GCSE resits: how to fix post-16 English and maths

Five ways to fix the GSCE resits situation for colleges

The FE sector supports the government policy to increase the number of young people who achieve level 2 English and maths by the age 19.

But, say Catherine Sezen and Eddie Playfair, senior policy managers at the Association of Colleges, supporting learners to reach this level this can feel like a thankless task.

Pass rates for GCSE resits at 17 and 18 remain low, and functional skills entries continue to fall as colleges are increasingly entering all students for GCSE.

This, they say, is hardly surprising given that moving from grade 2 GCSE to passing level 1 functional skills currently ...

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