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Outstanding Results – Adult Learners at Burnley College get 100% in Maths and English

Adult Learners at Burnley College are celebrating after achieving an exceptional set of results.

100% of Adult Learners studying Mathematics and English passed their exams in 2022 – all achieving grades between 9 and 4.

It marks an amazing end to a fantastic academic year for the College. Earlier in the year inspectors rated Burnley College’s Adult Learning provision “Outstanding.”

The College also achieved record breaking results in A Levels with double the number of A* and A grades achieved since the last time formal exams were held in 2019.

And for the 19th consecutive year the College achieved a 100% pass rate in its vocational courses.

Lynne Hardy, a mother of one from Burnley was one of the Adult Learners collecting her GCSE Mathematics and English results:


“I’m absolutely delighted. I can’t believe it. I spent the whole night worried I’d failed.

“To find out I’ve passed both – and I even beat my daughter’s English result!”

Lynne Hardy

GCSE Mathematics and English

Lynne says she returned to education so she could gain confidence.

“I’d say to anyone who’s thinking about going back into education, for whatever reason, just go for it. I did and it’s given me the confidence and courage to do so many things I never would’ve done before.”

There are multiple reasons adults return to education which could include:

  • achieve vital Maths and English qualifications
  • boost their career prospects with professional development programmes
  • prepare for university
  • enjoy a new-found hobby
  • learn a vital DIY skill.

There’s a huge range of courses available starting throughout the year and many could be fully funded*. You could even qualify for a bursary to help you buy equipment and to pay for food and more. Learn more – https://www.burnley.ac.uk/adult-home/

Neil Burrows, Assistant Principal for Adult Skills says it’s been an incredible day:


“I’m so proud of every single one of our Adult Learners.

“At Burnley College we believe everyone should have the opportunity to keep learning – whether they want to progress in their careers, to start something new or just to pick up a new hobby.

“For our Adult Learners to deliver a set of results as impressive as this is just incredible. The hard work, the passion and the dedication they have shown has been exceptional.”

Neil Burrows

Assistant Principal for Adult Skills

*There are multiple sources for funding and they can depend on geographic location, previous education history and in certain cases are means tested. Please ask to ensure you get the funds you are entitled to.