How applied English could help students take off

A specially tailored English course improved performance and enjoyment

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It’s no secret that compulsory GCSE resits are causing further education colleges a major headache as they contend with scarce resources, often disaffected students, and low success rates, as seen in the most recent GCSE results only a matter of weeks ago.

According to a recent study, between the ages of 16 and 19, only 13 per cent of students in general further education colleges achieve a grade C or above when resitting English, while only 5 per cent achieve a grade C or above in maths.

One of the most persuasive themes amid calls for reform of the resit system comes from those looking for ...

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