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Sport Grades Show Distinction

Posted on 12th July 2018

Picture shows students who were awarded Triple Distinction Stars: L-R Back row: Andy Douthwaite, Head of PE, Ellie Baxter (ex Whitecross High School), Jake Colley-Davies (ex Weobley High School), Fred Newton (ex Lady Hawkin’s High School), Kyle Panniers (ex Whitecross High School), Ryan Trattell (ex Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School), Abi Gwilliam (ex Lacon Childe School) and Peter Cooper, Principal L-R Front row: Gabby James (ex Queen Elizabeth High School), Rian Smith (ex Aylestone School), Molly Heathcote (ex St Mary’s RC High School), Anwen Roberts (ex Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw) and Liv Hughes (ex Ludlow CE School)

Many of our students are anxiously awaiting their A Level results, which will be published on Thursday, 16th August. However, our BTEC Extended Diploma Sport & Exercise Science students have already received their qualifications. They have performed exceptionally well this year with excellent results across the board.

The BTEC Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels and Hereford Sixth Form College is the largest centre for this qualification in the area. Many students go on to leading universities offering sports-related courses.

Molly Heathcote, an ex St Mary’s RC High School pupil, was delighted to be awarded triple Distinction stars and said, “The course was a good balance of practical and theory. The teachers were really helpful and committed to helping us get our best grades.” In September, she will be off to Cardiff Metropolitan University to study the BSc(Hons) Sport & Physical Education.

Anwen Roberts, an ex Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw pupil, was also awarded triple Distinction stars. Anwen said, “This course has prepared me so well for university with all the research we had to do. I really learnt a lot.” Anwen is also going on to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University on their BSc(Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage.

Andy Douthwaite, Head of PE said, “The Sport and Exercise Science programme provides a sound foundation for our students to progress into either higher education, employment or apprenticeships. Records show that learners who complete with good grades from HSFC will be successful in their chosen career pathway and I have no reason to see why this will not be the case for this group. They have worked exceptionally hard and we wish them the success they deserve."