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English and Maths

English and Maths

English and Maths are essential for your future. When you join us, if you do not have a minimum of a GCSE grade C/4 and above in either, you will have to retake alongside your studies. This will be through GCSE classes or Functional Skills in English and/or Maths if you are below a level 2.

English is the third largest spoken language in the world, with over 1.5 billion speakers globally. If you speak English as a second language and want to improve your reading, writing, spelling and maths skills, our full time ESOL course is designed to help you. The course is open to all levels and abilities.

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Career Opportunities

Most employers and universities are now asking for a minimum of a GCSE grade C/4 in English and Maths, making it very important to pass these subjects. Once you have passed both, you will be in a position to take the opportunities that life has to offer.


  • 23,000+ books, journals and magazines in The Learning Hub
  • PCs with Windows 7 and a range of software 
  • Apple Macs with a range of software
  • Online resources available to access from home
  • Laptops available for students to borrow
  • Printers, scanners, USB sticks and headphones available

Our English & Maths Hub is also open to students for extra support.

As part of ESOL Skills for Life, you will have a personal tutor who will have regular tutorials with you.

The college were absolutely wonderful with their support, they really helped me with in class support and one to one sessions
Alex Robey
Basingstoke College of Technology I 2018