GCSE Success at RHACC

Adult learners at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College (RHACC) have achieved some exceptional results in their English, Maths and Biology GCSEs, despite the disruption to exams this year. With an outstanding 100% pass rate, over 80% achieved the coveted grades 9-4 which will allow them to progress onto higher level study or step up the ladder in their careers.

Principal Gabrielle Flint emphasised the importance of these critical qualifications for adult learners who want to embark on a new career, or develop the one they are in and said: “Many people underestimate the importance of these fundamental GCSEs as a foundation to further progress. We are delighted that our cohort of adult learners powered through the most difficult of years and completed their qualifications successfully.” She continued: “We quickly responded to lockdown by moving our programmes online to minimise any disruption to learning and ensured our tutors kept in close contact with their classes to address any day to day issues that might arise. Also many of our learners are parents and therefore also had to manage home schooling alongside their own studies, so I am extremely proud of the commitment and determination they have shown.”

The results achieved at RHACC are above the national average for adult learners nationally, which is testament to the quality of teaching and the adult learning environment at RHACC. Ms Flint concluded: “Coming back to learning can be daunting for many adults, which is why the welcoming and supportive approach at RHACC is so effective. The adult-only environment also helps, and our staff are accomplished at working with adult learners from all backgrounds.”

To find out more about qualifications and other courses at RHACC explore the website here.