Doubted student proves doctors wrong
Thursday, 31 August 2017
A student at Seevic College has proved doctors wrong by soaring academically.
When Connor Cameron, 19 from Southend, was a child, doctors and other professionals told his mother that he would never be able to talk and that she would need to care for him full-time.
Despite these early difficulties and a struggle with autism, Connor pushed himself to achieve a GCSE Grade A in English last week alongside a D*D* in his BTEC Level 2 in Sport – the highest possible grade you can achieve on the course.
Connor said: “When I started at Seevic, I had hardly any qualifications so to get an A in English means a lot for me.
“I am so happy and proud to have proved everyone wrong; my mum always believed me which really boosted my confidence.
“I used to try and hide the fact that I was autistic, but my results are proof that it doesn’t matter who you are – anything is possible with hard work and dedication.”
Connor is now looking to progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Sport & Exercise Science at the college, based in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet.
Connor concluded: “It has taken me longer than other people but I’m getting there.
“I can’t wait to improve my education even further with more GCSEs, and potentially go to university in the future.”
Seevic College has introduced its ‘It’s All About ME’ programme to improve the Maths and English skills of its students. Developing skills throughout their course, as well as in dedicated lessons, all students apply these areas in a wide variety of contexts.
It’s not too late to apply for a course at the college for this September. To find out more or apply online, visit here.