English and maths

English and Maths

If you’re aged 16-18, are planning to study with us and haven’t got GCSE English and/or maths at grade 4 (C) you will need to retake these alongside your main subject. The exam resits aren’t unique to Leicester College. The government now requires all young people to stay in education or training until the age of 18 (apprenticeships are included), no matter where you go or what you study, you will have to continue with English and maths GCSE classes.

If you left school some time ago, it’s not too late to get your vital GCSE qualifications with us. We offer free English and maths functional skills at level 1 and 2, and GCSE classes for adults at various sites across the city. A functional skills qualification at level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE. We also have experienced teachers on hand who are used to helping learners in exactly your situation: in summer 2016, we saw 1,698 candidates through their GCSE English and maths exams, our biggest-ever cohort.

Who are Leicester College's English and maths courses for?

Anyone who doesn’t yet hold these qualifications. Government statistics say that those with 5 good GCSEs earn £80,000 more over their working lives. So whether your dream is to attend university or enter straight into the world of work once you have completed your studies with us, your English and maths GCSEs will only help you on your way.

Further Information

GCSEs are now awarded a number from 9 to 1 (9 is the highest grade) instead of A* to G grades. Leicester College accepts a grade 4 as equivalent to the old C grade.

Belinda Thompson

Belinda Thompson

Maths & English Level 2

I used to suffer from anxiety and wanted to gain some confidence, therefore I enrolled on the English and Maths courses in order to try secure employment. I really enjoyed the courses and look forward to the future.

English Functional Skills Adult

Course Code: P0180

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration Various
  • Campus Various

We offer a range of English courses for you to improve your skills and confidence in reading, writing and spoken communication as well as the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in functional skills. You can work at all levels, from beginner to level 2, and our classes are offered across the city […]

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English Functional Skills Adult

Course Code: P0180

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration Various
  • Campus Various

We offer a range of English courses for you to improve your skills and confidence in reading, writing and spoken communication as well as the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in functional skills. You can work at all levels, from beginner to level 2, and our classes are offered across the city […]

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English GCSE Adult

Course Code: P0172

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration Various
  • Campus Various

This is a very fast paced course for 19+yrs adults who have not previously achieved an A* – C grade (or level 9-4) in GCSE English. This course is not to facilitate a duplicate GCSE at a grade higher if you already have achieved a grade A* – C (or level 4). There will […]

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English GCSE Adult

Course Code: P0172

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration Various
  • Campus Various

This is a very fast paced course for 19+yrs adults who have not previously achieved an A* – C grade (or level 9-4) in GCSE English. This course is not to facilitate a duplicate GCSE at a grade higher if you already have achieved a grade A* – C (or level 4). There will […]

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English GCSE Adult Evening

Course Code: C6525

  • Start Date 10 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.75 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a very fast paced, intensive course for 19+yrs adults who have not previously achieved an A* – C grade (or level 9-4) in GCSE English. This course is not intended to achieve a duplicate GCSE at a grade higher if you already have achieved a grade A* – C (or level 4). This […]

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Course Code: C0104

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

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Maths Functional Skills Adult

Course Code: P0181

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration Various
  • Campus Various

We offer a range of maths courses for you to improve your skills and confidence in all areas of maths as well as the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in functional skills. You can work at all levels, from beginner to level 2, and our classes are offered across the city as […]

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Maths Functional Skills Adult

Course Code: P0181

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration Various
  • Campus Various

We offer a range of maths courses for you to improve your skills and confidence in all areas of maths as well as the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in functional skills. You can work at all levels, from beginner to level 2, and our classes are offered across the city as […]

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Maths GCSE Adult

Course Code: P0173

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration Various
  • Campus Various

This is a very fast paced course for 19+yrs adults who have not previously achieved a A*-C grade (level 4 or higher) in GCSE maths. This course is not to facilitate a duplicate GCSE at a grade higher if you already have achieved a grade A*-C. There will be a choice of morning or […]

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