Suffolk: Results day is imminent

THOUSANDS of students across Suffolk and north Essex have been preparing themselves for results day, with A Level results published on Thursday, August 16 while GCSE students will collect their results on Thursday, August 23.

With so much resting on those results, it will be a nervous day for the students who have put in years of hard work and study. We will be visiting colleges and schools around the country to share success stories and discover what path students will be taking next.

If you are a student with a story to include in our round up or a proud parent with photos to share, log on to and tell us your results stories.

West Suffolk College is a rural further education college with its main campus located in Out Risbygate while the Construction and Building Services provision is based at the Milburn Centre in Anglian Lane. In addition to this, the college serves the rural community through Learning Centres in Haverhill, Ipswich, Mildenhall, Stowmarket and Sudbury.

West Suffolk College has over 18,000 students; 2,450 of which are full-time students, nearly 7,000 part-time students and 900 apprentices. The college works with all local upper schools and has 804 School Link students who come to the college. They are also a member of University Campus Suffolk and provide full and part-time degree courses for around 770 students.

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At West Suffolk College, they pride themselves on their students’ progression. Last year, 45% of students went on to Higher Education while 33% went directly into employment.

West Suffolk College boasts state of the art facilities.

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Their workshops for engineering and construction, media production suite and music studios are all purpose-built to industry standard while the art rooms have provision for both traditional methods and cutting-edge design technology.

Students in hairdressing, beauty and hospitality learn in real-life environments, providing services to paying members of the public.

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