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Studying English and maths - Post 16

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If a student leaves school without gaining GCSE English and maths at Grade 4 / C or above, they're now required to continue studying these subjects, as part of their ongoing education or training.  This includes those who are:

  • Aged 16 to 18
  • Aged 19 to 25 with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan
  • Starting a new study programme of 150 hours or more


To find out more about how you can continue studying these subjects, until you obtain the required grade, speak to your school sixth form centre, college or training provider.