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Adult Maths & English

Welcome to the Buxton & Leek College English and maths family, where you will discover a professional and friendly team of tutors who are experts in their chosen subjects.  You will be made to feel at ease with your study, motivated and engaged, whether you choose on campus or online learning.

We offer GCSEs and Functional Skills in both English and maths, at our Leek, Buxton and Derby (Kedleston road) Campuses.

In we will also be offering first Fast track courses in both GCSE English and maths (applications closed for this year). The programmes are specifically designed for self-motivated learners who would like to work through the courses at a  condensed, fast paced curriculum delivered by a specialist tutor face-to-face.  This is an intensive programme and learners must be committed and focussed.

To find out more about the wide range of courses starting this year click here!

At Buxton and Leek College, we have an excellent reputation for our post-16 and adult English and maths results, this year performing at an incredible 12.5% above the national average in GCSE English and at a truly spectacular 19.1% above average achievement in maths.  You can read more about our success here.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ENGLISH AND MATHS COURSES

Functional Skills are qualifications in English and maths that equip learners with the basic practical skills required in everyday life, education and the workplace.

Functional Skills on campus is delivered in a classroom environment, you can take your exam during the year at a time when your tutor has assessed you are ready to be entered for your exam.

GCSE English Language is a flexible specification that is assessed through exams and controlled assessments.  It covers the functional elements of English as well as creative writing, speaking and listening.

GCSE maths is designed to reflect an increased focus on applying mathematics in context, problem-solving and reasoning.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED AND ACHIEVE A QUALIFICATION?

Functional Skills English and maths are assessed through an exam accredited by Pearsons.

GCSE English Language is assessed through an exam accredited by AQA.  There are 2 papers to sit in May/June.

GCSE maths is assessed through an exam accredited by AQA.  There are 3 papers to sit in May/June.

At the beginning of your course a tutor will discuss assessments and examinations in more detail.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COST

If you didn’t achieve an English or maths GCSE grade 4 (or above) or a Grade C (or above) then you do not need to pay for a GCSE or Functional Skills course in these subjects.  If you have already achieved a grade 4 or above in English or maths, and wish to retake the qualification to improve your grade, you will not be eligible for funding and there will be a cost for the course which you will be required to pay.

GCSE – Upon completion of your application a tutor will be in contact, to provide you with the appropriate advice and guidance regarding your chosen GCSE subject.

Functional Skills – If you choose to study Functional Skills on campus you will undertake an initial and diagnostic assessment that will provide an indication of your starting level.  A tutor will discuss the outcome of your assessments and your starting level in greater depth when you have completed them.

(Please note we offer Entry Levels, Level 1 and Level 2 on campus).

ORGANISATION

If you are an organisation who is interested in learning more about our adult courses and how we can support you, please contact our enquiry line for further information contact us on 0800 074 0099.