For the third year, Aspire Sussex students, staff and trustees are celebrating an extremely successful set of GCSE results with 99% of students passing English and Maths GCSEs. Aspire Sussex is a charity, funded by West Sussex County Council, to provide adult education to those aged 19 plus across West Sussex and our students have used Aspire to achieve their qualification goals as an adult.
Over half of this year’s students achieved grades 4 and above in both English and Maths.
Isha is one of our many students who collected her English GCSE results, she said “Achieving this result makes me very happy. I actually feel ecstatic and really proud. My tutor was brilliant to have helped me achieve this whilst at the same time I was caring for my daughter. I am now enrolled on the Maths GCSE with Aspire and my long term aim is to work as a carer or a nurse. Thank you to the people who work at Aspire who made it possible for me to have this opportunity.”
We are very proud of every student who comes to study English and Maths with Aspire. It often takes them a lot of courage to come through the door and study a subject that they may have struggled with at school. Our fantastic tutors, small classes and additional support enables students to reach their learning goals as an adult. Students join for many reasons but it is often to enable them to make a career change, like Isha, or to better support their own children in their studies.
If you, like us, have been inspired by our students’ achievements it isn’t too late to enrol on an English or Maths qualification this year, starting this September across West Sussex. Please visit our website www.aspiresussex.org.uk or call 0345 601 0161 for more information. Places are free, subject to eligibility requirements.
Robyn Kohler, Chief Executive of Aspire Sussex said, “We are delighted. I would like to congratulate all students on their success, and also to say a big thank you to our staff and tutors who support our students who often do not have that self-belief and confidence to go for their goals and ambitions. Well done everyone- and don’t forget to let us know what you are doing next!”