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International GCSE Student Stories: Raluca | International GCSE English Review

The one thing standing between Raluca and her career dreams was a qualification. She studied International GCSE English Language and is now one step closer to achieving her plans.

When I moved to London five years ago, I thought that I wanted to work in hospitality for my entire life and build my career around that.

Last year I started to have second thoughts about my occupation.

I have always been passionate about nutrition and healthy lifestyles and I decided that I would like to go to university and study Nutritional Science.

After applying to my chosen university, I was informed that in order to be admitted, I needed to pass the English GCSE exam.

I started researching for online English GCSE courses. As I was working full time and most of the days, my availability would not have allowed me to take evening classes, so it had to be a flexible type of course.

I found ICS Learn after hours of searching for the perfect course. When most of the courses had a deadline entry and I had to follow a timetable, with ICS Learn I had the freedom to study at my own pace and in my own time from home.

I called and the person over the phone was extremely friendly and helpful and I enrolled straight away.

Throughout my course, Ingrid, my English tutor has been extremely helpful. I always received very constructive feedback which I took on board and that helped me to achieve my goal.

In the meantime, I have received a conditional offer from the University and I had to pass my GCSE with a minimum of D or equivalent in order to get in.

I have passed my English GCSE with an 8 and I could not believe my eyes when I received the results.

The staff has been absolutely amazing, especially when all the summer exams were cancelled due to Covid19.

There were updates made regularly on the website with the latest Government guidelines and news in regards the exams and I am very grateful that I had the chance to get a grade, despite the cancellations.

I am now doing a Foundation year in Chemistry and next year I will start my degree. I am extremely happy to be one step closer to achieving my dream.

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