Study English and maths post-16

Any student that leaves school without a Maths and English GCSE, will be required to resit the exam as part of their on-going education. This includes individuals who are:

  • Starting a new study programme of 150 hours or more
  • Aged 16 to 18
  • Aged 19 to 25 if they have a Learning Difficulty Assessment or Education and Healthcare Plan, who do not hold a GCSE grade A*-C or equivalent qualification in maths and/or in English

In addition full time students (those on a study programme of at least 540 planned hours if age 16 to 17 or at least 450 hours if age 18) starting their study programme who have a grade D GCSE or equivalent qualification in maths and/or English must be enrolled on a GCSE or approved IGCSE qualification, rather than an approved stepping stone qualification.