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!"
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.