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PBD celebrates “stunning” GCSE results

PBD is celebrating a “stunning” set of GCSE results from its new suite of online maths and English courses.

In the June 2015 exams, 100% of adult students who studied PBD’s English Language course and sat examinations at PBD’s own centres achieved pass grades ranging from A* to B. In mathematics, 57% achieved at least a C grade.

This compares with national statistics showing that only 7% of those who fail to achieve a grade C at school subsequently do so when required to retake these examinations after the age of 16.

PBD, which specialises in early years training from level 2 to level 5 – launched the online GCSE courses last year in response to new government requirements for Early Years Educators.   But the courses have also proved popular with adults pursuing a range of career options including nursing, teaching and higher education.

Ross Midgley, PBD’s managing director, said   “We are delighted by these superb results, which back up our judgement that online training is the right approach for adults who may have struggled with maths and English at school. Students value the ability to study in private at their own pace, and to ask for help when they need it with a webinar or a 1:1 Skype tutorial from a personal tutor.”

“The numbers are small – only 20 students sat exams at our centres this June, with a similar number sitting in school halls around the country – and so we must keep this success in proportion.   But a pass rate more than eight times the national average shows that we must be doing something right”.

For full details of PBD’s online GCSE courses, follow this link.

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