Literacy and numeracy

Entry to this course is by teacher recommendation


The extended literacy course that we offer is shaped to the personal needs of the student. Students will be recommended to the course by their classroom teacher in order to develop ways to overcome weaknesses that have been identified. In addition the course is designed to build confidence in all aspects of literacy. Students will enjoy developing the reading, writing and analytical skills needed to access and achieve in the GCSE examinations.


The numeracy course has been specifically designed to run alongside and complement the GCSE mathematics course.

Its main aim is to allow students to gain confidence in maths by embedding prior KS3 knowledge and addressing any potential weaknesses. It will then move on to enhancing core skills in preparation for their GCSE examinations. Students will focus on numeracy skills, multiplicative reasoning and problem solving skills, enabling them to apply this knowledge when answering GCSE style questions.

In a small group environment, there will be additional opportunities to ask questions to ensure a full understanding. Teachers will work through a functional skills scheme of work, enabling students to achieve both the level 1 and level 2 functional skills qualifications.

For further information see

Mr D King

Mr S Stevens