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West Suffolk College helps RAF learners fly high




GCSE Maths exams were passed with flying colours for 16 learners from RAF Honington after an intense two week programme led by West Suffolk College.

Despite nervousness around running an intense GCSE Maths course due to the breadth of content within the new maths GCSE syllabus and the fact that the students and teacher would need to spend seven hours a day studying maths for the full two week period; the college ran the pilot this year to see if it was a possibility.

Deborah Barton, head of adult skills and employability at the college said: “This is an amazing result down to the dedication and hard work of the students over the two week course. Our congratulations go out to the students who we hope can now progress in their military careers.”

Some of the members of RAF Honington who passed the examPicture by Sarah Pentony, RAF Honington.
Some of the members of RAF Honington who passed the examPicture by Sarah Pentony, RAF Honington.

Anyone in the RAF who wants to commission to become an officer must achieve a Maths GCSE of Grade 4 or above.

Sarah Pentony, personal learning advisor at RAF Honington, said: “Our thanks go to the college for your continued support to RAF Honington, I cannot express enough how much it helps our personnel and how much confidence it gives them to go on and achieve so much more."



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