Behind the results are some lovely personal stories. Emma Canadine, in addition to celebrating her 40th birthday today, achieved a grade 'B' in English and is going on to study maths GCSE with ACRES in September. Emma Slydel was relieved to get the 'C' in English that she needs to do a PGCE and train to be a teacher, as she is expecting a baby in November, and anticipates being in labour on the re-sit date! Another delighted student who also wants to be a teacher, is Stephanie Fuller, who got an 'A' in Maths. She said, "It's really good to challenge yourself by learning new things. Kevin was a brilliant tutor, so patient."
A number of students talked about the improvement in their skills. Charlie Turner commented that his English GCSE grade 'B' had given him real confidence in his speaking and listening skills, and Emma Slydel has seen an overall improvement in her English skills. Kay Johnson, who got an 'A' in English, discovered she was particularly good at creative writing.
Other students felt that their studies had taught them wider skills. Ailbhe Coleman's 'C' in her maths GCSE also taught her that it is okay to have some 'me' time and Sharon Pugh, who also got a 'C' in maths commented that doing the qualification had given her self-confidence and allowed her to see that maths is about patterns, not numbers. Liz Adams, who got a 'B' in maths, joked "that hard work appears to trump natural ability."
If you are considering taking these vital qualifications, why not be inspired by these success stories. If you haven't already got a GCSE A*-C in the subject, you'll probably qualify for a free place. The GCSE courses are already filling up quickly, so if you want next year to feature your success story, then 'phone 01825 761820, e-mail email@example.com, or come and see us to find out about enrolling on one of our courses.
|Ailbhe Coleman and her young supporters! - 'C' in Maths|
|Charlie Turner, 'B' in English|
|Dannel Fisher, 'C' in maths, with fellow student Ailbhe|
|Emma Canadine 'B' in maths, Kaylie Woollard 'A' in English, and Kay Johnson also an 'A' in English|
|Emma Slydel, 'C' in English|
|Sharon Pugh, 'C' in maths|
|Stephanie Fuller, 'A' in maths|