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English and Maths


English and Maths are an essential part of your studies here at Doncaster College and can sometimes be a real barrier for the future if you don’t have a pass. Employers and Universities really value those vital grades so it’s important we help you achieve them

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies here at Doncaster College and can sometimes be a real barrier for the future if you don’t have a pass. Employers and Universities really value those vital grades so it’s important we help you achieve them

If you don’t have a pass in either or both subjects then don’t worry! As an important part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving a 9 – 4 (A* – C) with the help of our specialist tutors, alongside studying your chosen subject with us.

If you have a grade 3 or 2 (D or E) in either/both subjects, you’ll be enrolled onto our GCSE programme. If this is not the case, you may be enrolled onto a more suitable Functional Skills programme, which will still teach you the same skills needed for everyday life, studies and employment.

Why Study English and Maths

  1. Improve your chances of getting into university; most universities look for at least 4/Cs in GCSE English and Maths.
  2. Increase your potential earnings. People with good GCSE grades in English and Maths also earn approximately £2,000 more than those who don’t.
  3. Support you with day to day life by teaching you skills which can help you understand your finances,  communication and gain you a better understanding of current issues including politics and current affairs.

Success story

Alena Kuzmich started studying GCSE English to improve her language skills as her first language is Russian. After a year of hard work, Alena achieved maximum marks for her incredible piece of imaginative writing, and has now gone on to study GCSE Maths.

“I chose to study my GCSE’s because without them, I’ll struggle. I’ve realised how important they are; it’s what employers look for and I just like studying!” – Alena Kuzmich.