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Celebrating GCSE Results Day as Enrolment Opens for 2023

Hundreds of West London College students received their GCSE results today and many are glowing with pride. Some students woke up to check their results online while others came into College to pick them up in person. Our students have eagerly awaited their results for many weeks now, in GCSEs ranging from Maths and English to Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Double Science, Sociology and RE. 

West London College provides all students the opportunity to retake their GCSEs in Maths and English until they achieve Grade 4 or above. While some students will be resitting the exam after having taken it at school, others may be taking it for the first time. 

Khloe Datig comes from Philippines and took her GCSEs in English and Maths for the first time, alongside studying for her Health and Social Care Diploma Level 1. Khloe said: “I was aiming for Grade 4 in English and Maths and I achieved Grade 7 in both. This is fantastic news for me because it means that I can probably progress straight to Health and Social Care Level 3.”

As well as focusing on her studies, Khloe helps others too as the West London College Students’ Union (WLCSU) Head of Education. After completing her Health and Social Care Level 3, Khloe plans to study Nursing at university.

Aiesha Mechure is from Philippines too. She is the WLCSU Deputy Head of Education and works alongside Khloe. They’re both on the same course and Aiesha wants to become a nurse too. Aiesha achieved Grade 5 in her GCSE Maths and Grade 6 in her GCSE English. Aiesha said: “I was so excited to pass my English and Maths GCSEs. Now I can spend time focusing on my other subjects.”

Oleksandr Vengeruk, Ivan Nazaruk and Viktoriia Tokan are all from Ukraine, studying ICT Level 2. Oleksandr and Viktoriia study at Hammersmith and Fulham College, and Ivan is at Ealing Green. While none of them liked maths in Ukraine; they are doing well at West London College.  Ivan says: “When I came to the UK I knew I needed to work hard and to get good grades. Maths is more practical here. You’re not allowed to use calculators at all in Ukraine.” 

Oleksandr, Viktoriia and Ivan all achieved Grade 6 in their GCSE Maths. They all plan to go to university to study computer science. Oleksandr wants to work in cyber security, and Ivan and Viktoriia want to become computer programmers.

Some of West London College’s Key Stage 4 Year 11 students study the equivalent of six GCSEs in English, Maths, Double Science, RE and Sociology, as well as their Trinity Arts Bronze Award. 

Shreyas Vartia came to the UK in September 2022 from India when his father’s company asked him to relocate. Shreyas achieved the following GCSE grades: Double Science 9/8, Maths 9, RE 8, Sociology 7, and English 6.

Khadija Arslan, was born in Ealing and moved to Pakistan when she was ten. Her family returned to the UK a few years ago. Khadija was homeschooled for a while before joining West London College in Year 11. Khadija achieved the following grades in her GCSEs: Double Science 9/8,Sociology 9, RE 8, Maths 8, and English 6.

Chris DSouza came to the UK from Abu Dhabi when her mother took a new job. Chris plans to work in medicine one day. Chris achieved the following GCSE grades: Double Science 8/7, RE 7, Maths 6, Sociology 6, and English 4,

Kira Dunbar was homeschooled for most of her secondary education.  When she reached Year 11 she joined West London College. Kira achieved the following grades in her GCSEs: Double Science 7/7, Sociology 6, and RE 5. In both English and Maths, Kira achieved Grade 6. Shreyas and Chris felt the best thing about college was the great friendships they had made. 

Chris said: “There are so many people from different places and we all get on really well.” 

Khadija and Kira praised the support they had received from their teachers. Kira said: “My teachers really helped me to adjust from homeschool to WLC, as when I first came here it was a little overwhelming.”

James Taylor, Deputy Principal at West London College said: “We are really thrilled for our students who have achieved so well in their GCSE grades this year, which comes from a lot of hard work and commitment by our learners and their teachers.”

As we celebrate GCSE results day, West London College is also now open for enrolment for students looking to join the college this September – you can see our opening dates and times here.

In addition to a wide range of vocational courses, we also offer offers English and Maths GCSE and Functional Skills to adults who have not already achieved the equivalent of a grade 4, and school leavers as part of their study programme. We also offer a Science retake programme for those looking to achieve higher grades in GCSE Science.

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