Adult learners celebrate outstanding GCSE results

This story was published 23 August 2019

Adult learners across North Yorkshire are celebrating after securing outstanding GCSE results

Adult learners in class at Catterick library

This is the seventh year that North Yorkshire County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service has offered a comprehensive range of GCSE English and maths courses.

This academic year has also seen 83% achievement overall.

In GCSE maths 56% of learners achieved a grade 9 to 4 and results for GCSE English were very positive with 74% achieving a grade 9 to 4.

More than 600 adult learners sign up for the free maths and English courses with the service every year.

“Congratulations to all of our adult learners who achieved their goals, it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students,” said County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Education and Skills.

“Recently the service was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted just two years after it was rated as ‘requires improvement’ and this was driven by an increase in the proportion of adult learners who complete their qualifications.

“Our aim is to help adults gain the skills and qualifications they need to be successful in employment. These recent results show it’s never too late to learn and improve your skills to get to where you want to be.”

View the full list of courses, free taster classes and eligibility criteria.