GCSEs

Maths & English Skills


Our GCSE re-sits are available to students both during the daytime where timetables permit, or as a twilight option

Learning


As part of the Government’s drive to improve standards of Maths and English, the College will ensure that every student has the opportunity to achieve in these key subject areas to at least Level 2. In doing so the you will enhance your employment and Higher Education progression routes as learners will leave College with a higher skills base.


In Line with National Government Plans


1. Learners with a GCSE in Maths or English at Grade 3 (D Grade) will re-sit this subject as compulsory one GCSE per year.

2. Learners with a GCSE in Maths orEnglish at Grade E or below will take a Functional Skill in Maths or English (or both) at an appropriate level working towards Level 2.

Maths and English will be studied alongside the main core qualification. In studying these subjects learners will be provided with close support to ensure they are successful. Class sizes will be small in order to ensure close teacher contact.



Offers a Second Chance at GCSEs



Our GCSE programme is suitable for those not wanting to pursue a level 2 vocational programme. As a general benchmark you will have already achieved a D grade in Maths and English. We would expect you to undertake a study of a minimum of 5 GCSEs plus independent study to qualify as a full time student. Each subject is delivered in three hours a week, using a variety of teaching and learning methods with the focus on exam practise, in order to aid your challenge of achieving 4+ (C+) grades in one year.

We have excellent pass rates at GCSE, our English GCSE Re-sits graded A-C this year were 46%, some 20 percentage points above the national average!


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