• Studied: GCSE English Language - Grade 8
The tutor at Blackburn College was brilliant

“I chose to study at Blackburn College as it was close to both my home and my work so I could attend classes in the evening on Tuesdays. I moved to Blackburn from London a year ago and want to become a Secondary School teacher.

Although I have a degree from the University of East London I never achieved my GCSE English Language when I was at School. Now that I want to teach I came back to Blackburn College to study it so I could start a PGCE.

I already have a place on a PGCE programme with the Schools Direct programme and have a placement in Leyland all ready to go – but I needed my GCSE to be able to start.

The tutor at Blackburn College was brilliant. All of the class were adults and I have found that when you get to a certain age you really enjoy studying.

I received a grade 8 in my GCSE English Language which is the equivalent of a grade in-between an A and an A* on the old system. I’m really pleased with my result as I wasn’t expecting to get such a high grade!”