Huge demand for adult education GCSEs

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An adult education company is reporting a rise in demand for places on GCSE courses.

Aspire Sussex Adult Education says high demand for their English and Maths GCSE courses means they will assess their potential future students earlier than usual this year.

Aspire Sussex CEO Robyn Kohler said: “Last year we were overwhelmed by the response from people wanting to do our GCSE courses. We offer a course that takes one year, enabling people to move faster on to other training or employment. “We’re assessing potential students much earlier than in previous years to ensure we have sufficient places planned.

“These qualifications require hard work and commitment, but are very rewarding and our teams are 100 per cent committed to supporting students’ achievement.

“Assessments usually take around an hour and are important to ensure students get on the right level of course to help them achieve.

“One student who has been helped by a course is Jo. When Jo’s son was at primary school, she struggled to understand the maths that her children were learning and a course was put on to help her and other local adults. Jo enjoyed this, progressed onto a Level 1 Maths course and then followed it with a Level 2; both of which she passed. Jo has progressed to a GCSE maths class and volunteers to support other students and share her knowledge and enthusiasm for learning.”

Aspire Sussex is taking bookings for assessment from May onwards, for students who want to be considered for entry onto courses in September.

Subject to sufficient numbers, Maths courses will be run at Bognor; Crawley; Burgess Hill; Horsham; Littlehampton; Worthing; and Shoreham, while English courses will be run at Bognor; Littlehampton; Southwick; Chichester; Worthing; Burgess Hill; Crawley; and Horsham.

For more information contact: 03456 010161.

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