Home Education

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) is highlighting the GCSE success of its home-educated students. Young people who received their results last week included those who studied as part of a group who elect to be educated at home.

More than 30 students were awarded grades in maths and English based on the higher of their tutor’s predicted grade or the exam boards’ calculated grade. In line with the national picture, calculations were based on a blend of college predictions, historical results, and national data.

NWSLC provides support for students in Years 10 and 11 from a variety of backgrounds who elect to be home educated. Some students have never attended mainstream schools while others have left the school system. This year, the college supported nearly 60 home-educated students and more than 30 were awarded grades for GCSE English language and maths. Around 20 students are now progressing into further education programmes with NWSLC.

Notable successes include Dacey Matthews who joined the programme in Year 10. Over the last two years, Dacey has grown in confidence and improved her skills while also developing strong friendships with other students. Dacey completed work experience within the college’s nursery and the staff were so impressed that they have offered Dacey the opportunity to continue working there as part of her study programme. Having been awarded grade 5s for both English and maths GCSEs, Dacey will now be progressing to study childcare at the college’s Wigston Campus.

Sophie Fabris was awarded a grade 9 for her GCSE in English. A hardworking and ambitious student with a passion for creative writing and a clear goal for the next steps of her education. Sophie’s hard work and determination has enabled her to successfully gain a place at Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College (WQE) to study for A Levels.

Also home-educated, Kaya Plant was awarded a grade 7 for GCSE English and plans to study English literature at A Level and then train as an English teacher. Kaya’s love of critical reading and analysis has motivated her throughout her time at college.

Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of NWSLC said, “We are very proud of our home-educated students who have derived enormous benefit from being supported to study for GCSEs in maths and English through the college. Their studies have been considerably disrupted this year and we congratulate them on maintaining a strong focus on their work and achieving so well.”

Anyone who has not yet applied for a college course can still apply online. Advice and guidance teams will be available for anyone who is not sure about their next steps after they have received their GCSE results. You can talk to the team live via the college website or call 0330 058 3000 to speak to an advisor.