English and maths
Most employers and universities ask for a minimum of GCSE grade 4/C in English and maths.
Employment – Good GCSE grades in English and maths could earn add around £2,000 more a year more to your salary
University – Could be the difference in whether or not you get a place at the University of your Choice.
I’ve got English and/or maths at grade:
9- 4 (A-C) or Functional Skills at Level 2 – You won’t need to do any additional English and maths, but you will do some independent learning.
2 or 3 (D-E) or Functional Skills at Level 1 – You’ll study on a GCSE course and aim for at least a grade 4 or Functional Skills at Level 2.
1 (F-G) or Entry Level Functional Skills – You’ll study Functional Skills English and maths at a level that’s right for you, with the aim of developing your knowledge and skills. This will prepare you for progression to GCSE.
A good level of English and maths helps you with real-life skills, from communicating more effectively to having a better understanding of your finances.
English and maths are actually good for you!
Studies show these subjects are linked to better physical and mental health and a longer life.