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English and maths

At MidKent College we understand that employers and universities look for maths and English qualifications above everything else. 

We believe that everyone can be successful in maths and English and while you are at College we will do everything we can to make possible.

Study programmes are a new way of studying for 16-18 year olds, introduced by the government in 2014. Maths and English must be included as part of these study programmes and it is important that every student studies the course that is right for them. 

If you start College with a:

Grade C/grade 4 or above at GCSE: You do not have to complete a further qualification, but will undertake a project which is designed to improve your skills in English and maths. You also have the opportunity to improve your GCSE grade or to study Core maths at level 3.

Grade D or E/grade 3 at GCSE or Functional Skills level 1 or level 2: You will study GCSE.

Grade F/grade 2 at GCSE or Entry level Functional Skills: You will study Functional Skills Level 1.

Grade G/grade 1 or below: You will study Entry level Functional Skills

No previous qualifications: The appropriate level of study will be identifed for you.

You will also undertake an initial and a diagnostic assessment so that we know what you already understand and where you need to learn more. This will help all our staff tailor your programme to your needs.

Maths and English Centres

In September 2015 we introduced specialist maths and English centres at each of our campuses.  These areas are themed for maths and English and each classroom will have resources to encourage students and develop their skills.  There is also a drop in hub where you can practise what you have learned, pick up work you have missed or seek extra support. The hubs are staffed by our Learning Support Practitioners, working alongside our experienced teachers to provide whatever help you need.

Maths and English relevant to you

Alongside your maths and English lessons, your vocational teachers will make sure that you learn about the particular maths and English needed for your chosen career. This might be how to write a business report, how to convert foreign exchange, how to work out the number of bricks needed to build a wall or simply how to spell that tricky specialist vocabulary. So whether you are an aspiring scientist, plumber, vet or hairdresser you will understand how maths and English will help you in your career.