Students from Northampton College are hitting the big screen in cinemas across the town this week to promote the 'life changing' courses available to school leavers getting their GCSE results on Thursday [25th August 2016].
The blockbuster 90 second trailer is being shown in Vue at Sol Central and Cineworld in Sixfields, starring a host of students whose lives have been transformed having studied at the College.
The students are cast in the roles of 'legends' whose dreams have become reality, embarking on their dream career after studying at the award-winning College.
Students at Northampton College were celebrating grades that reached a seven-year high when they opened their A Level results today.
Picture : Christopher Griffin
More than 200 students took around 600 exams of which 98 per cent were passed at A2, an improvement of three per cent on last year. Students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate for 14 subjects including English, maths, chemistry and biology. The percentage of high grades (A*-C) was 12 per cent above the national average.
The pass rate for first year AS exams showed an even greater improvement, moving up by 12 percentage points to 87 per cent. The number of high grades achieved was nine per cent higher than the national average benchmark.
An engineering expert with experience of working with major global brands is confident of producing the workforce needed to plug a major skills gap as part of a new course at Northampton College.
Roberto Pareccini is hoping the HNC Building Services Engineering course, scheduled to start this September at Booth Lane, will prove popular with both workers and employers alike.
He has appealed to companies across Northamptonshire to encourage staff to sign up for the course on a ‘day release’ basis, giving them the opportunity to pick up new skills which they can then put into practice back in the workplace.
He said: “I am looking forward to helping add to the skills of employees across the county. I started working as an apprentice myself and worked my way through the company to the point where I was managing 15 engineers. I have been on the journey and I am keen to pass on that experience to today’s workforce.
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