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Thursday 13 August 2020

Results Day: Vocational students shine at Selby College

Vocational students shine at Selby College on Results Day, with 13 students achieving Triple Distinction* grades.

Selby College is celebrating another fantastic year of results across its 13 vocational subjects, which include Art, Design & Media, Business, Childcare & Health Studies, Construction, Engineering, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy, Hospitality & Catering, ICT & Computing, Foundation Learning, Public Services, Science, Sports and Travel & Tourism.

Thirteen students secured Triple Distinction* grades across a range of subjects, including Applied Science, Information Technology and Public Services, with a further 63 students achieving multiple Distinctions.

High-flyer and former Barlby High student, Flynn Clegg, achieved a Triple Distinction* in Biomedical Science. Flynn is continuing her passion for the subject by going on to study bio-veterinary science at the University of Liverpool.

Principal Phil Sayles (left) with Flynn Clegg, Biomedical Science student (right)

‘’I’ve loved my time at Selby College, all my tutors have been so supportive and have really motivated me throughout my time here. I’d recommend Selby College to anyone! The College isn’t too big, so I wasn’t overwhelmed when I started here and everyone is so welcoming,’’ said Flynn.

Former Goole High School student, Julia Dabrowska, secured a Triple Distinction in BTEC Business. Julia is now going on to study Business Management at the University of Lincoln.

BTEC Business student Julia Dabrowska collecting her results

Julia said: “There’s been so many highlights of my time at Selby College – I’ve made a lot of friends, studied so many different units and enjoyed every project. My favourite module was visual merchandising as I got to decorate an art display and work on my presenting techniques. I love art but I thought a business course would help to expand my skillset more and I could even start my own art business one day! My Guidance Support Tutor, Debbie Godwin, has helped me throughout and continually supported and congratulated me. I’d also like to thank my tutors, Rehanah and Diane, who have taught me everything I know!”

Level 3 Health and Social Care student Mollie Devonport also achieved D*, D, D. Mollie, who previously attended Barlby High, now plans to study Mental Health Nursing at York University.

‘’My time at Selby College has flown by, I can’t believe it’s been two years and I’m collecting my results today! I’m over the moon with the results, I’ll miss Selby College but I can’t wait to start studying to be a mental health nurse. I’d like to thank my tutor Kate Collins for all her incredible support,’’ said Mollie.

Many students at Selby College like Flynn, Julia and Mollie are now preparing to take on the next stage of their lives, carrying out apprenticeships or employment in the workplace, or taking on further study at Higher Education institutions across the country.

Some students also plan to progress on to Selby College’s Higher Education programme, studying courses such as BA (Hons) Leadership and Management, BA (Hons) Criminology and Social Justice, HND Art & Design (Arts Practice), HNC Business, HNC Computing, HND Hair and Beauty Management or the BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching and Exercise Science.

This comes following the Times Educational Supplement’s (TES) latest article, which states that many vocational students will enter areas of high demand and political importance, such as key worker roles.

According to TES, within the quarter of a million young people and adults receiving their BTEC results today, there will be 65,000 prospective construction workers, engineers and health and social care professionals – key workers of the future who will be vital to the national effort to build back better after the current crisis.

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