Your Study Programme

If you’re aged 16-18 and are planning to study full time with us, you will be enrolled on a study programme that’s tailored to your individual needs. You will be assigned a tutor; you will do work experience; you’ll have access to extra-curricular activities (such as sports sessions and trips); and, if you don’t have a 4/C in your English and maths GCSEs, you will also be required to continue studying these subjects and re-take your exams.

The exam resits aren’t unique to Leicester College. As 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.

How Leicester College Can Help

We 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.

Government statistics say that those with 5 good GCSEs earn £80,000 more over their working lives, and 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.

The New Number GCSE Grades

You’ve probably already heard that from summer 2017, English and maths GCSEs will no longer be graded A*-G. Instead, you’ll be awarded a number from 1 to 9. Leicester College will accept a grade 4 as equivalent to the old C grade. From 2018 and 2019, the rest of the GCSE subjects will be graded in the new way too. You can see the numerical system outlined on the conversion chart below, or you can click here to find out more.


GCSE conversion chart