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 creativelyCommunicate with othersExpress yourself

Maths can help you to:

Understand moneyWork out calculationsProblem 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 in GCSE English and/ or Maths, you will develop your skills throughout your course. You won't have to commit any more time to studying, you will spend lots of time doing enrichment and sport activities or work experience!

If you have a grade 3 or 2 in GCSE English and/ or Maths you will develop your skills throughout your course. You will have to commit to 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).

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).