Seeing all our student achieve makes all the effort worth it – Adult learners and their GCSE success at ATL

Case Studies

The Employment and Progression team at ATL have in the past year worked with a number of adult learners who have sought to achieve GCSE qualifications in Maths and English and with the return to normal GCSE exams after the two years of the pandemic interruptions to learning, the team are happy to celebrate the success of their adult learners in this academic year.

Amongst them are Barbara who has achieved an English grade 4 and in this case it is worthy of note as English is her 2nd language and this adds to her success in Functional Skills English and Maths, also Sinead and Lewis who have achieved English grade 5 and Natalie, Nicola and Veronika who can celebrate today their English grade 4 achievements.

In Maths we applaud Max, Sandra and Rebecca who achieved Maths grade 5 and Lewis who as we have said earlier, achieved an English grade 5 and added a Maths Grade 4 to his year’s hard work.

Whilst the numbers of adult learners, may be small, who study for GCSE’s with the Employment and Progression team at ATL their success is huge and we are happy to support all learning needs. Of our 34 learners who studied for GCSE this year, we have had 48% achieve a Grade 4 or above in English and Maths, which is a credit to our flexible style of supporting our learners to achieve success in Maths & English.


Robert Miller Tutor/Assessor – Functional Skills Maths & English

Department: Employment & Progression