IT WAS nearly 'smiles all round' at Craven College for maths and English GCSE resit results, says the college.

The Skipton-based college saw 436 16 to 18 year olds re-sit maths, and 438 re-sit English.

A further 76 aged 19 years old and over re-sat maths, and 48, English.

Overall, there was an average pass rate of 92 per cent.

Felicity Sreeves, from Cononley, was celebrating success and feeling ‘really good’ with Grade fives in both English and maths, which means she can now go on to study Childcare and Education Level Three.

Stephanie Tinsley, the college's Interim Vice Principal said: "Congratulations to all of our students who have successfully retaken their maths and or English GCSEs. "We recognise how important these results are and how hard the students have worked throughout the year."

She added: "Almost 30 per cent of our students come from school to college without a grade four or above in English and maths.

"We have a well-structured and supportive resit programme including lessons, workshops and holiday revision sessions."

For more information on the college's 'Fresh Start' programme or opportunities to resit maths and English alongside a vocational subject, visit the college;s website: or ring central admissions on 01756 693881.