Skip to main content
Nicola Reeves 700 300 news image

Nicola joins the A Team

26th August 2016

Barking & Dagenham College student Nicola Reeves, 36, from Dagenham, is celebrating today after achieving an A grade in her GCSE English exam.

As it happened GCSEs 2016: Watch as students open their results live. It's emotional. {,width=425,height=344,sfb_youtube=true)} Believe in yourself

Nicola, who is also studying for a two-year CACHE Diploma in Early Years Education & Care (EYE) at Level 3 at the College, talks about her return to education.


“Today has been simply amazing, I am over the moon. Barking & Dagenham College has been brilliant and the support I’ve received from everyone, but especially from Elaine Seymour who is one of my Lecturers, has been tremendous.

“I didn’t finish school,” explains Nicola “No one praised me or gave any encouragement and I was literally thrown out.

“I really wanted the same GCSEs as everyone else but I didn’t have the self-belief. Now I know that I can do it there’ll be no stopping me!”

Continue exploring

Ask us a question