17-year-old Cory was on track to get a handful of GCSEs at his comprehensive school when an accident and time off school meant he fell behind.

By Year 11, 17-year-old Cory’s attendance rates were poor and meant he did not achieve the GCSE grades he needed. “I was accepted onto a Level 2 course to do sport in college, and was chosen to play rugby for the college academy” he explained.