Redcar & Cleveland College students have succeeded in gaining a 97% success rate for GCSE maths. 2014-15 was the first year that students with a grade D in Maths achieved at school, had to continue with their studies and re-sit the GCSE with the aim of improving their grades.
Whilst the national average pass rate for re-sits isn’t yet available, the college are confident that they are bucking the trend and are celebrating the success of the students. From the 97% success rate, 61% of students achieved an A-C grade. From leaving school and to studying at college, the students have had just nine months to study and work towards their resit GCSE exams.
With students at Redcar & Cleveland College going on to study for their chosen trade at college, the teaching staff for Maths focused on embracing the challenge of making Maths relevant within the workplace.
Director of Maths and English, Mandy Morris commented:
“We are extremely proud of our student’s hard work and willingness to relearn Maths. The team headed by Sharon Bell has aimed to show how we use maths in many different workplaces and for everyday things in life. We’ve held extra revision sessions and workshops and abolished anxieties that many young people have if they have struggled with Maths. Our students have been engaged and motivated and the results speak for themselves.”
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