Students of all ages celebrate at York College

22 Aug 2019 @ 3.04 pm
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York College students united in success
Students of all ages at York College are celebrating positive outcomes having re-taken their GCSE maths and English exams, as well as a small number of GCSE biology students.

York College is proud to announce an overall 95% pass rate for GCSE English and maths, with 40% high grades (9 – 4) for adults students, and 31% high grades (9 – 4) for GCSE English.

Joanne Lowther, age 38 from York, achieved Grade 7 in English GCSE. She said: “I have almost walked out of completing this course so many times during this year, but with the help of the wonderful tutors I persevered and I am over the moon with my result. This qualification will enable me to be start on the Early Years Foundation Degree at York St John University and then to hopefully work in a school.”

Zack-Chamberlin-Kidd, aged 17, achieved English (Grade 6) and Maths (Grade 5). Zack’s first year in official education, after being home schooled his entire life, meant that he initially struggled to adjust to the pace of the College. He says: “Through the support and encouragement of my tutors I quickly found my stride and began to excel in my courses and fit into the College community. My grades will enable me to study a Level 3 IT course at York College and I want to potentially work with computer programming in the future – these GCSE grades will support my university application.”

Harry Hewitson, age 18 and previously of York High School, achieved GCSE English (Grade 4). He says: “I worked hard whilst studying Bricklaying here at the College. I knew I needed to obtain this grade to open doors for me in the future, either in further study or employment. I would like to thank my tutors who really helped me out with preparation for the exam and supported me throughout my studies.”

Linden Clark, age 34 from Selby, English GCSE (Grade 7). He says: “I have been studying at York College for the last two years and achieved Grade 7 in GSCE Maths, English and Biology. Having struggled with English throughout my school life I didn’t think it would be possible to pass my English GCSE this year and I am delighted that I achieved a high result. I am hoping this is the stepping stone for me to study a degree in physics or engineering at university.”

Lee Probert, CEO and Principal of York College is pleased and proud to see students celebrating their GSCE results, knowing how much it means to them to get that all important pass. He said:

  • I would like to congratulate our students who have persevered with their maths and English GCSEs, which is not easy, and those adults who have excellent results in biology.

    It is great to know that they can finally move onto the next stage of their studies with confidence, and we will continue to support them in their future career choices.