Today, as the country reflects on the amazing achievements of A Level students, I met another truly inspirational learner who has achieved her own A* result.
Theresa has been part of our Finding Futures Project in Hastings where, just three weeks ago, she started on her NCFE Level 1 course in Numeracy. When she arrived, she was, understandably, extremely nervous. Today I met a woman brimming with confidence – she had just achieved 84% in the first exam she has done at this level.
She and her tutor, Richard, and all the staff at Finding Futures shared her joy at this achievement. I was honoured to meet her. Richard tells me that, not only did she work hard when at Finding Futures, she took homework away and has been doing tons of private study at home. She is an inspiration and shows what can be achieved if you have courage and determination.