Accountancy Learning Star Students

So, what makes a star student?

The Star Students are nominated each month by all of the personal tutors, and every Star Student will receive a £25 voucher!
Nominations are based on students who have stood out because of:

Their attitude to their studies

Their progress with their studies against their learning plan

Challenges they have overcome

Any other noteworthy factor

Star Student December: Iesha Chaney

Iesha has recently finished studying her Certificate in Accounting, which she started in December 2016. She has worked hard to complete her exams ahead of schedule, as well as passing all first time and receiving a ‘Distinction’ overall.

Tutor Jenna says that: “Iesha has been in regular contact, ensuring she has sent through all of her work for marking – which of course has been a pleasure to mark. She has been very driven and has studied really hard whilst also working full time. Iesha has been very positive with all exams and I look forward to keeping her as a student for the Diploma level – keep up the great work Iesha!”

Iesha said: “I spend most of my spare time taking part in Young Farmers activities! We’re busy practicing for the Winter Entertainment competition…which this year is Pantomime…in which I am playing the Principal Boy!

In October I came to the end of my year as Assistant Secretary for my local Young Farmers Club, and I hope to take on more club roles in the future.”

Star Student October: Tasha Harding

Tasha is currently studying for her Level 3 in Accounting. She started her studies back in September 2016 and since then she has worked really hard to achieve each of her exams, all of which she has achieved a first time pass.

Tasha is a pleasure to work with and always has a positive attitude. She has a very busy life, which includes helping to run Cheerleading classes, yet she still submits all of her prep tests and progress tests timely and consistently for feedback. She is an incredibly driven individual whose determination and self-motivation has kept her on target.

She has recently taken a big step away from her previous job as a Gymnastic teacher into an Accounting Firm: A.G Dawes in Newton Abbot, where she is enjoying putting all that she has learnt into practice.

Tasha is currently studying her last unit, Cost and Revenues and we hope that she will achieved her qualification by the end of November 2017. Keep up the excellent work Tasha, one more to go!

Since starting her Level 3 studies, Tasha has also gained her black belt in Tae Kwon Do!

P.S. Tasha did complete Costs & Revenues in November and is planning to studying for her AAT Professional (Level 4) during the Christmas break!

Many congratulations Tasha from all of us at Accountancy Learning – delighted that you will be joining us for your Professional Level too 🙂


Star Student May: Pete Freeman

Whilst on holiday in Crete (May 2015), Pete fell from a 4th floor balcony onto solid concrete. Pete fractured his right ankle, knee, femur, his pelvis, both arms, ribs, collar bone and jaw. He also suffered some internal injuries and was unconscious for 3 weeks. After 5 weeks, he was taken by stretcher on a plane back to the UK for another 5 weeks in hospital in Plymouth.

Prior to his accident, Pete had worked in a restaurant and in retail management, but had always enjoyed the accountancy element to his roles. He realised that he would probably never be able to stand for long enough to go back to his previous line of work. Despite this, he somehow managed to keep positive and in April 2016, he began his AAT journey. On 1st June 2016, Pete progressed to AAT Level 3 and on 3rd November, he started his AAT Level 4. As at 5th May 2017, Pete only has one Level 4 exam left (Business Tax), which he plans to sit at the end of this month.

Since Pete’s accident, he has been in and out of hospital for multiple operations, leading to hospital stays of over 3 weeks. Even this did not dampen Pete’s spirits. He managed to turn the area close to his hospital bed into a ‘study area’ and even persuaded nurses to allow him to leave hospital (in between IV antibiotic does) with a cannula protruding from his arm, in order to sit an AAT exam!

Still on crutches, Pete will have completed all three AAT Levels in just over a year. WOW! All of us here at Accountancy Learning are so proud of him!



Star Student January: Sophie Davey

“I am currently studying AAT Level 2 as part of my apprenticeship. My current job role is a Finance Apprentice at Somerset County Council. My future career aspirations are to become a fully qualified accountant.”

Personal Tutor Shannon Dodd says:

Sophie is currently studying for her AAT Certificate in Accounting. Having started her studies in June 2016, she passed her 3rd exam just before Christmas and will soon be sitting her 4th, with an expected end date in the Spring, well within 12 months of starting.

She is a conscientious, enthusiastic and hard worker, who takes the time to make sure she truly understands each topic before sitting the exam – and has consequently flown through them. She is prepared to ask questions when she is not sure of something and listens and learns from the feedback, applying it to her next piece of work.

She doesn’t get depressed by her mistakes – she is happy to learn from them and use them to motivate her further.

This positive attitude to her studies is mirrored at work, where she has been shortlisted as Chairman’s Young Person Award 2016.” 

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