Colleges offering GCSEs in September 2023

Birmingham Metropolitan College

Will only be able to re-sit English and Maths alongside a Level 2 vocational course. 

Will need a minimum GCSE grade 3 to be able to re-sit.

Combined Science – Will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including Double Science, English and Maths. You will need either English or Maths at GCSE grade 4 or above.

South and City College

5 GCSE course one year course where the student will study English, Maths and Combined Science Trilogy (double award).  The student will also be required to study one of the following Psychology, Business, Physical Education or Statistics. 

A good standard of English and Maths is required to be enrolled on this course; if the student has previously studied GCSE it is expected they have achieved GCSE grade 3 in both English and Maths or Level 2 functional skills.

Can also do GCSE English and Maths or functional alongside vocational courses.

Joseph Chamberlain College

English and Maths can only be studied alongside a vocational course.

One-year course.

Requires minimum 2 x grade 4s including a grade 3 or above in GCSE English Language/Literature and grade 2 in Maths. 

Solihull College

GCSE English, Maths and Biology – part time provision route. Also, able to study English and Maths if enrolled on a full time course.

Also offering functional skills part time for 19+ students.

16-18 year olds, must have minimum GCSE grade 3 in English/Maths. 

These will be offered at 2 campuses, Blossomfield and Woodlands.

Heart of Worcestershire College


GCSE English Language (Level 2) – interview and pre-course writing task.  Must also have GCSE grade 3 and or Level 2 English Language or Literature.

GCSE in Maths (Level 2) – minimum requirements GCSE grade 3.

Cadbury 6th Form College

Students can re-take GCSE English and Maths alongside their 3 A Level or Vocational course. 

Cambridge Technical qualifications (CTEC) Level 2 are offered in Business, Health and Social Care, and Science.

Must have already achieved a GCSE grade 3 in English and Maths.

Sandwell College

GSCE English and Maths  are being offered to 16-18 year olds alongside studying for another qualification.

If the student already has GCSE grade 3 in English and Maths they must attend Maths and/or English classes to study to gain a grade 4.

If they have attained grade 2-3 or below in English and Maths, they will attend Functional Skills until they reach Level 1 then can progress onto English and Maths GCSE.

Halesowen College

English and Maths  – must have GCSE grade 3 to re-sit.          

Can only be studied alongside a vocational course.

University College Birmingham

English and Maths are offered alongside their full-time programme. 

The student must have achieved a minimum GCSE grade 3 in English and Maths.


Access Creative College

Able to study English and Maths once enrolled onto a full-time course.

Must have achieved GCSE grade 3 in English/Maths.

Birmingham Ormiston Academy

One-year GCSE resit programme taking English/Maths by the end of year 12.  Students will be given the opportunity to be entered for the November or June examinations.

Also offering a 16-19 study programmes to include English and maths.

Must have minimum GCSE grade 3.


Solihull 6th Form College

Able to take GCSE English and Maths alongside a BTEC course.

Must have a GCSE grade 3 in English or Maths to retake.

If the student has a grade 3 or below in both English Language and Maths, they will not be able to take a place within the 6th form.