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GCSE Results 2018 – Leicester College Success Stories


We recently had GCSE results day where we got to witness students across the College receive their results. At Leicester College we teach students of all ages, therefore, we have adult learners who often come back to College for a second chance, as well as 16-19 year olds who sit their GCSE re-takes.

Leicester College GCSE Achievements 2018

37% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in their English language this year compared to the 29.8% across England. Furthermore, 27% achieved a grade 4 in maths compared to 18.2% across England.

GCSE Results Success Stories

Wayne Holland’s Story

Wayne is 48 year old student who came back to College in hopes to achieve his GCSE qualifications. He achieved 5 GCSEs with a grade C in Psychology, 4 in Maths, English and Chemistry and a 5 in Biology. We spoke to Wayne on results day and he expressed:

“It means everything to me to have achieved these results, I’ve had a lot of health problems and really struggled to find work as a result. So the plan is to get into University and study Radiography.”

Wayne was slightly emotional talking about his results and couldn’t quite believe what he had achieved. Moving on, his next steps are to enrol onto the level 3 Science Access to Higher Education Diploma at the College. We are extremely proud of his achievements and wish him all the best for the future.

Sakina Rezaei’s Story

Sakina came to the UK from Afghanistan in October 2017, she was accepted onto the Functional Skills level 2 English and maths course. Seeing her potential, her tutor then moved her onto the GCSE course for maths and recommended she sit the higher paper.

Sakina has achieved an outstanding grade 9 in maths and is waiting for her functional skills English results. In the coming future, Sakina would like to complete her a levels and study a degree in Physics.

Alison Parr’s Story

Alison has two daughters, one who is autistic and the other who is dyslexic. Whilst also suffering from dyslexia herself and caring for her daughters, Alison has successfully completed her GCSEs. She has achieved outstanding results with an A* in Psychology and Sociology and a 9 in Biology and Chemistry.

We spoke to her on results day and she told us her plans for the future.

“I have really enjoyed my time at the College.  Next term, I am planning to continue studying my A levels in maths, physics and chemistry. Following on from A levels, I then want to continue onto University to study a degree in chemical engineering”.

We are very proud of Alison and her achievements and wish her all the best for the future.

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Just like our students who despite their challenges came back and completed their GCSEs, you can too. As you can see above, It’s never too late. Browse our range of courses here.









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