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GCSE Student Stories: Amanda



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Amanda enrolled on a GCSE Maths course with us to pave her way to a university course. She achieved a grade 4 and is off to study at her chosen university.


My name is Amanda, I signed up with ICS Learn in September 2018 to prepare for my GCSE Maths higher tier exam which I sat to write in June 2019.

Being a mature student and not having studied for many years before that, my goal in enrolling with ICS Learn was to get a grade 4 in GCSE Maths to allow me to go on and study Business and Management in university.

Having worked in business as an Office Manager, I felt it was the right time for career change. My ultimate goal is to get a degree so that I can eventually work in the financial services industry.

I chose ICS Learn because I wanted to study online as I was also studying for an Access to Higher Education Diploma part time during the day.

I am happy to say I managed to achieve my goal of getting a grade 4 in Maths and am off to university in September 2019. I do not think my success would have been possible without ICS Learn.

When I first started with ICS Learn I had reservations about how I was going to manage my time as I my daily schedule was hectic between college assignments and being a single mum. However, the many different resources on the ICS Learn website made that very easy.

Also, I managed to pay for my course in instalments as I was not working and on benefits.

I had access to the student handbook to navigate my account, recorded video sessions on different topics as well access to textbooks for practice questions.

With all these resources I had no need for tutor support as everything I needed was available and easy to understand.

The study plan on the website was especially helpful as it allowed me to plan my time and check my progress.

Based on my experience I would definitely recommend studying with ICS Learn.


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