STUDENTS AGED TO 66 DID WELL
CLLR ZAHIR MOHAMMED Cabinet member for education and skills, Buckinghamshire County Council I AM writing to offer my congratulations to the many adults who notched up excellent GCSE results at the end of last month.
Students aged from 20 to 66 years old, studying with Buckinghamshire Adult Learning, achieved some fantastic grades in the exams, and did both themselves and their tutors proud.
In all, 102 learners studied for GCSEs across the various centres in the county.
Impressively, 69% of these students achieved A*-C grades in English and 70% achieved A*-C grades in Maths – 9% higher than the national average.
Our oldest learner achieved a B in Maths at Quarrendon while learners at the Millbrook Centre in High Wycombe did exceptionally well, achieving 3 A*s in Maths and an A* in English.
This is a huge achievement for all of our learners, some of whom have often not had great experiences in the past. It should also be noted they studied for the exams while also working and looking after families.
This is well-deserved success for the hard work of the students and all the staff involved. These are wonderful results which prove that age is no barrier when it comes to learning, and to compensate for what you may have missed out in your earlier education. They also prove that GCSE success is not just for teenagers; everyone can enjoy great grades, whatever their age or their circumstances.
For more information about the courses, call 01296 398957 or 01494 778203 or visit www. adultlearningbcc.ac.uk.