The government has issued a welcome change in guidance to the condition of funding rule for GCSE English and maths resits for 2019/20.
Students with a Grade 3 (or D) will continue to be required to retake the qualification until they get a Grade 4. As at present, students with a Grade 2 or below can either take a GCSE or functional skills Level 2 qualification. But, once they have achieved this, there is now no requirement to undertake further maths or English qualifications to meet the condition of funding. So once students have achieved a functional skills Level 2 qualification, they will not now be required to work towards a GCSE or take another ‘stepping stone’ qualification.