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Maths & English for a successful future

Maths and English are everywhere! They are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and to progress to your dream career. A GCSE Maths and English qualification could be the difference between being accepted onto a university course or getting a job promotion.

English can help you to:

  • Think creatively
  • Communicate with others
  • Express yourself

Maths can help you to:

  • Understand money
  • Work out calculations
  • Problem solve

Benefits of Maths and English skills

  • Employers and universities want you to have them!
  • They will help you to progress to higher level study
  • They will provide you with better job prospects
  • You will be able to access more career opportunities
  • They will help you earn more money in the future
  • They will provide you with better life opportunities

Developing your Maths and English skills at college

If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and English at school, we will support you throughout your time at college to improve your skills.

What will I study? 

If you have: You will: Additional time commitment:
Grade 9-4 in GCSE English and / or Maths Develop your skills throughout your college course None – you will have more time to spend doing enrichment and sport activities or work experience!
Grade 3 or 2 in GCSE English and / or Maths Re-sit your GSCE 3 hours a week for Maths, 3 hours a week for English and the same amount of study time at home (a total of 12 hours a week extra)
Lower than a grade 2 in GCSE English and / or Maths Study Functional Skills then progress to GSCE study 3 hours a week for Maths, 3 hours a week for English and the same amount of study time at home (a total of 12 hours a week extra)

 

What do employers think?

“There is always a need to communicate, work with data and process information into saleable goods.”

Sean Thompson, Managing Director

Ashford Orthodontics

 

“In healthcare one letter difference can be a major issue, as can a number being incorrect.”

Amanda Fair, Practice Manager

Bridge View Medical Group

 

“You need to be able to follow written procedures and carry out calculation checks.”

Andre Mills, Head of Production

Rokshaw

 

“English is important for communication skills and maths is used on a day-to-day basis for measuring, and costing.”

Geoff Scott, Social & Economic Impact Manager

Keepmoat Homes