Warrington Collegiate is celebrating success after 100 percent of its ‘Access to Higher Education’ students studying social work and humanities, have beaten the odds to gain places at some of the country’s most prestigious universities.
The percentage of Access students progressing to university varies greatly across the country, the average being approximately 70%. Students studying Access courses make up approximately 5% of the total number of students going to university making this a big achievement for students who return to learning after a break.
Gerri Capper, lecturer for Access to Higher Education in social work is proud and delighted with her students’ success, “Our Access students have had a very strong showing this year and I look forward to seeing them succeed in their chosen careers. This shows that educational opportunities exist for people at any age. These students are living proof that it’s never too late to make a change and follow a new career path. Not only are they an inspiration to themselves and their families but they are also an inspiration to us as lecturers as well.”