New LSFC students reflect on start of college life
By Paul Fielding on 07/12/2017
The latest cohort of students at Lytham Sixth Form College say they are loving life at the South Fylde campus.
The new Year 12 students are two months into their programmes studying a variety of subjects at the Church Road College, and feel they are already learning valuable skills which will lead to rewarding careers.
Business student Jamie Van Wyk, 16, from St Annes, (pictured, right) said:
“It’s perfect here. The level of teaching is excellent and I’m hoping to get a university scholarship to study a degree in business in two years.”
Josh Matthias, 16, from Lytham, who is studying Public Services at Lytham Sixth Form College, added:
“I want to be a police officer - in armed response. My tutor here used to be in the police force so you couldn’t find a better person to learn from.”
Childcare student Maggie McAlea, 16, from St Annes, said:
“I’m really happy to be here. I want to go to university to study to be a primary school teacher or work in social care.
“I love the small class sizes and one-on-one teaching here. We also get out of the classroom for trips relating to your course and are supported in doing lots of work experience.”
The ambitious students are looking forward to two years of hard work on their BTEC programmes before taking the opportunity to move into higher education or employment in a rewarding career.
Matthew Barr, Associate Head at Lytham Sixth Form, said students were already settling into life at college, having come from schools across the Fylde coast and beyond. He added:
“We’re really pleased that students here at Lytham Sixth Form College have had such a positive experience.
“We always ensure our programmes provide practical experience of industry, as well as the academic rigour which sees students accepted into the best universities.
“We have the benefit of being Blackpool and The Fylde College’s specific sixth form centre and, as the biggest provider of post-16 education in South Fylde, are able to offer our students the opportunity to access Ofsted outstanding teaching and learning in first class facilities."