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Yep eat GCSE retakes are crippling us and demotivating the learners. Used to be ok with functional skills. Most grade D & E learners realise their is an issue with requiring everyone to be average and are resigned to failing again.
But we also have lots like your son
I was hoping ds's college would offer it - he hasn't done any maths since Y11 (got a B) and is hopefully going off to do a BSc next year. A post 16 qualification without having to do AS/A2 would have been perfect.
Our FE college is struggling however trying to cope with all the GCSE retakes so in terms of timetabling it would be a logistical nightmare - not to mention the dearth in maths teachers.
Seeking advice from admin tutors etc
What do you think of the new core Maths qualifications?
Should we teaching these at FE?
If a student applied for a course that required GCSE B, but they had GCSE C and core Maths would you consider them.
It would be teamed with something like a L3 BTEC
Should I put together a course and put it in the prospectus for next year?