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Local students achieve qualifications to help them into Higher Education

23 November 10

The University of Bradford's School of Lifelong Development and Education will award certificates to 35 year 12 students for successfully completing modules in the Progression into Level 4 (P2L4) scheme in 2010.

The certificates will be awarded on Wednesday 24 November by Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Cleary.

The 35 students who completed the scheme are from Thornton Grammar School, Dixons Allerton Academy, Grange Technology College, Tong High School, Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College, Feversham College, Aire Valley School, Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic College, Bradford College, Immanuel CE Community College and Carlton Bolling College within the Bradford District.

The scheme, a national first, complements students AS studies and gives students an insight into university life. Students have the opportunity to study modules in, Psychology or Science and Law, which will give them an edge when applying for places at university by giving them an unstoppable CV. The modules are also designed to develop study skills, as well as communication and presentation skills.

All 35 students who completed the scheme in 2009 have now progressed to courses into Higher Education at various universities across the country. 12 of the 35 students who completed the scheme last year have progressed to the University of Bradford.

Dean of the School of Lifelong Education and Development, Nadira Mirza, said: "This is the fourth year the University has run this scheme and we are committed to keep it built as part of our continued work.

"The Progression into Level 4 scheme offers a fantastic opportunity to the students of Bradford to achieve qualifications which will place them ahead of other applicants when applying to study in higher education and the recruitment data suggests that there is an increased demand for places."

After completing the scheme, the students have now gone on to successfully study at universities including Oxford, Imperial College London, Edinburgh, University of Leeds Manchester and Bradford.

The P2L4 scheme is a partnership between the University of Bradford and Aimhigher Bradford & District.

23 November 10

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