Talented teenagers are bound for Birmingham

Published: September 3, 2018

Four talented teenagers are heading off to study a diverse range of courses at universities in Birmingham after graduating in style from Telford College.

Molly Coulson, Jordan Hornby, Ross Hamilton and Zafrana Parveen all achieved the A Level grades they needed to secure their places.

The moment when Molly Coulson discovered her grades | Bound for Birmingham | Telford College

The moment when Molly Coulson discovered her grades | Bound for Birmingham | Telford College

Molly, from Wellington, was all smiles when she achieved two A* and two A grades in her A Levels, to clinch her place on a physics degree course at University of Birmingham.

The former Charlton School student said: “I’m shocked at how well I did in my A Levels, but I’m so happy with what I’ve achieved in my time at Telford College.

“I’ve really liked the relaxed environment. I always felt like I could go and ask teachers any questions, and go and see them outside lessons, and the really good friends I have made here really helped me.”

Ross Hamilton, former Ercall Wood student | Bound for Birmingham | Telford College

Ross Hamilton, former Ercall Wood student | Bound for Birmingham | Telford College

Ross Hamilton, a former Ercall Wood School student, is off to read biochemistry at University of Birmingham after getting an A and two B grades in his A levels.

“I thought Telford College was a great experience; I learned a lot about myself, and about what I wanted to do in the future,” he said. “It has really helped me. There are a lot of supportive people, I made lots of friends, and it’s good environment.”

Jordan Hornby, from Newport, talks to the TV cameras about his plans | Bound for Birmingham | Telford College

Jordan Hornby, from Newport, talks to the TV cameras about his plans | Bound for Birmingham | Telford College

Jordan, from Newport, is a former student of the town’s Burton Borough School, who studied business, psychology and geography at Telford College.

He said: “At the start of the year I wasn’t sure I was going to be looking to go to university, but I’m really chuffed to have achieved the grades to study business management at Birmingham City University.

“Telford College has helped me to be a better person – it’s a good place to study, which motivates you to keep your head high and do the best you can. I want to say a massive thanks to the teachers for the support they have given me.”

Zafrana Parveen, off to study sociology with criminology | Bound for Birmingham | Telford College

Zafrana Parveen, off to study sociology with criminology | Bound for Birmingham | Telford College

And Zafrana, from Hadley, is off to study sociology with criminology at Birmingham City University. The former Holy Trinity Academy student said: “I’ve really grown as a person during my time at Telford College.

“It’s boosted my confidence, helped me to make a lot of new friends, and the teachers always push you to your best possible grades. It is very good to get the opportunity to be more independent, and has prepared me well for the next step.”

Enrolment on 2018/19 courses is now open at Telford College until September 7, with expert advice available at the college’s Haybridge campus. More details are available at www.defineyourfuture.co.uk.