||<p>From August 2014, students who left key stage 4 without a GCSE grade 4/C or above
(or equivalent) in English and/or maths were required to continue studying these subjects
as part of their 16-19 study programme. From the following year, students starting
a new study programme with a GCSE grade 3/D (or equivalent) in English and/or maths
had to enrol on GCSE courses only. From August 2019, students starting a new or continuing
an existing study programme with a GCSE grade 2 (or equivalent) or below can study
towards a pass in Functional Skills Level 2 or they can still study towards a GCSE
grade 4 to 9. Those with a grade 3 (or equivalent) must still study GCSE only. Providers
have the freedom to decide if and when students are ready to re-enter for an examination.</p><p>
</p><p>For years up until 2014/15 the Department published statistics on the achievement
in English and maths by students who had not achieved GCSE A*-C 2 years previously
(i.e. the 2014/15 estimates were based on those at end of key stage 4 in 2012/13).
From 2015/16, figures are based on students at the end of their 16-18 study (up to
3 years of study)<a href="https://educationgovuk.sharepoint.com/sites/cd/c/WorkplaceDocuments/Written%20PQ%20Team/Written%20PQ%20-%202017-19%20drafts/255399%20QC%20200519.docx#_ftn1"
target="_blank"><sup><sup></sup></sup></a>. This means that figures for 2014/15
and earlier are not directly comparable to those for later years.</p><p> </p><p>The
tables attached show the number of students in further education colleges, in England,
from 2012/13 to 2017/18 who did not achieve a grade 4/C or equivalent in English or
maths at key stage 4 and how many of them went on to achieve a grade 4/C or better
(or equivalent).</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://educationgovuk.sharepoint.com/sites/cd/c/WorkplaceDocuments/Written%20PQ%20Team/Written%20PQ%20-%202017-19%20drafts/255399%20QC%20200519.docx#_ftnref1"
target="_blank"></a> Available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-attainment-at-19-years"
For 2012/13 to 2014/15, scroll down to the ‘level 1 and 2 attainment’ section and
open the link for each year. In the national tables, you require tables 2 and 4. For
2015/16 to 2017/18, open the revised publication at the top of the page for 2016,
2017 or 2018 and then open the ‘English and maths tables’. Institution type breakdowns
are available in table 14a and 14b.</p>