15 year old Rocky from Brighton is a talented footballer who dreams of getting a place on the Albion in the Community BTec course from September 2019. To enable this, he needs to attain 4 GCSEs. He finds that studying with the Self Managed Learning Centre gives him the best chance of succeeding in his plans, and is motivating him to achieve his dreams. His award will fund two terms at the Self Managed Learning Centre.

Rocky says: “This award has given me the opportunity to study at SML College, an environment I feel much happier in than school. I am working hard towards applying for sport related courses for next year, and I am focusing on my Maths and English GCSEs.