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A wealth of post-GCSE options at Belfast Met

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Today hundreds of GCSE students nervously flocked through the doors of Belfast Met’s state of the art Titanic Quarter campus to get their GCSE results in tandem with over 30,000 young people at other colleges and schools in Northern Ireland.

Belfast Met’s Director of Curriculum, Dr Jonathan Heggarty, had advice for those receiving results today:

“Well done to all of those who have completed their GCSEs and received their results today. This is an exciting time for learners who have a range of options of what they will do next. Whether they achieved their expected GCSE grades or not it is important not to panic and to remember there is a wealth of different types of courses at different levels and in different subjects available at Belfast Met. These include training programmes, apprenticeships, Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas, A Levels as well as many other full time and part time programmes. Enrolment is open for those who would like to apply to our courses and our post-GCSE Full Time clearing day is next Wednesday and our Part Time Open Day next Thursday. At these events, applicants can meet with tutors and careers advisers to find out more information. Our website is also updated on a daily basis with information. 

“Colleges provide a wide range of courses covering areas as diverse as culinary arts to Computing. At Belfast Met we have a focus on progression – meaning that students can start on a course at Level one or two and progress up to Foundation Degree level and beyond in an inclusive, flexible and welcoming environment. Our curriculum is an economically relevant one that is closely aligned with employers and industry so that we offer courses that will give students the best chance of obtaining work when they leave us. Belfast Met is proud to say that 9 out of 10 of our students would recommend the college to a member of their family, friend or peer and that we provide a safe, secure and supportive learning environment.”

Here’s what some of the students receiving results at the college today had to say: 

Leah McCartney from Carrick said: “In some of my subjects I didn’t do that well but I got two Bs in art and Design which I am delighted about and looking forward to studying for the A Level Art in September here at Belfast Met.”

Kirsty Rigby from Carrick said: “I got two Cs and five Ds. I didn’t get enough grades to get into the Health and Social Care course I wanted to get onto but I am able to the level two next year at Belfast Met then A Levels afterwards, so I still have options.”

Alex Sloan (17) from Carrick said: “I passed my BTEC Level 2 in Business am now going to enrol on Level 3. I have had such a good experience here at Belfast Met – the work is challenging but the tutors have been so supportive and I have made a lot of great friends.”

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