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This student also studied the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services which is no longer available at Reigate College.

What made you choose Reigate College?

I liked the community atmosphere and the teachers seemed really supportive. I also wanted to study BTECs as I’m more suited to practical subjects with coursework, rather than pure exams. 

How is College different from school?

I didn’t do very well at my GCSEs, but coming to College has given me a fresh start and a chance to turn things around. I’m on the Intermediate Programme studying Business, Sport and Public Services Awards at Level 2, which are the equivalent of GCSEs. I also re-took my English GCSE and passed with a C (new Grade 4). Having the extra support in a mature college environment has really helped. 

Have you been involved with any activities outside lessons?

I’m in the Men’s First team for Football. We won the Surrey College Cup and also came second in the league. I really enjoy being part of a team. 

What are your plans for the future?

I want to stay at Reigate and study on the Advanced Programme and I’m looking at different BTEC options. Afterwards, I’d really like to go to university and study Sport and Business. 

Zak, 2017

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