Adult learners achieve outstanding GCSE results as CONEL celebrates exam success
Adults studying GCSE maths and English at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London celebrated an outstanding set of results in this year’s exams.
Figures released today show that 75.4% of students aged 19 or over achieved A* to C grades in maths, with 15% attaining A* or A.
The College also saw exceptional results English with 39.4% gaining A* to C grades.
More students aged 16 to 18s taking GCSE English and maths achieved these qualifications than ever before.
This is the final year of the A* to G grading system at CONEL, with the new 9 to 1 grades being introduced at the College for the coming academic year.
Among the top performing students were Shewit Tecleberhan, 22, who achieved an A* in maths, and Anna Flak, 67, who attained an A* in English.
Shewit, who has a degree in nursing from her home country of Eritrea, is heading to Kingston University London to study for a Masters in Pharmacy.
She said: “I wanted more than anything to make my teacher proud. I really admired him. He had a lot of experience and motivated the class really well.”
Timothy Owusu, 25, who gained an A in maths and is returning to CONEL to do a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, said: “The first part of the exam was tough, but I found the rest quite straightforward. I wanted an A* but I’ve got to be pleased with this.
“The teachers here were fantastic. They had so much time for us both one-to-one and in the classroom.”
CONEL offers GCSE English and maths courses along with functional skills courses, which are taken alongside vocational courses and apprenticeships.
Kurt Hintz, Vice Principal for Curriculum and Learner Experience, said: “We are extremely proud of our students’ results, particularly the outstanding achievements of our adult learners.
"GCSEs in English and maths are vital whether you are looking to gain a place on a vocational course, apprenticeship, start work or move into higher education.
“I would like to congratulate all our GCSE students on their achievements, and wish them every success in their future studies or employment.”
- Last Updated: 01 December 2017