English & Maths

 

All of our courses include English and maths; this can be promoted within your chosen vocational area i.e. the English and maths skills required to be successful on the course. If you are under the age of 19 and do not have a GCSE C/4 grade, or higher, in English and/or maths you must continue to study these subjects until you achieve a minimum of a C/4 grade or reach the age of 19. The college encourages all students who do not have a grade C/4 in English and maths, regardless of their age, to continue developing their English and/or maths skills until they achieve the C/4 grade.

You will be asked to complete an initial assessment for English and maths to enable us to enrol you onto the most appropriate English and maths course; GCSE or functional skills. 

Please click the PDF icon for more information about next year's English and Maths provision.  Icon English & Maths quick guide (245.4 KB)

Support with your English & Maths

As part of the college’s commitment to helping every students English and maths skills we have ‘The Hub’. ‘The Hub’ is staffed by specialists who can support you on a 1:1 or small group basis with English and/or maths skills that you would like to improve upon.  It you are eligible, or think you are eligible, for special exams considerations e.g. reader, scribe it is important that you make your course tutor aware so that you can be assessed by the college’s Specialist assessor in a timely manner.

GCSE Exam Dates

GCSE English Language  (AQA 8700)

Paper

Date

Duration

Explorations in creative reading and writing

4th June 2019 (am)

1hr 45m

Writers' viewpoints and perspectives

7th June 2019 (am)

1hr 45m

GCSE Mathematics (EDEXCEL 1MA1)

Paper

Date

Duration

Non-calculator

23rd May 2019

1h 30m

Calculator

6th June 2019

1h 30m

Calculator

11th June 2019

1h 30m


*From September 2017 - 2019 a grade 4 in the new 9-1 English and maths specifications will be considered as the C equivalent.

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