If a student has not achieved a grade 4 or above in English Language and/or Mathematics, they must study these courses post-16 - a decision made by the government in the wake of the Raising Participation Age to 18 review.
This means they will attend a re-sit class for English and/or Maths and be entered to take their exams again in either November or June. Where a student attains below a Grade 3 in Maths, they will likely be entered to complete functional skills.
These are the only Level 2 qualifications offered and students will be expected to study for these resits in addition to the three Level 3 qualifications they choose. Some resit lessons may be scheduled during a period 6 lesson slot (from 3 to 4pm) and engagement with the resit classes is a condition of enrolment.