GCSEs 2021

Published on August 12, 2021
Congratulations to the class of 2021


Students at North Hertfordshire College (NHC) celebrate another year of strong GCSE results. This year 893 NHC students sat their maths and English GCSE exam. Most of these students studied maths and English alongside their chosen vocational courses to help equip them with the skills that employers require.

This has been an extraordinary time for our students and the results reflect a combination of their hard work, teaching support and the college’s integrity of improving learning strategies.

North Hertfordshire College’s Principal Kit Davies said: “We have had another exceptional year and I cannot be prouder of our students who have seen success on today’s results day. Our students have shown resilience and determination against another year of disrupted study. Staff have worked diligently to encourage and support our students to achieve their highest potential. We are delighted with our student success this year.”

Many of the students will now have the foundation they need to progress their studies or embark on an apprenticeship or University or into a rewarding career. Among those collecting their GCSE results today were Millie Godfrey who achieved a grade 4 in maths, she said: “It’s been a real journey, I have put so much effort into this grade. I just can’t believe I have done it; it means so much to me. This qualification now opens so many doors to my future. I’m looking forward to continuing studying next year and eventually working in the care sector.”

Adult learner Sarah Bacon who attended classes alongside her daughter Jade achieved a grade 5 English, she said: “The last time I sat GCSEs was in 1995 and today I achieved a grade 5! I am beaming with delight at what I have achieved.

I have enjoyed my English classes and would highly recommend taking the leap back into college study life. I could not have achieved this without the hard work and support given by my excellent English Teacher Callum.”

Her daughter Jade Bacon achieved a grade 4 in English, said: “My experience with this course has turned out to be much more successful and enjoyable than I could have imagined. I had done my GCSEs multiple times before and never achieved what I was hoping for. I didn’t think this time would be any different.

The course has been put together in a way that suits all types of learning and that’s something that helped me to get to where I want to be. Now receiving my grades, I am ecstatic with my results and am so glad I chose North Hertfordshire College for this journey!”

Kerrie Childs achieved a grade 5 in maths and grade 6 in English, said: “When I first started my English course at North Hertfordshire College, I was very nervous, but once I began the course, I started to feel at home, the teacher was amazing and very supportive even with the hurdles of lockdown. The course was really enjoyable, and I loved every minute of it.

Opening my grades was very scary, but after seeing them, I feel so proud of myself and what I have achieved and now I will be taking the next step to start my teacher training.”

Rebecca Rutherford, Head of Maths and English at North Hertfordshire College said: “Many congratulations to our NHC students collecting their GCSE results today. I am proud of the incredible resilience and hard work they have shown throughout this year to achieve these results. It’s thanks to their hard work, and that of our talented tutors, that so many have achieved the grades they needed to progress onto their chosen next steps.”