Chiswick Mum top of the class

"Bravissimo" for Anthea Parker in her Italian GCSE

Anthea Parker of Chiswick, a mother of two children aged 16 and 20 and a full-time Barrister has been awarded one of the top five marks in GCSE Italian out of 3,921 candidates who sat the exam this summer. Anthea, who loves languages, decided to learn to speak Italian when she arranged to go on holiday to Italy to spend time with a friend who lives there. Her goal was to be able to converse with the Italians in their own language.

To get the ball rolling, Anthea enrolled on Richmond Adult Community College’s two week Summer School course last year. She enjoyed the course so much that she enrolled on the Italian GSCE which started in September 2002. Anthea said “I thoroughly enjoyed the course and thought it was very well taught”. Her tutor, Stefania Halley said “we are delighted with Anthea’s result. She was a clever and amusing student who kept us all entertained with her imaginative use of the language”.

RACC are keen to attract more mature students like Anthea. Students are able to choose from just over 2,000 courses held during the day, evenings and weekends. Term begins on 15 September.

For further information contact Learning Information on 020 8439 8980 / 020 8843 7921 or e-mail

September 5, 2003

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