GCSE success and degree in social work for Loughborough College’s Claire

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A brand new career is on the horizon for a Loughborough College student celebrating her GCSE results today.

After Claire Minty spent evenings studying Maths and English at the College alongside a host of other work and family commitments she is thrilled to be focusing on a BA (Hons) degree in Social Work.

“I was so emotional when I saw I had passed both Maths and English GCSE. I’ve done it alongside working as a childminder, caring for up to six children a day and looking after my own children, plus studying for university access. It’s been hectic to say the least but I’ve been committed and seeing that piece of paper today makes it all worthwhile.

“My son Leon, who’s 18, has been studying for his GCSEs at the same time and he and my daughter Chloe, who’s 15, have told me how proud they are of me – Chloe says it’s really inspired her to strive for the best she can in her qualifications.

“It’s an amazing feeling to pass these exams this year and it’s given me a huge confidence boost for my degree course at De Montfort University. I’ve worked with young children for years but now it’s my ambition to go into the area of youth offending.

“My results at Loughborough College today have cemented that – that career change really is possible.”

Pictured: Claire Minty celebrates her GCSE results at Loughborough College with Maths tutor George Owen and English tutor Gina Harper

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