Buxton and Leek College has been shortlisted for awards which recognise the best in further education

Buxton and Leek College is among those shortlisted at the 2020 Tes FE Awards which recognise the most outstanding individuals and institutions that the further education sector has to offer.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 12:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 11:05 am
Buxton and Leek College has been shortlisted at the Tes FE School Awards 2020
Buxton and Leek College has been shortlisted at the Tes FE School Awards 2020

Buxton and Leek College, which has a campus in Devonshire Road, Buxton, has been shortlisted for the Outstanding GCSE re-sits provision award, which is a new award for 2020.

Alison Ivins, curriculum leader for English and maths at Buxton and Leek College said: “We are so proud of our team here at Buxton and Leek College, and all of our students that have achieved with us in their GCSE retake examinations over the years. We have worked tirelessly to build success in our English and maths department, and to secure a better future for our students.

“The nature of GCSE resit provision is widely accepted as one of the toughest areas of education, and at Buxton and Leek College, we have had great success in turning this initial GCSE failure around for students, and helping them to achieve the potential that they didn’t manage at school.

“Perseverance, pure determination and a passion for doing everything we can for our students has got us here today.

“We ‘share the love’ of English and maths as far as we can, and we are humbled to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious TES Award for the work that we do, and recognised as having ‘Outstanding GCSE English and maths resit provision.”

Tes FE Editor, Stephen Exley, said: “Excellent practice exists right across the further education sector, and those shortlisted for the Tes FE Awards are the cream of the crop. Our judges were extremely impressed with the calibre of entries. To be shortlisted is an extraordinary achievement."

The winners will be revealed on Friday, March 20.

For the third consecutive year, Buxton and Leek College exceeded the national position in GCSE English and maths examinations, performing at 5.45 per cent above the national average in GCSE English and 12.9 per cent above the average achievement in maths.

Buxton and Leek College offers a range of full time programmes and apprenticeships for school leavers, as well as adult education and GCSEs.