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GCSE achievements: Congratulations to all

Congratulations to our exceptional students on their remarkable achievements in their GCSE exams results today.

Our students unwavering commitment to academic excellence this year has been truly inspiring and has led them to tremendous success.

We are delighted with the high grades at 9 to 6 (formerly A* to B) in both English and Maths for all learner groups at Westminster Kingsway College, which is above pre-pandemic years. Equally, the same high grades for English at City and Islington College (CANDI) are above the 2018-19 academic year.

Overall, Capital City College Group (CCCG) has demonstrated improvements in the GCSE English 9 to 6 grades when compared to the 2018-19 pre-pandemic academic year.

Among this year’s high achievers were Ali Derakhty, Ali Bozan, Sabrina Merah, Fatma Onay, Caspar Knight and Noori Elham who all achieved a grade 8 in Maths, and Murat Das who attained a grade 8 in English and a 5 in Maths.

Other top performers included Joyce Kalunga who gained a 7 in English and a 5 in Maths, and Sachi Kronje, Parisa Azimivahdat and Erika Steponaviciute who all received a grade 7 in Maths and a 5 in English.

These great results serve as a testament to relentless hard work and unwavering determination. Students should feel immensely proud of their well-deserved accomplishments, and we wish them well for their next steps.

We also wish to express our profound gratitude and admiration for the exceptional dedication of our teachers, managers and support staff. Their unwavering support and expert guidance have been instrumental in crafting this transformative educational journey for our students.

The high grades achieved across both English and Maths GCSE mirrors the nurturing learning environment fostered by the CCCG community which were also recognised during our Ofsted inspection.

Kurt Hintz, Executive Principal at CCCG, said: “Congratulations to all our students for their commendable achievements in the GCSE exams. Their dedication and hard work have paid off, and the results reflect the efforts they have put into their studies.

“As our students move on to the next phase of their educational journey, we wish them every success and continued growth.”

Find out more about our English and Maths courses and apply here.

Our Chief Executive comments on today’s Levelling Up White Paper

Roy O’Shaughnessy, Chief Executive of Capital City College Group, said:

It is right that the Government wants to ‘level-up’ the UK. However, the 332 pages of the white paper and the plans announced today, have very little new policy or funding – either to support Londoners as they recover from the economic shock of COVID, or which acknowledges the vital role that further education colleges around the country must play in the Government’s re-skilling and levelling-up agenda.

While the white paper takes a place-based approach to tackling the massive task of levelling-up, it doesn’t also take into account the fact that poverty and lack of opportunity is found even in wealthy areas. Rightly, the white paper promises better schools, freeports, transport upgrades, Levelling up funds – even Project Gigabit funds – for many parts of the country, but it does not have room for Londoners who live, and learn, in some of the most deprived wards in the country.

London is home to around 2.5 million disadvantaged people and a greater proportion of its population are poor than that of any other UK region. For example, some 67 per cent of our students are in the bottom three bands of social deprivation, but not one of the 55 new Education Investment Areas will be in the capital.

Further education colleges must play a key role in supporting the levelling-up of their communities. If they are to deliver the inspirational and engaging skills training which learners need to boost their life chances and make levelling-up a reality, colleges must be able to adequately reward their staff, attract new talent into teaching, invest in IT and physical infrastructure, and innovate. But without a sustainable and longer-term funding settlement for the sector, colleges will not be able to do any of these things.

Read the full Levelling Up White Paper here.

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