T Levels English and maths
Achieving a level 2 qualification in both English and maths (either GCSE grade 9 to 4 or Level 2 Functional Skills) helps students to progress to further study, training and skilled employment. The maths and English condition of funding ensures all 16- to 19-year-olds have the best chance of achieving this standard.
For the T Level Transition Programme, students who did not achieve English and/or maths GCSE grade 4 at Key Stage 4 are required to continue studying as per the condition of funding.
T Level students are also subject to the condition of funding in the same way as students on other post 16 study programmes. Plus, each T Level has English, maths and digital skills from the General Competency Framework embedded within the content.
Therefore, it is essential all students progressing onto a T Level are equipped with the English and maths skills they need to succeed.
Qualifications available from Pearson are listed below:
Functional Skills qualifications
Pearson’s English and maths Functional Skills can play a vital role in supporting your students meet the Level 2 GCSE / Functional Skills T Level requirement. They offer an ideal entry route for students who have not yet attained, providing them with a solid foundation of transferable English and maths skills on which to build throughout their T Level programme.
Entry 1 to Level 2 English and maths Functional Skills qualifications
Suitable for students of all ages, they are also an accepted part of all Apprenticeship standards and frameworks in England.
Our offer includes a range of improved assessment, delivery and administration support services that enable you to tailor learning plans to target individual and cohort weaknesses. Plus, our Post 16 English and maths Sector Manager creates a huge amount of content giving you on-going advice, guidance, and support; this includes monthly blogs, podcasts, online webinar events, and resource materials.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Our ESOL qualifications support learners whose first language is not English, helping them gain the communication skills needed to progress in the workplace, education and beyond. They are available from Entry 1 to Level 2.
GCSE English and maths
Pearson offer two GCSE (9-1) English Language qualifications:
For this GCSE Pearson provides specific specification and qualification support for your post 16 re-sits. Our package of support includes a substantial number of support resources, including a one-year post 16 delivery planner which you can find in the Getting Started Guide.
This new GCSE (9–1) English Language qualification has been designed to engage and motivate students through a choice of contemporary texts, relatable modern themes, and real-world writing tasks.
We are offering this GCSE as an alternative option to our current GCSE English Language (1EN0), not as a replacement.
Pearson (9-1) Mathematics
Pearson provides specific specification and qualification support for your post 16 re-sits. Our package of support has been designed with you and your post 16 students in mind and includes a substantial number of support resources. A good place to start is our Making a Start Guide which takes you through initial diagnostics, accessing the November re-sit series, the use of Examiner Reports, ResultsPlus and Exam Wizard, and support on specific topics and schemes of work.