Students off to uni after 'wonderful' college experience (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Waltham Forest College students achieved lands unversity places after BTEC success
Students at Waltham Forest College achieved outstanding results this year in various BTEC diploma programmes.
Alice Morris, of The Mile End, Walthamstow, gained a triple distinction in the art and design BTEC extended diploma, equivalent to three A*s at A-levels, and secured a place at The London School of Communication, University of the Arts London, to study for a BA Hons in magazine publishing.
She said: “It was really intense but it was a wonderful experience.
“I was shocked that I achieved and glad that my hard work paid off.”
She added that she greatly appreciate the support from other students and teachers.
Mamadu Djalo, of Burnside Avenue, Chingford, also gained a triple distinction in the public services BTEC and will go on to study a BSc Hons in Aviation Management at Coventry University.
He said: “I am very happy with my results and excited that I am able to go to university!
“My mum is really proud of me as I am the first one in my family to go to university.”
Claire Shire, Director of Curriculum, said: “I am really proud of our students who have worked especially hard this year and it is good when we see them progress so successfully.”
Waltham Forest College open enrolment days began on Friday.
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