A* for Adult Education in language GCSE results

Merton Adult Education is celebrating the achievement of their language learners who received outstanding GCSE results this year.

Adult learners excelled as 100% received A* in French GCSE, 100% received A or A* in both German and Italian courses, while 79% were awarded A or A* in Spanish.

Merton Adult Education wants more adults to start thinking about their potential and opens its doors on Tuesday 8 September so residents can see the wide variety of courses available. With a daytime slot at 10am – 2pm and an evening session at 6.30pm – 8.30pm, there is plenty of time to take the first step back into education.

The open day is the perfect opportunity for people to speak to tutors and heads of department about the best course for them and enrol. There will also be displays by tutors and examples of students’ work allowing people to get a feel for how the courses work.

As well as excellent language courses, the prospectus boasts a diverse range of courses, including financial planning. These courses offer essential tips about how to plan for retirement, maternity leave and other expected life events as well as unplanned events such as critical illness, redundancy, divorce.

Yvonne Tomlin, head of community education said “It’s great to see so many adult learners achieving such high grades as they have all worked so hard to get there. My congratulations go out to each and every one of them. “

Cabinet member for housing and community services Councillor Linda Scott said “Merton council is committed to offering a high standard of adult education, which is accessible and tailored to learners’ needs. Lifelong learning is something in which all can play a part.”

“With a difficult job market, these courses are a great way for residents to upskill or change direction. Congratulations to all the students this year and I hope others are inspired by their successes and attend the open day to get an insight into adult learning and see what excellent courses are on offer.”

For further information or to sign up for a course please call 020 8543 9292 or visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/adulteducation

Notes to editors:
· The open day will be at Merton Adult Education, Whatley Ave, SW20 9NS between 10am – 2pm and 6.30pm – 8.30pm
· With over 5,000 learners on 300 courses, the college offers flexible learning for everyone, proving it’s never too late to learn. Whether it’s a career change or a desire to improve maths or IT skills, Merton Adult Education can help. To meet the ever-changing needs of Merton’s diverse and widespread community, Merton Adult education offers courses in Mitcham, Wimbledon and Morden.

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Press Contact:
Leoni Munslow
Communications Assistant
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 4654