Emma is on her way to Oxford

August 26 2016

A student at City of Bristol College is set to go to University of Oxford to study English Language and Literature having achieved outstanding results in her A Level studies.

Emma

A student at City of Bristol College is set to go to University of Oxford to study English Language and Literature having achieved outstanding results in her A Level studies. 

Having suffered from anorexia since the age of 12 and received hospital education for a number of years, in September 2013 Emma Wherrett was finally well enough to join her peers at City of Bristol College. Despite initial low confidence and self-belief, Emma came on in leaps and bounds and managed to achieve four GCSEs and one AS in her first year of study. 

Following her initial success, Emma felt encouraged to continue her studies towards A Levels in History, English Literature, English Language and Film Studies. Having just received A grades in these subjects, Emma will soon be packing to go and study English Language and Literature at University of Oxford. 

Collecting her A Level results was a significant moment for Emma. She said: “My experience at City of Bristol College has been fantastic. The quality of teaching has been great and I received lots of encouragement and emotional support. I’ve achieved beyond my imagination but I wouldn’t be where I am now without the help the College provided.”

“My parents are really proud of me. To all of us this is more than getting a qualification; getting my results signifies how far I’ve come. My A Levels have helped me overcome something that had taken hold of my life. It’s helped me finally give life a go and, for the first time, I’m excited about the future.” 

This year, City of Bristol College has achieved an overall pass rate of 98% on A2 Level subjects, a 4% increase in comparison to last year. In addition, College students achieved a 100% pass rate in 16 out of 20 subjects, including:  Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, Further Mathematics, Government and Politics, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physics, Psychology and Religious Studies.