Science student Liam O’Connell-Perks
After his GCSEs 17-year-old Liam O’Connell-Perks enquired about doing A Level biology at the college as it wasn’t offered by his school. At his interview the tutor advised that as he already had BTEC qualifications in engineering and sport that a BTEC Level 3 in applied science would be more appropriate for him.
Liam said: “Level 3 is more detailed than GCSE and covers biology, chemistry and physics which will give me a more rounded qualification than just focusing on one subject – I’m really enjoying the course and glad I chose to go down the BTec route.
“College is a far better option than school as it helps you to grow up as well as learn and, whereas school gives you all the information you need, tutors here encourage you to do your own research to learn more about the subject and improve your knowledge, understanding and grades.
“Before I came to college I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in the future but my tutor has identified my strengths in research and I’ve decided that I want to go to university to study molecular biology and become a research scientist.”