Sophie McCormick is one of a large number of dyslexic students who have triumphed over the condition thanks to Middlesbrough College, leading to it being awarded a British Dyslexia Association Quality Mark.

The 19-year-old not only got a double distinction and a merit in her BTec level three health and social care diploma, but also passed GCSE English at the same time.

The achievements have seen her secure a place on Teesside University’s learning disability nursing degree.

Sophie said: “I don’t think I’d have done as well at any other college – it’s like a village here, everyone is really friendly and the tutors really know their stuff.”

A Quality Mark is given to organisations able to demonstrate exceptional levels of support to students — Middlesbrough College assessed an average of 12 students with dyslexia per week last year.

“We are delighted to receive recognition for the service we provide,” said Jon Lee, the college’s deputy manager for additional learning support.

Main Images: Sophie McCormick holding her double distinction and merit BTec level three health and social care diploma



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