Bury College recently held a Positive Futures English and Maths awards ceremony for those who have successfully undertaken their GCSE English and Maths resits. 

Students who have worked hard and shown commitment to their studies received a certificate and an Amazon voucher. Everyone celebrated a successful year with pizza and snacks.

The ceremony was introduced by Jon McGowan, Head of Curriculum for English and Maths, and hosted by Harry Charles, a Performing Arts student.

Jon said: “It was a nice way to conclude the academic year, for students and staff alike. The students have worked really hard, and there have been some significant improvements in their confidence and grades.”

Connor Halcrow, 16, was one of the students to recently sit a GCSE English exam. He achieved a grade 2 over the six years he was at high school, but within four months at Bury College was achieving around a grade 6. He said: “Thank you Bury College for making studying for an exam so enjoyable.”

Amanda Kelly, 17, was another student praised for their resilience throughout the year. Her tutor, Helen Chandler, said: “Amanda has shown incredible determination and commitment to her maths studies this year, including coming in every week on a Monday when she had no other lessons to attend extra maths classes.”

During the year, the classes were joined by a group of students from Ukraine. Jon spoke about how they managed to move to a new country and complete their GCSEs in a relatively short period. The students have shown great resilience and settled straight into college life.

A huge well done to all students who have undertaken their English and Maths resits this year. For more information on how we can help you with your English and Maths, click here: https://burycollege.ac.uk/full-time/student-support/english-and-maths