on the right course for September. All students who had previously received an offer will be guaranteed a place on a course. For those students still considering their options, the College will be holding pre-booked Advisory Day appointments from today, until 7th September. For more information and to book an appointment visit https://mkcollege.ac.uk/events/advisorydays/