STUDENTS who found time to study in between caring for families and going out to work were among those celebrating success at Mid-Cheshire College on Thursday.
A college spokeswoman said many of the results were for adults taking one or two GCSEs in key subjects Maths and English, despite most having families and full-time jobs.
And to put the icing on the cake there was a 100% pass rate in Maths and 97% pass rate in English, with many students achieving A to C grades.
Kay Brown and Karen Rutherford both achieved As in English.
Karen said: “I am really pleased all my hard work has paid off, particularly as I discovered I had dyslexia.” Kay needed GCSE English to get into teaching.
And the sky’s the limit for 19-year-old Rebecca Cowsill, of Northwich, who passed English with a grade B to further her ambitions of joining the RAF.
Mature student Susan Millward, 55, also pocketed a B in English and completed an Access to Higher Education course to study criminology and law at Keele University.
Mum Rachel Perkes, of Cuddington, gained a B in maths and now wants to become an accountant.
She said: “I was never happy with my results from school and I want to help my little girl in the future. I am absolutely gob smacked with the result, I would like to study accountancy in the future but I am expecting my second child later this year.”
Principal John Reilly said: “These are very pleasing results for our adults and younger students, once again many of these achievements have resulted from part-time study, juggling work and family priorities.
“I wish all the students well in their future studies or chosen careers.”