GCSE Case StudiesPosted: 13th August 2021
A business-focused sixth form is welcoming its next cohort of students after helping them to secure a bumper crop of GCSE results.
Our school offers students in Year 10 and above the opportunity to study unique STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, including 3D design and engineering and works closely with industry to prepare young people for the world of work.
Among them was George Dilworth-Wild, from Harlow, who collected seven grade 9, two grade 8 and one grade 7.
He will stay on at the school’s sixth form to study further maths, physics, chemistry and computer science, with hopes of forging a career in forensic science.
He said: “I have put in a lot of effort, so I feel pretty good about my results. My teachers have provided me with more challenging work when I needed it, so I could really push myself. I have appreciated that.
“I have always been interested in science and maths, so a school specialising in STEM seemed a useful option for me. I have enjoyed studying astronomy, 3D design and engineering during my time at BMAT STEM. I have also had the opportunity to do work experience with companies such as Gratnells and Morgan Sindall which showed me what different jobs are like and to see them in action.
“I am looking forward to studying at the next level.”
When Theresa Benhard arrived in England from Italy in 2019, despite an initial language barrier, she picked up five grade 5 and one grade 4 and is looking forward to studying double applied science and 3D design at the sixth form.
She said: “I like the subjects taught at BMAT STEM and I like the way the teachers teach. They are also really kind. I like everything about the school.
“The teachers have always checked I have understood and explained things again when I have needed them to. When I arrived in England, I did not think I would be able to achieve these grades. I was shy and did not know the language, so I was afraid. But, I made friends and they have helped me.
“I am staying for the sixth form as I think I can get a good future with these subjects and teachers.”
Mariyam Akhter will study applied science and 3D design at the sixth form after collecting two grade 5 and five grade 4 in her GCSEs.
Having only arrived in the UK from Italy in 2019, the school has helped her to consider what her future career options are.
Mariyam, who lives in Harlow, said: “I have taken 3D design as I am interested in architecture and science because I am interested in medicine.
“My teachers have been really good at helping me to choose a career. We have had lots of companies come in to school, so I have also been able to look at different ideas with them.
“This is a really good school. It has become my comfort zone.”