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GCSEs/Functional Skills English & Maths




English and maths qualifications are essential, with many higher education institutions and employers demanding a high level of understanding in both subjects.

If you are 16-18 and studying a full-time programme at the college, our aim is to ensure that you leave college having achieved the best English and maths grades you can. Classes are timetabled to fit in with your main study programme and you will be in a group that is at the right level for you, based on your prior experience and grades. All students will be working towards attaining the equivalent of grade 4/5 (grade C) or above at GCSE.

If you are 19+ you may be able to take English or maths at GCSE or Functional Skills, however places are limited and subject to you meeting a minimum standard as outlined below. Please speak to a member of the English and maths team for more information. 

• Achieved grades 9 - 4 (or A*- C) at GCSE?
You will not be required to study additional English and maths – instead you will be carrying out independently directed learning

• Achieved grade 2 or 3 (or E/D) at GCSE or Level 1 in Functional Skills?
You will be enrolled onto a GCSE course and work towards gaining a minimum grade 4.

• Achieved a grade 1 (or F/G) at GCSE or Entry Functional Skills?
You will be enrolled to study Functional Skills in English and maths at an appropriate level. Functional Skills are designed to support your knowledge and skills development to prepare for progress onto GCSEs.



To apply for a course, please click on the (i) 'Courses' Tab on the right or scroll down (if using mobile), (ii) Select your level & choose your course and (iii) Click on the 'Apply Now' button on the desired course page.