17 August 2017
A-Level results day has arrived at Ealing Green College following a hard working year of study. The results mean a large number of our A-Level students will be attending university in September, joining several BTEC and Access students who got their results earlier in the summer.
There was excitement, laughter and a few tears of joy as our A-Level students picked up their results this morning. While some had checked their results ahead of time through UCAS, several students found out their results the traditional way by coming into College and getting an envelope.
It was also a chance for the students to say their final farewells to staff before they start their next exciting adventure.
Here are just a few of our graduates, and what they had to say:
John only arrived in the UK when he was 17, and only reached the minimum entry requirement for A-Levels. He grabbed the opportunity with both hands and now has A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. He has accepted a place at the University of Leicester to study Medical Physiology. “Biology was very difficult, so I was hoping to just get a B. I was so shocked when I saw the A, I couldn’t believe it. A-Levels were a challenge, I really had to focus. I treated it like a job making sure I did 40 hours of study a week.”
Christine Haddad & Rema Akter
Christine and Rema both passed their A-Levels, but are now taking different routes. Christine has accepted an internship at the Premier Inn, where she will earn while she learns before moving onto level four to study management. Rema on the other hand is now off to Brunel University after a challenging, hard working year.
Christine says “The work experience you get with an apprenticeship is so valuable, and I’m going to learn management skills I can take forward”.
“The result means a lot to me” adds Rema. “I really wanted to go to university and I worked very hard. I’m so happy with the results!”
With a strong interest in politics and history, Will expected to get an A in politics and a B in Law - but it ended up being the other way around. Ealing Green was his second go at A-Levels, but he found the experience much better this time. “The change of environment worked really well for me.” He explains. It was great to get to know such a wide variety of people. For Will, the extra effort has really paid off - he has accepted a place at the University of Manchester.