Buxton college shortlisted for top award

Buxton and Leek College has been shortlisted for a top award for their success in helping students succeed in their maths and English GCSE resits. 

It is the second year in a row that the College has been shortlisted for the Tes Further Education Awards that recognise the most outstanding individuals and institutions that the further education sector has to offer.  

The College’s resit provision has helped students achieve GCSE qualifications that they were not able to achieve previously at school. 

Alison Ivins, Curriculum Leader for Maths & English, said: “To have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award again is an incredible honour.  

“We don’t focus on examinations; we focus on the student as an individual. We tackle the fundamental barriers that learners need to overcome in English and maths. 

“Our passionate teachers use diverse and innovative methods to build their knowledge and understanding, alongside their confidence, and our curriculum has never been limited to exam specifications.” 

Tes Head of FE, Julia Belgutay, said: “Further education providers have excelled in what has been a truly challenging year, and the amazing individuals, teams and institutions on our Tes FE Awards shortlist showcase that.  

“Our judges were highly impressed with the calibre of entries, and I want to congratulate everyone who has made the shortlist – it is a brilliant achievement.” 

The virtual awards ceremony will take place on 28th May 2021. 

As well as GCSE resits for school leavers, Buxton & Leek College also provides maths and English GCSE and functional skills qualifications for adults.  

To find our more, visit blc.ac.uk/adults/maths-english/ or call 0800 074 0099. 

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