Adult Learners Excel with Top GCSE Results
Exeter College is delighted to be celebrating an impressive set of results from its Adult Learners taking GCSE Maths and English, with a pass rate (grade 9-4) of 74.5% for English and 72.6% for Maths.
“Our learners should be incredibly proud of how they have navigated the challenges of the past year and I hope their results today enable them to meet their future goals.”Sam Hillman, Assistant Principal at Exeter College
We spoke to Kimberley Morgan, 38 from Exeter, who achieved a grade 5 in GCSE Maths and a 5 in GCSE Biology. She said:
“I haven’t studied since I was 16 and I had such good reviews from friends about Exeter College that it seemed to be a good starting point for what I want to do next. Covid gave me a wakeup call, like it did for a lot of people and urged me to stop fearing the unknown.
It’s been really good with lots of support, I couldn’t fault my maths tutor who gave me the confidence to do it and believe in myself.”
Kimberley is now progressing to the Access to Healthcare course at Exeter College before progressing to a degree in midwifery or paediatrics.
“I would 100% recommend Exeter College – when any of my friends say to me “I’m too old” or “I can’t do it”, I’m always telling them to just do it. When I look back now and think about how much I was worried about failing, I wish I could go back and give myself some of the confidence I have now.”
Mike Harper, 25 from Exeter has just completed his GCSE in English Language at Exeter College, achieving a grade 7. Mike signed up for the course because he didn’t finish year 11 at school. He says he struggled socially at school due to his autism but has since learnt to manage it and has enjoyed studying again.
“I’m quite a shy, anxious person so it took me a couple of weeks to settle in, but the small class size definitely helped. Everyone was really friendly, and the support has been really good, I would definitely recommend Exeter College.”
Sam Hillman, Assistant Principal at Exeter College said:
“We are immensely proud of all our learners collecting their GCSE results today. Our staff have worked extremely hard alongside our learners to ensure that our results were a robust and fair reflection on learners. For our adult learners, taking the decision to return to study is a huge step and is often done alongside other significant commitments. Our learners should be incredibly proud of how they have navigated the challenges of the past year and I hope their results today enable them to meet their future goals.”
“It’s been really good with lots of support, I couldn’t fault my maths tutor who gave me the confidence to do it and believe in myself.”Kimberley Morgan, GCSE student
Kylie Whitney, 32 from Exeter, collected her result today and achieved a grade 5 in GCSE Maths. She is currently a retail manager and says she was never happy with her original GCSE result from school.
“I have always contemplated retaking it. With the current climate and the pandemics effect on retail, I felt it was a good time to improve my grade should I need to apply for jobs in the future. It is never too late to improve and expand your education and enjoy doing it.”
Kylie says she really enjoyed her experience at Exeter College.
“It was fantastic, I had a great teacher. The facilities were ideal. We all bonded in our class and supported each other greatly and my teacher was so attentive and supportive. She always checked in to make sure we were coping ok, not just with Maths but the lockdowns in general.”