Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2018

College Tutor leads GCSEs by Example

North Lindsey College maths tutor is leading by example after voluntarily entering himself for the GCSE maths exam, picking up a grade 9 result today.

Adrian Streather (Mathematics lecturer at North Lindsey College) put his professional reputation on the line when he sat his GSCE maths but certainly led by example when he picked up his results; putting him in the top 2% in the country. 

 

Adrian wanted to re-sit due to the Government changes, top see how they impacted on the exam and conditions and also put himself in the same position as his students.  “A good teacher needs to lead by example and I have demonstrated that it can be done,” says Adrian.  “I suffered the same anxiety as anyone in exam conditions and this will help me be a better teacher as I know what is expected of them. I am exceptionally pleased with my result although I do feel the exam has become more difficult.”

 

The college welcomed students into college today to pick up their GCSEs with transformational results for many, including  Patrick Wietrak (18) who achieved a grade 7 in GCSE maths after only moving to the UK 3 years ago.  The exam was his first attempt, “I feel relieved that I got this grade and I did better than expected.  I can now continue on the computer science course at North Lindsey and I am planning to go to university when I finish to study games programming.”

 

Danielle Herbert (26) received a grade 5 in English as well studying Fda (Early Childhood) University course alongside.  Danielle previously achieved a grade 3 and could not get the higher grade she was required until now.

 

Upon enrolling at the college, it was discovered that Danielle was dyslexic and due to the right support she was able to succeed.  Danielle said, “my result is a weight off my shoulders.  I really felt that I would not be able to progress without it.  I was going to keep going until I received the result I wanted and now I have gone above and beyond.  This will now open more doors for me and that barrier that was once there is no more.” 

 

Isaac Doyle (17) is heading for a career in the Navy after completing his second year on the Level 3 Diploma in Uniformed Services.  He said, “The tutor did everything he could to help.  I am really pleased I have got this and can now focus on my career.”

 

Amana Bond (47) picked up a GCSE grade 6 in Biology today which meant she can now carry on with her journey to teach.  Amanda shared her success today with her son who also got the same grade at school.  Amanda has previously completed the degree in Early Childhood at The University Centre in Scunthorpe and needed the result to get onto the (SCITT) School Centered Initial Teacher Training course.

 

For further information contact Emma Doyle from the marketing team on 01724 709309

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