Maths and English

Developing skills in English and mathematics is an essential ingredient to gaining employment, enhancing life skills and your future earnings.  If you are aged 16-18 and studying full time, these components will be at the core of your study programme at Lakes College, alongside your vocational qualification.

If you have a GCSE C grade/grade 4 or higher you will continue to develop English and mathematics skills through your vocational programme, or possibly be involved in our core mathematics course.

If you have a GCSE grade D/grade 3 in mathematics, English or both then you will study and resit these subjects to progress to a GCSE grade C/grade 4 level.

If you have a GCSE grade E/grade 2 or below, you will study Functional Skills in either or both mathematics and English.

Maths and English GCSE at a C grade/grade 4 or equivalent is often a requirement for employment, apprenticeships and entry to University level education.

As these subjects could potentially be a limiting factor in your future success and employment opportunities, the college endeavours to make these subjects as engaging, accessible and relevant to your area of study as possible, no matter what your ability. In exchange for this we expect your full commitment in terms of attendance, effort and ambition for achievement.