Bronze Award for BTEC Student

An Art student at The Sixth Form College, Solihull has been recognised for her achievement on her BTEC Extended Diploma course after being named a Bronze certificate winner in the BTEC Art and Design Student of the Year award.

Yasmin Ali (aged 18, from Sparkhill) has received the accolade and commented:

“I am extremely proud of myself. Neither myself or my peers expected anything from being nominated until my teacher got an email to say I got into the second round. She was extremely proud of me for that alone, never mind getting a Bronze place when I was in competition with students across the UK.”

Yasmin, a former Ninestiles Academy student, is currently heading for a Triple Distinction* grade in her BTEC studies and think she knows what has led to her success.

“BTEC helps you develop and experiment while specialising in the subject you are most passionate about,” she explained. “If you want to explore one subject area in great detail then the BTEC is perfect for you.

“At Solihull everything from the teachers to the facilities are amazing. In my opinion, the art block is by far one of the most inspirational and positive environments, as you are surrounded by people and art work which you can constantly learn from. You can learn so much as an artist within the small amount of time you are at college. If I saw my work now, two years ago, I wouldn’t believe it.”

Visual Arts BTEC teacher Pam Basra commented:

“We are proud of Yasmin for winning this award. We would not have nominated her if we didn’t think she deserved it, but it’s gratifying to see her efforts rewarded and it demonstrates what a good course the BTEC Art& Design course is.”

Yasmin is taking a Gap year after she finishes this summer. As such she is deferring her entry to Birmingham City University to do a BA (Hons) course in Illustration to begin in September 2020.

10 May 2019