Twenty years after failing her exam, Charlene decided to study GCSE Maths online and this time she passed!
I always used to hear people say, "you either get Maths, or you don't". And I truly believed that I was one of those people who just didn't get Maths.
Leading up to my GCSE exams, which was over 20 years ago, I knew I was totally unprepared for my Maths exam.
I tried having extra lessons, but it was too late, and I had already convinced myself that I was just going to fail…which I did. But that didn't matter, did it? I was sure that I wouldn't need Maths.
Eighteen years later, I’m now married and with two young children. I decided I wanted to work in a school and realised that I would need my Maths GCSE to pursue my change in career.
The first thing that came to my mind was it was too late and that I was too old to do my GCSEs!
The very idea of studying Maths and attending college scared that life out of me. It was so daunting, and I shrugged the idea off.
However, my husband suggested I do an online course and that's when I came across ICS Learn.
I enrolled in March 2017 and wrote my final exam in June 2018. And guess what? I passed!
Getting my result has been one of the most exciting moments of my life and I could not have done it without the support of ICS Learn and especially my tutor Melissa Lieberman.
Her online lessons were easy to follow, interactive and fun and I actually used to look forward to them. Not at all like when I was at school.
This whole experience has shown me that I am capable, and I am one of those people who gets Maths. Thank you ICS Learn.