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A Level Success for NCW students

New College Worcester pupils who are blind or visually impaired are celebrating their A Level results today with students who are choosing further education acquiring the grades needed to pursue their first choice of University course.

Amongst those who are off to University is Zoe – who is absolutely delighted with an A* and two As which will take her to Oxford University to study music, an achievement that her family and everyone at NCW is proud of. Zoe said “I woke up with that creeping sensation that you get on results day! I couldn’t find out from UCAS if I’d got my place but Mrs Ward rang me from school early this morning to tell me I’d got A*, A, A – which is what I needed. It all feels like a dream, but I know that now I need to get on and prepare for Uni; make sure I’ve got everything I need, talk to the Accessibility Team and think about the reading list!”

Other success stories are friends Elle and Sarah – who have both chosen to stay in Worcester and have had their places at Worcester University confirmed, both studying Health and Social Care. They have grown to love Worcester which they have got to know over the years at NCW and are thrilled they can move on together to their next challenge.

Also going to the University of their choice are Jack who will study Music at Wolverhampton, Naqib studying Psychology at Aston and Jess who is studying Creative Writing in London.

Principal of NCW, Nic Ross, is very proud of this year’s A Level cohort “I am thrilled that the students who are going to University have achieved what they need to for their first choice of University and course. They have worked really hard and have not let the challenge of their visual impairment affect their aspirations or achievements. I wish them all the very best of luck in the next part of their journey and I hope that what they have learnt at NCW stands them in good stead as they take the next step to independence”.

NCW has been a forerunner in the education of young people who are blind or visually impaired for over 150 years, offering the national curriculum alongside lessons in independent living, Braille, and access technology to ensure that those who are blind or visually impaired receive the very best education and preparation for life as adults.

Jack, Elle, Naqib, Sarah and Zoe