The Academy, in partnership with Loughborough College, offers Maths and English to all of our full-time students who are still working towards their A*-C GCSE. There are two paths provided for our students: Functional Skills and GCSE re-sit.
Functional Skills is a comprehensive course that looks at the 'functional' side of Maths and English. It focuses on providing realistic contexts, scenarios and problems; specific tasks that are relevant to students; problem solving; and the applications of knowledge, skills and understanding for a purpose. Students will have the opportunity to gain an industry-recognised qualification. This qualification is aimed at students who have received a GCSE grade F or below, and it is our mission to use this qualification to help students move towards attaining a GCSE grade C.
We also offers all students studying full-time provision the opportunity to re-take GCSE Maths and English, providing they have already achieved a D or E grade qualification or Level 2 Functional Skills. The benefit of re-sitting these subjects is to achieve a GCSE C grade, often preferred by universities and future employers.
All of our Maths and English tutors are specialist subject tutors.
I am very impressed with the education my son has received over the last year and also the opportunity he now has to progress onto the higher education Blended Degree programme. Over the past year he has had the opportunity to play in the FA Youth Cup and also got selected for the 1st team where he scored two goals on his full debut v Worcester City. A great place for Zak to learn both on and off the pitch.
Donna Goodson - Mother of 2nd Year Academy player Zak Goodson