Thursday, 13 August 2015

A level results: changing lives for students


A level results day is one of our favourite days in the office at NEC. We get to see our students’ hard work pay off and bring them a step closer to their ambitions.

‘Every year I feel inspired and full of admiration by the success of our students. This year has been no exception,’ says Ros Morpeth, CEO of NEC. ‘We often say at NEC that a second chance at education can change your life and the stories we hear from students on results day give us all the evidence we need.

‘From a lone parent taking an A level to get on to a university course to become a teacher, to a young person doing their GCSEs at home because of an illness that prevents them from going to school, every single one of our students should feel proud in their achievements.’

One of our students, Grace, achieved three A* grades this year, two of those in the A Level Biology and A Level Maths courses that she took with NEC. She told us, ‘The results mean that I will almost certainly be able to study psychology in Germany as the next step on my way to becoming a psychotherapist. Competition for these places at public universities is horrific because there are no tuition fees, so I look at the money invested in the NEC courses as having hopefully saved me around 30,000 euros! Thank you so much to everyone at NEC for the support.’

Louise, NEC’s Student Services Development Manager, is our exams officer helping students to enter for their examinations. ‘Results day is an early start for me making sure I have enough time to get results out to students, respond to queries and liaise with our partnership exam centres,’ she said. ‘It’s also a day I look forward to each year. I get to know our students while they are studying with us and sometimes I think I wake up more nervous than they do!

‘This year has been particularly exciting because we have more partnership exam centres making a total of 8, with another 2 due to be on board by the next summer exam session.’

Have you received A level results today? Get in touch on Facebook, Twitter or by email to and let us know how you got on!

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