Schöffel, manufacturers of the finest country clothing, were delighted to sponsor for the second year 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.
The winner of the award was Outdoor Education and Adventure student Charlotte Smith, of Wootton, who passed GCSE maths in the summer of 2021.
Charlotte, completed much of her work thanks to the pioneering Artificial Intelligence teaching platform Century Tech introduced by The Bedford College Group. She answered more than 1,000 questions across a range of Foundation GCSE topics, including maths.
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.
All students at the Group are expected to have GCSE English and maths at Grade 4 or above when studying post GCSE qualifications and have the opportunity to retake their GCSEs in these subjects if they do not achieve them whilst at school.To find out more about Shuttleworth College, click here.