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What Our Students Say About Us  (2015/2016)

Yueh-Hsun

Department: A Level

Currently studying: A Level Technology and Engineering Pathway (Computing, Mathematics and Physics)

I applied to John Ruskin College because I had a good experience in KS4 last year and there are a lot of activities that I can do.

Previous School: John Ruskin College (Key Stage 4)

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Prospera

Department: A Level

Currently studying: A Level Medical Pathway (Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics)

I applied to John Ruskin College because it was listed as an Outstanding College by OFSTED. There are a range of clubs and extra-curricular activities. The selection of subjects they had for my course were perfect.

Previous School: Ndejje School

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Lucy

Department: A Level

Currently studying: A Level Social Science Pathway (Psychology, Sociology and English)

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I wanted a fresh start, to gain confidence and become a more independent learner to prepare me for working life.

Previous School: Coloma Convent Girls’ School

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Amy

Department: Work Based Learning

Currently studying: I progressed from a Traineeship and I am now doing an Apprenticeship in Childcare.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… of the College OFSTED report and it also seemed so friendly

Previous School: Charles Darwin

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Nathen

Department: Work Based Learning

Currently studying: Higher Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web, Telecom Professional

I applied to John Ruskin College because… they gave me the opportunity to take the next step from Level 3 to Level 4 in IT and Telecommunications.

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Ashaye

Department: Work Based Learning

Currently studying: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young People’s Workforce.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… of their Outstanding report from OFSTED and hearing how amazingly they can sort out Apprenticeships and Traineeships for students.

Previous School: Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise

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Ayesha

Department: Business

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Management

I applied to John Ruskin College because… after studying in the Key Stage 4 Department at the College I felt extremely comfortable with the friendly atmosphere and the helpful teachers.

Previous school: John Ruskin College (Key Stage 4)

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Teppituk

Department: Business

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Management

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I read about the College online and saw the Outstanding OFSTED review. This made me want to join.

Previous school: Warlingham

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Ergest

Department: Creative Industries

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Graphic Design)

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I like the education system that is put in place here which is why John Ruskin College is outstanding. The facilities and the learning environment are of a high standard too.

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Jon-Paul

Department: Creative Industries

Currently studying: BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Art & Design.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I had heard so many good things about the College, the teachers and the courses, from friends that attended the College.

Previous School: Harris Academy South Norwood

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Rebecca

Department: Creative Industries

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV & Film)

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I wanted to try something different and learn something that I haven’t studied before. Also I was interested in film and television so I wanted to learn more about it.

Previous School: Sydenham High School

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Jordan

Department: Creative Industries

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Photography)

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I thoroughly enjoyed being here last year. My teachers have been very patient and pushed me constantly throughout the year to achieve my potential for the course which resulted in me achieving a Distinction!

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Natalie

Department: Creative Industries

Currently studying: BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Art & Design.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… the College was graded Outstanding by OFSTED and it is a welcoming environment.

Previous School: Warlingham High School

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Noman

Department: ESOL

Currently studying: ESOL Entry 3.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I wanted to improve my English, make new friends, and lots of people said John Ruskin College is the best College around Croydon.

Previous School: in Pakistan

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Mihaela

Department: ESOL

Currently studying: ESOL Entry 3.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I wanted to learn English.

Previous School: in Romania

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Mamadu

Department: Foundation Learning

Currently studying: Level 1 Health and Social Care, Early Years and Science.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… my sister recommended the College.

Previous School: in West Africa

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Jemiah

Department: Foundation Learning

Currently studying: Level 1 Creative Industries and IT.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I liked the College straight away and I liked the Learning Support staff.

Previous School: Edenham High School

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Trae

Department: Foundation Learning

Currently studying: Level 1 Business.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… it had everything I needed to succeed.

Previous School: Shirley High School

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Kerry

Department: Hair & Beauty

Currently studying: City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… they offered a course I was interested in that fits around my lifestyle.

Previous School: Charles Darwin

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Anthony

Department: Hair & Beauty

Currently studying: City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Barbering.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… making new friends and bringing clients to get assessments done.

Previous School: Bishop Thomas Grant

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Hannah

Department: Health, Care and Early Years

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… my brother already attended the College and was happy here. I came to visit the Childcare department on an Open Day and met the teachers and was impressed by the welcome I received and the staff that I met.

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Jennifer

Department: Health, Care and Early Years

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I had heard positive things about the department and the staff. I liked the feel of the learning environment and the interactive nursery room.

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Juvelle

Department: Health, Care and Early Years

Currently studying: BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… After thoroughly searching the internet for Colleges, I discovered John Ruskin College, which is not only outstanding but offers a variety of courses to choose from.

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Mohamed

Department: Health, Care and Early Years

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… many family members went to JRC and recommended it.

Previous School: Carshalton College

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Mohamed

Department: Science

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… it’s a very beautiful diverse College with a very strong student voice.

Previous School: Fahaheel Almatania

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Oroghene

Department: Science

Currently studying: BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Applied Science.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… it was the only College I heard about when I came in 2015 and the fact that it was outstanding. The teachers and the students were also very welcoming.

Previous School: John Ruskin College (Key Stage 4)

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Joshua

Department: Sport

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… it had the course I wished to do and I knew this College offers great support.

Previous School: Oasis Academy Shirley Park

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Dalila

Department: Sport

Currently studying: BTEC Level 2 Extended Diploma in Sport.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I heard it was a good College and the Sports course is very good.

Previous School: Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls

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Charlie

Department: KS4

Currently studying: GCSEs

I applied to John Ruskin College because… the friends I have made and the social life in the College Community is really good. I have enjoyed being part of the Student Partnership and making a difference.

Previous school: Riddlesdown

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Tainircia

Department: KS4

Currently studying: ESOL

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… the support of the teachers in helping me to improve my English and Maths skills.

On completion of the course I hope to… start studying Science at John Ruskin College.

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