• School: St Wilfrid's CE Academy
  • Studied: GCSE English
  • Currently studying Blackburn College’s Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing
"From minute one I have really enjoyed just how welcoming the teachers are."

Connor Sharp studied GCSE English at Blackburn College and achieved a well-earned Grade 6 in his exam. Congratulations, Connor!

Connor said: “I chose to study at Blackburn College because I knew I wanted to do a practical course, something that other Colleges in the area didn’t offer, and I could resit my GCSE English exam as well.

“The Plumbing courses at Blackburn College caught my eye straight away and when the teachers showed me around at the Open Event they really sold it to me.

“This, alongside the fact I could also do my GCSE, meant that I knew Blackburn College was the best College for me. I am very happy with receiving a Grade 6 in my English GCSE.”

He added: “From minute one I have really enjoyed just how welcoming the teachers are. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic they have done their very best to keep our studies going and ticking along.

“The tutors also provided us with great preparation for our subjects’ different exams and supported us with study tips that helped us retain important information in our heads.

“I am currently studying the College’s Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing and once I finish this course I believe I will apply for Apprenticeships in this area to head straight in to work whilst picking up more crucial qualifications.”