EIGHT Havering College students with ambitions ranging from midwifery to teaching and games development to driving buses have been presented with Curriculum Manager English and Maths GCSE Awards.
The students have been named Learners of the Term in recognition of their determination to achieve the A*-C grades at GCSE English and/or Maths.
The learners aged from 16-26 will sit the exams this year and A*-C grades will allow them to take the next steps towards their chosen careers.
Seval Fadil - Curriculum Manager Cross College GCSE English & Maths - presented £25 gift vouchers to: Maisha Siddique, 16, from Barking, who wants to become a Chemistry teacher; Dagenham residents Milan Conyhe, 18, and Eduardas Verba, 17, who have both applied to university to study Computer Science; Dinesh Jabaraj; 18, from Dagenham, whose ambition is to become a bus or tube driver; Elena Nicolae, 17, from Barking, who is aiming for a high-flying career in banking; Hayley Hagley, 26, from Romford, who hopes to progress on to a degree in Counselling; Kelly Lane, 26, from Harold Wood, who wants to be a midwife and Chloe Gale, 17, from Romford, who plans to join the army as a combat medical technician.
Chloe, who is studying GCSE English and Maths alongside a BTEC Level 2 in Public Services, holds the rank of sergeant with the Upminster Army Cadets.
Chloe said: "I want to join the British Army in a front line paramedic type role and am really motivated to get Cs or above in my GCSEs to help make that happen. College is very different to school. If there is something you don't understand the tutors do everything they can to help you. I am feeling much more confident this time around."
Seval Fadil said: "The students have been nominated for these awards by their tutors because they have been fully committed by ensuring to complete all the work that is set and have excellent attendance and punctuality. They do extra studying outside of lessons, showing they are independent learners with the desire to reach their full potential. These learners showed significant improvement since the start of the course and are role model for their peers."