English and Maths
English and maths are central to work and life; success in these subjects is linked to better life chances and greater achievement. It is government policy to enable as many young people as possible to improve their literacy and numeracy with the aim of gaining a GCSE grade C or the new grade 4 or above in maths and English.
Building a fantastic future
Achieving a good level of English and maths is important for your people to compete in today’s employment market. It is clear from discussions with employers that GCSE is a qualification they trust and many use it to select employees. Functional skills are also emerging as qualifications that are valued by employers, learners and the education and training sector.
Did you know…?
That English and maths at GCSE grade C or above or the new grading of 4 or above is a standard requirement to continue your education at university.