GCSE success for North Yorkshire’s adult learners

Adult learners in North Yorkshire have celebrated another successful year of GCSE results.

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

This year was the second year of the numeric grading system from 9 to 1 – with 9 being the highest grade – for English and maths, replacing the previous alphabetic grades. Early indications are that in North Yorkshire in GCSE English 83 per cent of adult learners achieved a grade 9 to 4. For GCSE maths full-length courses, indications are that 58 per cent of all learners achieved a grade 9 to 4.

More than 4,000 adult learners sign up for courses with the Adult Learning and Skills Service every year. These include free courses that are available to eligible learners. GCSE maths and English courses are free for people who have previously achieved lower than a C grade or level 4.

“Our adult learners across North Yorkshire should be congratulated for all the hard work that has gone into achieving these results,” said County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, Executive Member for Education and Skills. “These successes show that it’s never too late to learn or improve the skills your need to get where you want to be. Anyone who is thinking of returning to study and who might be encouraged by these successes, can still enrol on courses, including GCSE English and maths.”

View the latest prospectus with a full list of courses in each area, free taster classes and eligibility criteria and to enrol and pay online.

This story was published 24 August 2018