The Importance of GCSE Math and English: Achieving Grade C and Beyond

People with good GCSE grades in English and Math are likely to earn around £2,000 more than those who don't. This is why many higher education institutions already offer courses in these two subjects, as they are seen as integral elements in being considered employable. However, some students may struggle to pass the exams on their second or third attempt, leaving them feeling like their achievement is worthless. In addition, with the recent changes in funding for post-16 education, many sixth-grade schools and universities are facing budget cuts of up to 15%.

This policy has caused some concern over how the new initiative will be financed, as an estimated 1,000 additional English and 1,100 mathematics teachers will be needed. It is very important that students who do not earn a grade of C or higher in these subjects are able to continue studying and improve their grades. Without good math and English GCSEs, it can be difficult to get your foot in the door for many job opportunities. As a general rule, most universities expect at least some C's in GCSE, especially in mathematics, English, and sometimes science.

On a more serious level, crime can also become a problem, as 65% of adult inmates have little mathematical skills. This aversion to math and English subjects is causing many people to miss a lot of opportunities in recent years, but it is also affecting people in terms of their mental health and well-being. Therefore, it is not surprising that qualifications in mathematics and English are often a barrier to accessing employment opportunities. Most employers expect people to have good math and English GCSEs and, without this, it can be difficult to get your foot in the door.

The government should provide increased funding, focus on smaller classes, and allow schools the freedom to move away from the curriculum when it suits the needs of their students. Whether you have a clear idea of the career path you want to pursue or you keep your options open, the results of your GCSE greatly affect your higher education and future career plans. When it comes to taking exams, especially GCSEs, it is important to review each topic and module in as much detail as possible to achieve a high score. This is because English and mathematics subjects encompass basic and underlying principles that are developed in the real world around us. Understanding mathematics is important because it allows people to take complex processes and make them more manageable, by applying structures, patterns, and rules.

Therefore, studying and understanding English and mathematics is important for your self-esteem, and children and adults with these skills are more likely to take on new challenges and pursue their ambitions.

Shahid Lakha
Shahid Lakha

Shahid Lakha is a seasoned educational consultant with a rich history in the independent education sector and EdTech. With a solid background in Physics, Shahid has cultivated a career that spans tutoring, consulting, and entrepreneurship. As an Educational Consultant at Spires Online Tutoring since October 2016, he has been instrumental in fostering educational excellence in the online tutoring space. Shahid is also the founder and director of Specialist Science Tutors, a tutoring agency based in West London, where he has successfully managed various facets of the business, including marketing, web design, and client relationships. His dedication to education is further evidenced by his role as a self-employed tutor, where he has been teaching Maths, Physics, and Engineering to students up to university level since September 2011. Shahid holds a Master of Science in Photon Science from the University of Manchester and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Bath.