ACL Essex is celebrating the results of GCSE learners this Results Day.
Alongside students, ACL learners across the county have opened their GCSE results. This will help them continue onto further courses and step into new career pathways.
ACL Essex learner, Imogen, has been trying for her GCSE Maths since Year 11 in school, and finally achieved it this year.
“I’m a Teaching Assistant in a primary school, and my next steps are to train as a teacher, but I couldn’t start the training without a GCSE in Maths.
“I tried twice in college and two to three times in university, and I came to ACL for a last chance at getting it. It made a difference having adults around that want to learn.
“I really gelled with my tutor and felt more supported, and now I can start teacher training as of next September.”
Another ACL Essex learner, Kathleen, is a grandmother who wanted to prove to herself that she could achieve top marks in GCSE Biology.
Upon receiving the top mark of a 9, Kathleen said:
“Having retired, I was getting worried about my memory, so I decided to do a course and get my brain working again.
“I was hoping for a 9 and I got a 9. I’m really, really pleased that I’m still capable of achieving such a good grade.”