Adult learners across North Yorkshire celebrate English and Maths GCSE results

A class of adult learners in Catterick library

Adult learners across North Yorkshire are celebrating after securing a range of GCSE results.

This is the seventh year that North Yorkshire County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service has offered a comprehensive range of GCSE English and maths courses.

Recently the service was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, just two years after it was rated as ‘requires improvement’ and this was driven by an increase in the proportion of adult learners who complete their qualifications.

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This academic year has seen 83% achievement overall, with 56% of GCSE maths and 74% of English learners achieving a grade 9 to 4.

More than 600 adult learners sign up for the free maths and English courses with the service every year.

North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Education and Skills, County Councillor Patrick Mulligan said: “Congratulations to all of our adult learners who achieved their goals, it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students.

“Our aim is to help adults gain the skills and qualifications they need to be successful in employment. These recent results show it’s never too late to learn and improve your skills to get to where you want to be.”

To view the full list of courses, free taster classes and eligibility criteria visit