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The Rendezvous can help you get the maths and English qualifications you need for going to college, finding an apprenticeship or applying for jobs.

If I hadn’t got my maths qualification then I’d be kicking around Sherborne in a dead end job watching everyone else go off and do exciting things. Now that won’t happen…

It’s really different to school or college – you get your own tutor who will support you one to one, while you learn at your own pace with no pressure.

Our tutors are friendly and approachable volunteers. They go through vetting checks and an interview to make sure they’re right for the programme and right for you.

At school, the teacher had a whole class. If one person got lost, there was no time for one to one help and so I got behind.

English and maths

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Our tutors will work with you on Level 1 and Level 2 English and/or maths qualifications (Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE pass). We have a team of volunteer tutors who are there to help you achieve – we’ve got a really high pass rate. You can read some of our learner’s stories here.

Free for adults and over-16s

Our learning programme is FREE for anyone between 16 and 25 but there are some charges for under-16s (school years 9-11).

How it works

One-to-one sessions take place face-to-face in either Sherborne or Yeovil.  We find face-to-face works best but, in some situations, we can offer online tutoring.

Sessions at the centre in Sherborne take place on Mondays and Fridays, and are run by Learning Manager, Julie.  

Sessions in Yeovil take place on Tuesday mornings at Morley House, West Hendford BA20 1XE and are run by Faye.

You can start at any point in the year and take the exam when you’re ready.  We are an accredited Pearson exam centre.

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more then get in touch with Faye or Julie using the form below – we’ll mail you back so do please check your junk mail if you don’t get a response.


We are grateful to all our funders large or small including our main funder:

And others who include:
Somerset Community Foundation