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English and maths Courses

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.

Fatima Benbekhti

Fatima Benbekhti

English, ESOL for life, maths and ICT

Fatima started her learning journey in entry-level 2 speaking and listening ESOL class in 2017-18. She demonstrated an incredible passion for learning. Her hard work, commitment and positive attitude made her the top student in the group.

Fatima said the College has helped her to “break language barriers” and “opened doors” for her to be able to talk about her career at the age of 60.

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GCSE Adult Pathway – C0143

Course Code: C0143

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Designed for mature students, our one-year intensive GCSE pathway course will help you secure the five GCSEs required to progress onto access courses, other level 3 courses or an apprenticeship. With support from your personal tutor, experienced teaching staff and access to our facilities, we'll help you to secure your dream career pathway.

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English Language Online GCSE level 2 – C6663

Course Code: C6663

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 03 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • map Campus DISTANCE

If you're looking to improve on your grade or take an English GCSE for the first time, this distance learning course will help you towards your goals with added flexibility. Come into your exam fully prepared, as well as building your written and spoken English skills for progression in further education and employment.

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English GCSE Adult Evening – C6525

Course Code: C6525

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 07 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.75 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Develop your writing, reading and communication skills to take you forward with your education. A GCSE in English is required by all higher education and our level 3 access courses, and will benefit your everyday life. Study a range of modules through our part-time evening course that works around your personal commitments.

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English Literature GCSE – C2927

Course Code: C2927

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 08 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.75 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Open up opportunities by completing a GCSE in English Literature. Through a wide range of texts, you will study classical literature written by Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte. We will help you develop the skills required to critically analyse, evaluate and compare texts, all of which will help you complete end of year exams.

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Core Mathematics level 3 – C6995

Course Code: C6995

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 23 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Core maths is equivalent to an AS level and will allow you to gain a level 3 maths qualification, alongside your chosen area of study. You can also gain important, additional UCAS points if you are hoping to go on to higher education. This course is only available to full time Leicester College students.

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Mathematics GCSE Online – C6996

Course Code: C6996

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 30 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Fit studying for a maths GCSE around your existing commitments with online study. During the year you will progress through maths study, including subjects like numbers; algebra; geometry; probability and statistics; and ratios to give you the knowledge and skills needed to sit the GCSE maths exams at the end of the year.

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English Functional Skills Adult – P0180

Course Code: P0180

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration Various
  • map Campus Various

Study online from the safety of your home. Functional skills English will set you on track for further studies or help you to get into work, or progress in your chosen area of work.

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Maths Functional Skills Adult – P0181

Course Code: P0181

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration Various
  • map Campus Various

Study online from the safety of your home. Functional skills maths will set you on track for further studies or help you to get into work, or progress in your chosen area of work.

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