BTEC students at Grantham College praised alongside those studying for A-levels

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Teaching staff at Grantham College are not only heaping praise on to A-level students, but also those who have been studying BTEC courses.

According to the college, figures show that of students funded to study A-levels, 98 per cent achieved their A-level with 17 of the 19 subjects offered having 100 per cent student achievement.

Vasiliki Ntalampira with her mother.

Vasiliki Ntalampira with her mother.

Meanwhile, those students who have been studying BTEC courses have had their results coming in since the beginning of the summer. Some have gained triple distinctions (equivalent to AAA at A-Levels) in health and social care, art and design, IT, science and travel and tourism.

College chief executive Linda Houtby said: “I would like to congratulate all of our students including those receiving A-level, BTEC and GCSE results.

“Several thousand students have achieved a qualification of some sort over the last academic year with the college. Many have gained vocational qualifications which are highly regarded by employers and higher education institutions, and increasingly we are seeing young people make a positive decision to undertake apprenticeships. The opportunity to earn whilst you learn and gain technical and employability skills are seen as a positive choice whilst still allowing part-time study at a high level.

One of the college’s many success stories is Matt Ivey, who achieved A*AA grades and will be studying physics at the University of Nottingham. He said: “College has been the best time of my life. The teaching is fantastic and I couldn’t have asked for anything better!”

Vasiliki Ntalampira achieved A*AB grades and will be studying management sciences at Loughborough University.

Darcy Munn achieved D*D*D* (triple distinction BTEC) in travel and tourism and is the best result staff have ever had.

Tiffany Zuccotti and Jemma Pinfold both who achieved a D*D*D* (triple distinction BTEC) in health and social care.