Aspire Sussex Adult Education GCSE Results Summer 2021

Aspire Sussex students, staff and trustees are celebrating a successful set of GCSE results.

This year’s students worked extremely hard in difficult circumstances but despite it all they’ve achieved some fantastic results.

Our students achieved a 96% pass rate for Maths & an 86% pass rate for English with grades 4+ and a 48% pass rate for Maths & an 65.9% pass rate for English with grades 5+

We are very proud of every student who comes to study English and Maths with us at Aspire as 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 experienced tutors, small classes and additional support enables students to reach their learning goals as an adult. Students join for many reasons, but often to enable them to make a career change or to better support their children in their studies.

Hear from a few of our past students in these blog posts below:

Sarah – English and Maths GCSE

Tom – English GCSE

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.

Student Spotlight – Tom

Student Spotlight! Meet Tom who received his GCSE English result today. Congratulations from us on a job well done.

How do you feel today having received your result?

✔️ I feel extremely happy and satisfied. It’s been a long time coming and well worth the wait which has taken a huge weight off my shoulders.


What motivated you to join the course?

✔️ I wanted a change of career and the career I want to go into requires GCSE English.


What plans do you have next?

✔️ I was/am also studying Maths at the same time with Aspire Sussex so I plan on working towards achieving my GCSE in that.


How did you find the experience of having your entire course delivered online?

✔️ At first I felt slightly apprehensive being the youngest person on the course however the teacher made everyone feel extremely welcome along with the rest of the class. I found the entire course and learning to be very effective and valuable when we’ve been put in small groups in breakout rooms and also reviewing PowerPoint slides each week.


What would you say to someone who is considering taking a GCSE course with Aspire next year?

✔️ Whatever stage of life you’re at, never stop learning and pursue your dreams. No lesson is always the same and you always learn something new. 

Student Spotlight – Sarah

Student Spotlight! Meet Sarah who received her GCSE English and Maths results today. Congratulations from us on a job well done.


How do you feel today having received your result?

✔️ Fantastic, I am so pleased. Particularly about English, I just loved the whole course.


What motivated you to join the course?

✔️ I left school before my exams many years ago, I regretted it. I was convinced I could never complete the maths, as previously struggled. English was different as have always enjoyed it, although was keen to develop how I wrote and make better sense of what I was reading.


What plans do you have next?

✔️ Some creative writing perhaps, possible A Level English at some point. I need to wait until I conclude an MBA in Strategic Leadership next year.


How did you find the experience of having your entire course delivered online?

✔️ Online teaching made a big difference for me, it was accessible, engaging and I felt motivated and supported despite the virtual element. It was a relaxed and fun way to learn including the formal requirements of the GCSE curriculum.


What would you say to someone who is considering taking a GCSE course with Aspire next year?

✔️ I would say do it, the teaching is nothing short of excellent, the groups I was in were friendly and welcoming. I felt really supported to do my very own best each week, and motivated all the way through. There is a skill to getting the best out of people and how they learn as an individual, or in a group, and that is what I experienced each week.