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Former A level student hopes to become doctor in psychology

A former City of Bristol College A level student hopes to begin studying for her doctorate after securing a job to gain the all-important experience she needs to enter into her chosen field.

After leaving the College in 2016 with three B grades in A level psychology, sociology and English language, Logan Cartwright was about to take the first step on her journey to her dream job when she was accepted to Nottingham Trent University to study psychology.

Logan worked hard over the three-year course and graduated with a 2:1 and has just finish another year at the university completing a masters degree in applied child psychology.

The aspiring educational psychologist has now secured a job in September as a learning supporting assistant which will help her gain the experience ahead of her doctorate application.

Logan said the support she received from her college teachers was ‘why she has done so much after leaving college’. She said: “The teachers gave me confidence in myself and my academic ability, after I was pretty average at my secondary school. The teachers did everything in their power to help and advice with all of my classmates’ future with genuine interest and care.

“I had the best experience at City of Bristol College. I went from getting Ds and Cs at secondary school to getting Bs and A*s with the amount of support and real constructive advice on my work. I had great relationships with my teachers, all of my friends at college did, because they truly do care for their students and their success in life – whatever they want to do.

“I still look back on college as some of the best years of my life and it was the best decision to go to college rather than stay at a school-based sixth form.”

Logan says the move away from a sixth form environment to a college helped her ‘break away’ from school and into adult life as well as giving her ‘the push she needed’ to better transition into university.

She added: “If you’re thinking of studying at City of Bristol College, do it. If you want to be treated as an adult and be responsible for your learning with the best support behind you, then City of Bristol College is the best place for you.”

The college offers A Level courses in:

  • Biology
  • Biology (A2) – Adult part-time
  • History
  • Film studies
  • Media studies
  • Business studies
  • Further maths – New for 2020/21
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Art and design
  • Photography
  • Geography
  • Sociology
  • Computer science – Returning in 2020/21
  • Maths
  • English literature
  • English language
  • Politics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Find out about City of Bristol College’s psychology programme and the rest of the A level courses here.