Schoffel, manufacturers of the finest country clothing, were delighted to sponsor an award for rural Shuttleworth College.
Lecturer in maths David Jarvis thought it would “add up” to ask the country wear company to link up with agriculture students, by sponsoring a GCSE award.
Winner of the award
The winner of the award Dion Braid-Feasey, who passed his GCSE maths in the summer of 2020 showed “determination, consistency, a positive attitude and a hard-working ethic” to become the worthy winner. Dion was awarded the premium high quality £150 Oakham fleece gilet by Schoffel in recognition of his efforts.
Dion, from Newport Pagnell, MK, said:
“I really enjoy my agriculture course here and it simply made maths easier to study in this setting.”
Students who fail English and maths GCSEs at school have to retake them if they join college. Success rates at The Bedford College Group, of which Shuttleworth College at Biggleswade is a part, are high because students can see the relevance of the subjects in the context of their vocational courses.
Apprentices must have GCSE English and maths as a base line of educational achievement.