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Record number of students move onto Higher Education

August 12, 2014

As A Level Results Day on 14th August approaches, West Cheshire College has announced that 378 Level 3 students have applied for a place at university or have opted to stay and study a HE qualification at College.

At the College 80 per cent of Level 3 students have accepted conditional or unconditional offers for university.

Amy Pearson, 18, from Helsby, studied health and social care at College and has been accepted to study a BSc in Adult Nursing at the University of Nottingham.

She said: “I was a Health and Social Care Cadet which meant I combined theory work at College with a placement at Countess of Chester Hospital.

“The tutors were really supportive and helped me with my university application. I can’t wait to start my degree – I definitely feel that the course provided me with all of the right skills to help me when I start.”

Many students who have completed their Level 3 qualification have chosen to stay on at College to study a Level 4 HND/ HNC qualification.  

Performing Arts student Lee Abbate, 18, from Ellesmere Port, who has already achieved acting roles in Waterloo Road and Emmerdale, will be studying a HNC in Performing Arts.

 Lee said: “I came to West Cheshire  College  as I’d heard really good things  about the  performing arts course. I’m so  glad I came as  it really has been the best  two years of my  life.

 “I love the fact that through the course, I can  act every single day - I’ve been involved in  loads of productions at the College and my  acting skills have really improved. I’ve  decided to stay on to develop my skills  further by studying the HNC in Performing  Arts - which will definitely help me achieve  my dream of becoming a professional actor.”

 Nigel Davies, Principal at West Cheshire College, said: “It is a great achievement that  so many of our students have applied for universities across the UK.

 “We have had a number of students who have gained unconditional offers at  universities including Leeds Metropolitan, Manchester Metropolitan, University of  Southampton, Liverpool John Moores University & BIMM music colleges.

 “As well as our excellent range of qualifications, from September, we will also be  offering AS and A Levels in Science and Social Sciences. We expect that the  introduction of these A Level courses will further increase the number of our students  progressing to university.”

 Advisers at West Cheshire College are available throughout A Level Results Day to  discuss studying at the College. Simply pop and speak direct to an Adviser at the  Ellesmere Port Campus on 14th and 21st August  or call a member of the team on  01244 656440. For further information visit: www.west-cheshire.ac.uk.

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