Comfortable in comp, Martyn opted to stay on at sixth form so he could stick with his friends. But having failed his A Levels he decided to do a Level 3 vocational course at Coleg Gwent and is now looking forward to his final year at uni.
“I wish I’d gone to college straight after my GCSEs so I hadn’t effectively wasted two years but I didn’t know you could get into uni without A Levels,” says Martin, from Cwmbran. “The business course, the work experience and enthusiasm to succeed has encouraged me to believe in myself and made me driven to get a job in marketing.”
Martyn’s view of learning has completely changed since he went to college; he’s realised that in the right environment, with the right support and the right teaching, he can achieve more than he’d believed he could.