English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. GCSE Maths and English qualifications 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 and express yourself.

Maths can help you to:

Understand money, work out calculations and 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.

What will I study?

If you have a Grade 9-4 at GCSE in English and/or Maths, you will develop your skills throughout your course. You will not have a separate class, the continued development of your English and Maths knowledge is so important and relevant to your career goals.

If you have a grade 3 or 2 in GCSE English and/ or Maths you will develop your skills throughout your course. You will need to commit to studying 2 hours a week in class per English or Maths plus at least that same amount of study time at home.

If you have lower than a grade 2 in GCSE English and/ or Maths you will study Functional Skills then progress to GSCE, You will need to commit to studying 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 extra a week).