At NHC, we are here to help you discover what you want your future to look like and how you get there.
That means helping you build your skills and knowledge as part of your study programme. It also means helping you make sure that you’ve got the broader set of skills that your future employers want – including maths and English.
If you’re a student aged 16 to 18 and haven’t yet achieved maths and English qualifications, you’ll study a GCSE or Functional Skills maths and English course in addition to your vocational qualification sessions. You’ll be enrolled onto one of the following routes:
We run lots of activities and competitions to reward you for your attendance and engagement with maths and English. Equally, you won’t be allowed to continue attending vocational sessions if you’re not actively engaged with M&E.
From 2017, new GCSEs in English language, English literature and maths were graded 9 to 1, with 9 being the top grade comparable to a very high A* and 4 being comparable to a low C grade. The new grading structure will be applied to other GCSE subjects in 2018 and 2019.
The table below will help you understand the new grading system:
|Current grading structure||Old grading structure|
|9, 8, 7||A*, A|
|6, 5, 4||B, C|
|3, 2, 1||D, E, F, G|
We also run part time maths and English courses, so if you are looking for a course to help you improve your maths or English skills as well as your employability skills, we have the course for you. See here for more information.
We spend a lot of time in the classroom talking to you about why maths and English are really important, and all the ways you’re going to need them in your career and in everyday life.
Here’s some examples of how you use maths and English in your every day life: