Achieving an up-to-date formal qualification will demonstrate that you have the English and Maths skills that prospective employers are looking for. These will give you an advantage when you apply for employment.

These will give you an advantage when you apply for employment.

Newham College is committed to ensuring every student is sufficiently supported in their efforts to achieve grade C / 4 or above in English and Maths. This corresponds with government policy.

If you join Newham College with a GCSE grade D / 3 in either English or Maths, you will be expected to re-sit whichever GCSE exam you still need to pass with a grade C / 4 result. If you have grade E / 2 or lower when you join, we will advise you to work towards gaining the grade C / 4 by studying Functional Skills as part of your course timetable.

​This will enable you to reach the necessary standards. If you need to, you can also retake your English and Maths GCSEs with us on our evening re-sit programme. You can choose one of two pathways in Science or Social Science. Please note the GCSE Science and GCSE Social Science pathways are only open to 16–18 year olds.

The course introduced new elements and units that I found interesting and challenging. The teachers are experienced and give relevant and helpful advice, which has has really helped me get good GCSE grades. The College also has excellent business links, enabling me to go on trips and work experience placements. After college I plan to go to East Anglia University to study Accounting and Finance, or go on to a Higher Apprenticeship.
Norris Owusu GCSE Maths