Preparing for Maths and English
Your course, your friends, your math and English
Students, aged 16-18, who have not achieved grade 4+ in maths/English will continue to develop their skills by studying GCSE or Functional Skills in these subjects. There is an opportunity for students who meet certain criteria to re-sit their GCSE’s in November.
You will be required to attend 2 lessons a week (attendance is closely monitored) which will be time-tabled with other students from your course. Both teams deliver fun, engaging lessons which feel different to your lessons at school – feedback is very positive!
Students who have already achieved a grade 4, or those who are 19+ can opt-in to continue to study and improve their grades. The department also delivers the Level 3 Core maths qualification to those students who meet the entry requirements and want to continue to develop their maths skills.
We look forward to welcoming you to our lessons!
Practice your English – we use figures of speech in our everyday life, for example, ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’. How many of the 27 can you spot in the picture here? Write down all of your answer then when you’ve finished (no cheating!), take a look at the answers at the bottom of this page.
27 Figures of Speech answers
- Time flies/on the wings of time
- An ace up your sleeve
- Spill the beans
- Cat got your tongue
- The big cheese/your story has more holes in it than swiss cheese
- Kick the bucket
- Born with a silver spoon in the mouth
- Don’t carry all your eggs in one basket
- Wear your heart on your sleeve
- Keep your cards close to your chest
- Hit the nail on the head
- Loose screw/screw loose
- Fish out of water
- Tie the knot/wrapped around your little finger
- Living in your shadow/shadow of his former self
- Piece of cake
- Bird brain
- Cherry on top
- Red herring
- In a nutshell/hard nut to crack
- On a silver platter
- Put your best foot forward
- Shoe on the other foot
- Rags to Riches
- Walking on eggshells
- Can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs
Did you find any others?