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GCSE Results Lowest in Almost a Decade


A much anticipated day for thousands of young students across the UK, GCSE results day 2016 is overcast with an unwanted aura as examination boards declare that this years GCSE results have fallen across all subjects, giving the worst results seen in almost 10 years.

Many students have said to be left feeling disappointed as they failed to achieve the needed magic 5 requested by colleges and sixth forms.  Asking for 5 A*-C GCSE’s including core subjects such as Maths and English it has been reported that many will resit their exams over the next two years.  Further education establishments consider a good grade as a ‘C’, however only 66.9% students have managed to achieve this.  Meanwhile the number of students being awarded a grade A or above is at its lowest since 2007.

Why have we seen such a dramatic drop? Teachers across the UK believe this change is a result of the Governments English Baccalaureate, which measures school’s performance based on students’ achievements in core subjects such as English, Maths, Science, History and Geography.  Whilst a growing number of students which to pursue a career in the creative and technology sectors, they are being encouraged to study more traditional subjects even if they could achieve a higher grade elsewhere.

For students wishing to take a vocational path as apposed to a traditional academic one, apprenticeships are a fantastic step to take after finishing both secondary school and college.  Providing a hands on and practical learning experience, apprentices have the ability to gain insight into their chosen sector and role whilst continuing to grow and knowledge and skills.

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Education Manager Esme, at Woodgreen Library GCSE results day service.

At Fashion Enter’s Fashion Technology Academy we offer numerous apprenticeship opportunities, which we have been advertising today (25/08) at Woodgreen’s GCSE service,  for students wishing to progress in the textiles, fashion, production and manufacturing industries.  At present our latest vacancies include:

               Production Office Assistant – Fashion Enter

               Garment Technology and Quality Control Assistant – People Tree

               Design Apprentice – Moseley Road

               Garment Technology Apprentice – N16 Vintage

               Buying and Merchandising Apprentice – N16 Vintage

               Design Assistant – N16 Vintage.

Becoming extremely popular with many, there has been a rise in those seeking to complete an apprenticeship.  Most recently, June Sarpong MBE hand picked 5 new apprenticeships to work alongside her on her new brand Ldny in collaboration with Fashion Enter.  Additionally, having successfully completed two courses with the Stitching Academy, Marquel was chosen to complete an apprenticeship with Strictly Come Dancing.

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“I love to learn skills as I’m working… I have the ability to show my passion whilst continuing to develop.” He says on his role.

Razina, our Pattern Room Assistant chose to complete an apprentice upon finishing her A-levels instead of going to university.

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“In the time I have been doing my apprenticeship I have already learnt a lot about the fashion industry and is the reason I chose to do an apprenticeship rather than going to university.”

If you are interested in completing an apprenticeship and want to find out more contact: education@fashion-enter.com

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