Adult Education - Learning In Adulthood

I've mentioned in past blogs that I'm not so good at maths and sometimes struggle to help the children with their maths homework (I usually end up passing them over to their Dad who is fantastic with all things maths-related).

It's something that bothers me and I often find myself thinking about the possibility of redoing my maths GCSE, but for some reason I always end up talking myself out of it. 

When I saw this infographic from Oxford Open Learning it made me realise that learning in adulthood is actually quite common and is more simple than I thought it would be! 

Now I'm thinking of changing my 3-year-plan to a 4-year-plan so I can include a Maths GCSE course.

Oxford Open Learning Adult Education

This post was written in collaboration with Oxford Open Learning.

What are your thoughts on learning in adulthood? I'd love to hear from you.


  1. For years after leaving school I did loads of adult ed courses Kate. My Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy was done via Adult Ed (perhaps you should look at doing that as equivalent to GCSE).

    Good luck xx

    1. Thanks for the info Shaz, I will look into it! x

  2. I did the majority of my learning in adulthood - I really struggled at secondary school but plugged away at it all later over the years and was actually much better at it when I was older!

    1. That's what I was thinking, that I would probably pay more attention and therefore find it easier now I'm older. Thank you for sharing your experience!


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