Students across both our campuses have celebrated success in their GCSE results securing grades that have opened doors to employment and university courses.
The dedicated students secured crucial maths and English GCSEs – at grade 4 and above – to ensure they can progress to the next stage of their education or careers.
We spoke to them to get their reaction and to find out what it means for their futures.
Well done to Jody Wall, who has achieved a grade 5 in Maths. After 10 years of resits and exams, Jody is now able to celebrate his elusive GCSE with a beer! He said he is relieved to have finally been able to pass his Maths and he hopes his qualification can now propel him to a career in mechanical fitting. Good luck, Jody!
James Talbot was relieved and over the moon to have achieved the equivalent of an A in English Language. James praised his great tutors saying they were very helpful. He is now enrolling on the Access to HE course and he hopes to progress onto a career in counselling.
Congratulations to Elliot Viceroy, who achieved a grade 5 in English. Elliot thanked his great tutors who made the course easy to understand and straightforward. After achieving his GCSE, he now wants to progress to a career in the armed forces as a dog handler.
Denis Trifan has achieved a grade 4 in English and Maths. Denis, who speaks English as a third language, hopes to progress on to higher level study in future. Denis will return to Channelside next month to study Media. We’re very proud of you Denis!
Natalie Plinston was thrilled to receive a grade 4 in GCSE Maths.
She said: “I want to retrain as a children’s nurse at University of Cumbria and I needed my GCSE Maths. It’s been a tough year so this means a lot to me. I’m really chuffed.”
We’re chuffed for you too, Natalie!
Campbell Mitchinson was keen to thank his tutors after achieving a grade 6 in GCSE English and grade 5 in GCSE Maths.
He said: “I’m ecstatic, I can’t believe it! Coming to Furness College has given me confidence and direction. I want to continue studying in future so my grades will help with that. I’m so relieved!”
Campbell is now heading to BAE Systems to take on an apprenticeship in welding.
Health and Social Care student Tilly Kenny is “really proud” after achieving her grade 4 in Maths.
She added: “I want to go to uni to study nursing so this grade will help me to get there.”
Ethan Woods is over the moon after gaining a grade 4 in GCSE Maths.
He said: “I was terrified this morning and I feel all emotional now. I’ve completed my Level 3 in Public Services at Channelside, so this means I have the grades to become an Officer in the Royal Marines now.”
Good luck in your future career Ethan!
Logan Kaighan is now planning to join his friends at BAE Systems after gaining a grade 4 in GCSE Maths.
He said: “I was nervous this morning, but I knew I’d done ok. I’m excited to start my career in welding at BAE Systems.”
Bailey Gill was celebrating his grade 4 in GCSE English.
He said: “I’m so happy that I passed. My family will be delighted.” Congratulations, Bailey!
Catherine Gorry-Edwards celebrated a grade 4 in GCSE English with Head of Maths and English Hilary Johns.
She said: “I’m a nursery nurse but I’m hoping this qualification will help with my career progression. I can’t wait to tell my parents!”
Well done for all your hard work Catherine!
Charlie Gibbons-Rossall has achieved a grade 5 in her GCSE English, securing her a place at University of Cumbria to study Children’s Nursing.
She said: “I needed my GCSE English for my course so it feels great! It’s been a stressful few years so I’m ready to celebrate now.”
Good luck for your future Charlie!
Tyler Griffiths has achieved grade 4 in his GCSE English.
He said: “I’m over the moon! I’m planning to go for a drink to celebrate.”
Enjoy your celebrations, Tyler!
Congratulations to Health and Social Care student Rebecca Crowther who has got grade 4 in both her GCSE Maths and English.
She said: “It’s such a relief, I’ve waited so long! I want to go to uni to study to be a midwife, so these grades will help me to get there.”
Liam Chamberlain has achieved a grade 5 in his GCSE English.
He said: “I feel great! I thought I was seeing things as I thought I’d get a grade 4.”
Liam will now go on to study a Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT at Channelside.
Well done, Liam!
“It feels brilliant to get my grade 4, it means that my effort hasn’t gone to waste.
“Having this qualification opens up more job prospects and opportunities for me.
“I currently work for my family business but I’d like to apply to BAE Systems in future.”
Eleanor Lowther was thrilled after passing her maths GCSE which now enables her to go onto university. She was full of praise for the tutors saying they were helpful and found the course enjoyable Eleanor is enrolling on the Business and Marketing Management course at Northumbria University. Good luck!
Ella Perry arrived at our Sixth Form Campus to receive her GCSE results this morning. Currently, she is working for Next as a shoe designer but she is hoping for the right grades to progress her career further. Good luck Ella!
Abigail Buchanan was ecstatic to find she had achieved a grade 6 in GCSE English Language this morning and is going on to study a degree in British Sign Language and Deaf Studies, after also achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care last Thursday and the Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science.
Maisie Atkinson was overjoyed to receive her GCSE English grade 4 this morning from Barrow Sixth Form College – Maisie also received a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care last Thursday and will be progressing onto a Foundation degree in Early Years at our Channelside campus in September.
It is great to see so many success stories from GCSE results day. They all set a great example that it is never too late to achieve your grades.