West Suffolk College in Sudbury recently celebrated the success of its students following top results in English and Maths.
Sudbury mayor Sue Ayres joined staff and students to present the GCSE certificates.
Having worked in education and also studied as an adult herself Mrs Ayres said she was very impressed by the achievements of the students.
Of those completing the GCSE courses in Sudbury, 95 per cent in English achieved A* to C with five of those students achieving A/A*. In maths 82 per cent achieved A*-C grades with three A/A* results.
Sudbury Centre coordinator, Gill Corke congratulated the group saying: “I know how incredible hard you have all worked and I am so proud of your achievements, well done.”
Deborah Barton, head of adult English and maths for West Suffolk College added: “It can be incredibly difficult to come back to study because of the pressures of work and home life.
“The Sudbury Centre offers a very relaxed, friendly and welcoming atmosphere providing a very supportive environment for even the most apprehensive of returning students. The hardest thing is coming through that door.
“Sudbury learning centre offers local people an opportunity to return to education and overcome barriers they may have previously experienced.
“Many of our students continue to meet socially after the courses are finished highlighting education is not just about learning, it is also about building confidence and social networks and providing stepping stones to new opportunities.”
The college’s free functional skills classes starts again in February which can prepare potential students for GCSEs in September. Other courses are also available. For further information call 01787 880619.