"Hundreds of students" have signed up to Oaklands College's post-16 enrolment programme, following GCSE results day.

Teenagers across the country received their exam results on Thursday, August 24, and will now be looking to continue their education in A-levels, T-levels, BTECs and apprenticeships.

Oaklands College has now launched its Post-16 Enrolment Programme, for courses on both its St Albans and Welwyn Garden City campuses.


Andrew Slade, the college's principal and chief executive officer, said:  "It's been an exciting and busy day here at the college enrolling students from the St Albans, Welwyn Garden City and wider areas, who are looking to start their studies with us from September.

"From ESOL to A-levels, T Levels, Degrees and BTECs, we have more than 300 courses to cover all key subjects and industries for all ages of learners.

"Alongside signing up to our courses, students who are keen to keep up their sporting activities to a high level have been joining our Dual Sports and Career Academy programmes that provide a full-time sport and education programme for players who aspire to play at the highest level, but also want to commit to an academic programme of study or work-related training programme.


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"Our Oaklands Wolves academies offer the best training in football, rugby, athletics, basketball, hockey, cycling, karate, multi-sports and netball for students keen to continue to compete at a high level."

On Thursday, August 17, Oaklands students received their BTEC and A-level results.

Niyi Thompson obtained a Distinction star and two Distinctions in Level 3 Business and Finance and intends to go to Loughborough University.

Sophie Dionissiou and Charlotte Swan met whilst playing for Tottenham Hotspur's under-16s team.

They both achieved a distinction and two merits in Sport and Exercise Science L3.

Sophie said: “I’ve been able to play football as well as getting my grades.

"Now I’m planning to have a gap year and go to the US”.

Sophie currently plays for Watford Under-23s, whilst Charlotte plans to go to Chichester University to study to become a PE teacher.

Further information can be found on the Oaklands College website.