From the first moment he stepped onto the campus, Ross Hamilton knew his time at Telford College was going to be something special.
Now, having achieved the A level grades needed to study a Biochemistry BSc degree at the University of Birmingham, he wants other young people to see what Telford College has to offer.
During his first twilight taster session, he got chance to be part of a real lesson and take a tour of the campus. He said: “It was a really good experience at my college taster; it helped me realise I’d made the right decision.”
When he then came from Ercall Wood School to study biology, chemistry and maths at A level, he said, “the college helped prepare me because you get more independence and the tutors guide your work, and it’s the same at university.”
Ross became a member of the student council and said he loved how it gave him an insight into the workings of the college and an opportunity to put forward suggestions on how to improve the student experience.
To anyone thinking about studying A levels at Telford College, he said: “I’d recommend it, it’s not like school, it’s more grown up and you get independence to grow as a person.”
A level maths tutor Stuart Gregory said: “Ross was a highly valued member of his maths class. He put a huge amount of effort into all of his work. He always strived to get the best grades in his assignments and exams.”
If you are a secondary school student from across Shropshire, we want you to join us for a sneak-preview of our further education opportunities in our ‘Twilight Tasters’ next week!
We are holding four days of activities from 19-22 November, for students in years 8, 9, 10 and 11 to have a bite-sized preview of a course of your choice.
Our principal Graham Guest said: “Our Twilight Tasters are an ideal opportunity. We have a full range of A level, vocational, degree level and apprenticeship programmes on offer, and you can try a different course each evening. It’s a perfect chance to meet our helpful, friendly and experienced staff, and take part in a mini-lesson where you may meet some of your future classmates. If you like what you see, you will be able to apply there and then, securing a conditional offer for September 2019.”