A former Marketing Manager for Aston Villa Football Club is on her way to kick-off a career in medicine, after passing her Science GCSEs with flying colours.
Julie Edge achieved the highest grade in Biology and Physics in her class, and walked away with a grade 7.
“I’m really pleased with my results. I haven’t taken an exam in 20 years and didn’t think I’d get a grade 7. I’m incredibly thankful to the tutors, who have been of very supportive throughout the course.”
Julie was made redundant from her job at the local football club and decided to change careers.
“I felt it was the time to do something I believed in, so I decided to make a career change into medicine.
Due to family issues, I was unable to sit my Science GCSE exams at school, so I needed to retake them in order to pursue the career I wanted.
Now that I have my results, I plan to take my Chemistry GCSE next year and will undertake my A-levels with the view of studying for a medical degree.”
Students who have passed their Science GCSE exams can take a ‘career-defining’ step towards a lucrative career in the subject, by on one of the College’s vocational courses.
The College offers a Level 3 BTEC in Applied Science, as well as Advanced Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Services and Dental Nursing.
New to its Science curriculum, the College is now offering new students the opportunity to study an A-level Biology with the Level 3 BTEC.
Launching in September, the course aims to develop students’ understanding of science through both academic and practical study.
Careers open to students through this course includes Paramedic Science, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Biomedical Science, Micro Biology, Pharmacy and Veterinary nursing Science.