Anxious wait over as Loughborough College students celebrate GCSE results

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The anxious wait is over at Loughborough College this morning as more than 900 students discover their GCSE results.

Despite a dramatic increase in the number of students taking the exams - four times as many as in 2015 - the College has achieved a 97% pass rate.

Lewis Potter was thrilled to find his Maths result has taken him a step closer to a career in computer programming. Becki Barrett, meanwhile, arrived with 11 week old son Carter, who was due on the day she took her first Maths exam - and 25 year old Becki had to be discharged from hospital following the delivery to take her second paper. “I just knew I had to focus,” said Becki. “And now it’s paid off. I really want to train to become a primary school teacher and now I have the grade I need in Maths to do that.”

''We are very pleased to have achieved a 97% pass rate for GCSE English and maths this year particularly with the four fold increase in learner numbers sitting these qualifications,” said Loughborough College Vice Principal Debi Donnarumma.

“Staff and learners have worked extremely hard to achieve these welcome outcomes.

“A comparison with the performance of other similar institutions reveals Loughborough College to have favourably high pass levels in both subject areas.

“This is testimony to the high expectations and standards we set for ourselves and learners.''

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