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Vocational Learners Secure Top Destinations

Over 350 vocational learners have successfully completed their Level 3 Diploma courses with 54% of those studying BTECs achieving triple distinction and above grades. These contribute to the 332 students across the College holding firm university offers.

Karen Spencer, Principal of Harlow College, said: "I’m incredibly proud of our students here at Harlow College. Once again they’ve shown how hardworking and talented they are. Students have secured some of the top grades in both academic and vocational subjects. They’ve also secured some fantastic university places and Apprenticeships - they are a credit to Harlow.”

Craig Bulloch, 19

UAL Level 3 Graphic Design - Merit
Looking to go into employment as a graphic designer

“The course was really enjoyable. I’ve always wanted to be a graphic designer. I’m really interested in illustration and comic designing as well as animation. I’m looking to go straight into a job in graphic design.”

Amy Huwes, 18

UAL Level 3 Journalism - Merit
Going onto the NCTJ One Year Journalism course at Harlow College

“The course was fun. Once I’ve completed my NCTJ I aim to go to Brighton University to study Journalism and Media.”

Charlotte Young, 18

UAL Level 3 Journalism - Merit
Going onto the NCTJ One Year Journalism course at Harlow College

“After all the hard work I put into the course I’m really pleased with that result. The course was challenging at times but I’ve come out learning loads of new skills. I want to be a creative writer and will keep my options open after the NCTJ course. Uni is definitely an option.”

Rhiannon Clark, 18

UAL Level 3 Journalism - Distinction
Going onto the NCTJ One Year Journalism course at Harlow College

“The course was really, really fun and I’ve learned a lot. After my course I hope to go to university. I definitely would like a career in journalism.”

Anthony Schmidt-Ellis, 18

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science - D, D, M (Distinction, Distinction, Merit)
Applying to do an Apprenticeship

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I loved the experience it gave me and I’ve learned so much from it. It’s the first time in my life that I’ve actually enjoyed education! Once I complete my Apprenticeship I’ll be ready for a job.”

Stephen Street, 18

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science - D*, D*, D* (Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*)
Going to University of Bath to study Biochemistry

“I’ve just been working as hard as I could for the last two years to get these results. The course was very challenging but was definitely right for me, as it’s assignment, rather than exam, based. I would ideally like to study medicine.”

Lionel Lucas, 18

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science - D*, D, D (Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction)
Going to the University of Hertfordshire to study Biomedical Science

“I’m super happy with my results. I enjoyed the whole 2 years of my course, from beginning to end. I met new people and made new friends and the teacher was nice. It was a blast! I can’t wait to start university because it has such an amazing atmosphere. My goal is to work in the biomedical field at GlaxoSmithKline.”

Abdul Altajer, 18

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science - M, P, P (Merit, Pass, Pass)
Going to London Metropolitan University to study Biomedical Science

“I’m happy with the results as I still get to do what I wanted to do after College. The coursework element appealed to me and I thought it would be more beneficial when applying to university. After I graduate my ultimate goal is to become a fully qualified doctor.”

Danielle Murphy, 19

BTEC Level 3 Engineering - D*, D*, D* (Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*)
Going to the University of Southampton to study Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering

“My career path is very clear - I want to join the RAF.”

Ceile Brown, 18

UAL Level 3 Journalism - Distinction
Going onto the NCTJ One Year Journalism course at Harlow College

“I really enjoyed the course, it was way better than I expected. It wasn’t just all about sitting in class writing essays. The teachers made it really fun and interesting. I’m excited to be going onto the NCTJ as I think it’s going to be a very professional course with lots of work experience to go on our CVs. I’m hoping to go on to uni after the NCTJ and then look for a job in the industry.”

Charlotte Langham, 18

UAL Level 3 Journalism - Distinction
Going onto the NCTJ One Year Journalism course at Harlow College

“The course was awesome! I learned lots - I’m currently learning the shorthand alphabet. I’m really looking forward to the NCTJ. It’s going to be hard work but I know I can do it. After my course I’m looking into going to UAL London to study Creative Media.”

Aime Tyrrell, 18

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Law - D* (Distinction*)
Also took A Levels in Geography and English Language
Going to Canterbury Christchurch University to study Geography

“Canterbury was my first choice uni and I’m thrilled to be going there.”

Luke Riches, 18

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Law - D* (Distinction*)
Also took A Levels in Psychology and English Language
Going to University of Brighton to study Psychology

“Brighton was my first choice uni. After I graduate I want to work in the field of psychology.”

Luke Jones, 19

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Science - D, D, D (Distinction, Distinction, Distinction)
Going to London Southbank University to study Child Nursing

“I’m very happy with my results - I’ve hit my personal target. The course was good but hard work. It’s essential to put in the effort and keep up with the coursework. I went to their open day and thought their facilities were great and they really wanted me to join them. “

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