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English and Maths skills

Good English and Maths skills will be a huge help to you when looking for jobs. Employers are always looking for these attributes and often use English and Maths qualifications to pick people for interview when selecting new staff. With a good level of English and Maths, you are more likely to find employment, earn more and progress in education and at work.

Remember, you are not alone if you do not gain GCSEs at A* - C in English and Maths. Around four out of 10 teenagers face the same situation and often a fresh start at College helps. If you are 16 to 19-years-old and in this position, you will re-take your English and Maths qualifications through Functional Skills or GCSEs with us, alongside your new College course. If you are over 19 years of age, you will be encouraged to do the same.

If you already have a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths, you will continue to develop your skills during your classroom sessions and assessments.

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Asa Peach
Level 3 Sport

Being able to re-take my GCSEs at Writtle University College meant that I was able to go on to Higher Education, which improves the job opportunities open to me.

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Kara Hensher-Wombwell
Level 2 Animal Care

Being able to re-take my Level 2 English and Maths at Writtle means that I am able to go on to study Veterinary Nursing, which has always been my dream.

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Paul Downer
Managing Director, Oak View Landscapes

Good English and Maths grades are fundamental to young people's employment prospects as these are skills that are extremely important to businesses. Therefore, ensuring that all young people leave education with good GCSEs in English and Maths is a high priority for employers.

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Julia Smith
Former Chair of the Board of Governors at WUC

College is a second chance to gain decent GCSE grades in Maths and English. You will earn, on average, £5,000 per year more with a C grade Maths than without it - learn it then earn it.

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English and Maths Quick Guide 2020/21