Nick Fenn, head of PACA Adult Learning with student Clara Bakari on GCSE results day 2019

This summer it wasn’t only 15 and 16 year olds receiving their GCSE results, over 150,000* over 16s sat GCSEs at the end of the last academic year and we are still beaming with pride having seen 100% of our students awarded grade 3 or above in both English and Maths. 

We know that adults need opportunities to return to education for many reasons.  Sometimes as teenage students they became young parents and didn’t complete their studies, sometimes they went through a tough time at secondary school, others simply now need better academic results to achieve a career change. Whatever the reason, PACA Adult Learning is proud to be able to support people wanting to, as they put it, “change their story”.  This year the centre had 87.5% of students awarded a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English and 84% in GCSE Maths.

Nick Fenn, Head of PACA Adult Learning said, “I was delighted to see such fantastic results, our best ever.  I am so proud of our tutors and hardworking students, they deserve all the accolades for what are, quite frankly, truly remarkable results. It proves that if you come to us, you’ll get the right support and statistically you are highly likely to pass with a good grade.”

Adult student Clara Bakari was accepted to Chichester University following receipt of her new GCSE results.  Clara said on results day, “It’s amazing! To be honest, it was really hard. I had wonderful support from my tutor Karen who took extra time to help me. Despite my health issues, she said I could do it. At first I didn’t think I could, but eventually I too believed I could do it. Now I have done it! I can’t recommend PACA Adult Learning enough.”

PACA Adult Learning is enrolling now for the next cohort of adult GCSE students and in some circumstances, funding is available for adult learners.  To enquire, call PACA Adult Learning on 01273 422632.

*Post-16 entries for GCSE English language were 151,752 and for maths were 169,402 this summer: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/guide-to-gcse-results-for-england-2019

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