It’s official, according to recently validated data by the Department for Education, Gateway College holds the number one spot for student progress on the level three business BTEC Foundation Diploma course.
Overall, the college was placed as the ‘highest student progression in England for level three business’ based upon the outstanding achievements that learners on this course had secured during the academic year during 2017-2018, and recent validations from the Department for Education league tables. This great news has been matched not only by very positive external moderations of course assignments, marking and assessment, but also through very strong examination results in the 2018 exam season. This is something which has been repeated this academic year (2018-2019), with no student failing any examination which they have sat.
Naturally the college and the business department are overjoyed by this amazing achievement, but fundamentally, it gives the young businesspeople of Gateway the very best opportunities for higher education or individual career pathways. This is something that the department holds at its absolute core, and is part of the college wide agenda of driving outstanding achievement for all learners who subscribe to their chosen courses.
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Gateway Students Aim High At The Highcross
Gateway Sixth Form College Media, Next Gen and Art and Design students felt the thrill of screening their work to unsuspecting shoppers when their film, photography and print work went on display in an empty unit at Highcross Shopping Centre.
The one day ‘pop up’ event took place on Wednesday 26th June in the old Levis unit in the Lower West Mall, creating an exciting, interactive experience for passers-by to watch and engage with.
The work selected demonstrated the broad practical skills that students at the College have developed on the A level, level 3 and level 2 Media programmes and the NextGen Games Development course including filmed work, computer animations, magazine designs, photographic work, music production and website designs. The students were delighted to have this opportunity to share their ideas and creations with the public; first year level 3 Media student Priya Gopiani, excitedly said “I think it’s great. The course has really allowed my creativity to flow and this event has allowed other people to see what media is all about.”
During the morning the event featured drop-in sessions where members of the public, families and friends of the students, and young people interested in studying media came along to have a look at the work, speak to current students and teachers, and even play some computer games created by our current Games, Animation and VFX students! During the afternoon students’ achievements were recognised in an Award Showcase where the winners work was screened in full. A range of artwork from the Art and Design students was also exhibited.