Five Albany Academy students have been successful in gaining a place on Wigan and Leigh College’s Professional Honours Programme. This is on condition of them obtaining the required GCSE results.
The A-Level programme is a unique and is designed in response to the findings of some of the UK’s leading universities and businesses. Collectively, they have identified the need for students to be equipped with both the academic knowledge and practical skills to succeed. Selection for this programme requires candidates to achieve a high pass grade in a university entry style aptitude test and to complete two admission interviews.
Anne Dawe, from Wigan and Leigh College, said, “The A-Level Professional Honours Programme allows students to study four A-Level subjects alongside professional qualifications and work experience. This combination of qualifications and work related skills enables students to secure places at their chosen universities or with prestigious employers on higher apprenticeships.”
Albany students have had places accepted on Applied Medical and Health Professional courses and will be able to study and gain experience in subjects that lead in to a career in the health industry. Maria Babu, who has been accepted on to the Health Professional Honours Programme, said, “I am really pleased to be accepted on to this course. This will provides me with the platform to be successful during my GCSE exams.”
Rohit Saha, who hopes that his successful application to the Applied Medical Honours course will be the first steps towards his ambition to become a Doctor, added, “I am really pleased! We had to do a test on the computer and be interviewed but I found them both ok. I hope now to perform well in my GCSE’s and look forward to potentially starting the course in September.”
Peter Mayland, Headteacher at Albany Academy said, “Our students receive excellent advice and guidance from our staff and the many colleges which we work with. I’m both impressed that Maria, Rohit, Amir, Jack and Dylan have been accepted on this course and delighted for them that they are embarking on a career in the health service.”