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Abbie Hutchinson

Name: Abbie Hutchinson

Course: A-Levels – Geography, Psychology, Graphics

Previous school: Whitburn Church of England Academy

Abbie was grateful that her college experience prepared her for university and achieving her career ambition. She progressed to Northumbria University to study an Early Primary Education degree and graduated with first class honours. She is now a primary teacher at a British school in Madrid.

She said:

“I had support from my tutor throughout my whole College experience. She was very involved and we had meetings to discuss which university I wanted to go to and which subject I wanted to do there. With this in mind, she helped me to complete the steps I needed to do in order to get onto the course such as suggesting that I start to volunteer in a primary school once a week to ensure I had relevant experience.

I had a lot of fun while I was learning had a lot of opportunities to further myself and my learning, such as the EPQ assignment, which was a mini university style essay. This helped me with the skills needed to write my university assignments and helped me to get into university. Studying at Sunderland College also enabled me to gain the independence I needed to thrive at university.”

Abbie progressed to Northumbria University where she gained a first class honours degree in Early Primary Education and is now a primary teacher at a British school in Madrid.