79-year old Val Bannister has achieved an A grade in Additional Science, nine years after retiring aged 70.
Since retiring she has also done 3 A-Levels in Geography, Geology and Archaeology as well as 2 GCSEs in Maths and General Science. She says doing the courses has been about "taking my brain to the gym!"
– Val Bannister
Many thanks to Chilton Trinity School, Bridgwater, who of recent years have made both Maths and Science available for parents and other adults in the locality. I never had the chance to do Science at school because of a post-war teacher shortage and had always felt I'd missed out. Thanks, Chilton Trinity.
75-year-old Rita Stockley is also celebrating her GCSE results. The septuagenarian from Bristol achieved an A* in French today, 3 years after gaining an A* in Spanish. She now says she wants to learn Italian.