Niace have published the report “Young people’s recommendations for GCSE maths and English” . The research highlights the importance of the English and maths they study having relevance to their everyday lives. Some interesting reading for those interested in engaging learners.
Here is your New Year 2015 updated list – let us know if you know of free resources we can add to the list.
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Nick Boles outlines the Government response to the adult literacy & numeracy report in this video.
The full report can be downloaded.
Here is our latest list of resources – most of them free which can be found on the Internet. Let us know if you have more to add.Useful English-Literacy websites v13
We are not recommending any of them but colleagues have informed us that they have found them useful.
The Bowland Trust is again making small grants available to schools and others with the continuing aim of stimulating activities that extend the use and understanding of Bowland maths and materials. This time, grants will be for up to £1,000 and available for project activities up to July 2015.
SFA Guidance now available
Free online course from the Open University interesting for ESOL and literacy tutors (and perhaps others supporting learners). Suggested 8 hours of study – which might be useful to dip in and out of but also of interest to those studying for their level 5 subject specific qualifications.
The website states that after studying this unit you should be able to:
- understand the diversity of English through history and around the world
- understand the effect of social and cultural factors on an individual’s use of English
- understand the relationship between a person’s linguistic heritage and their sense of identity
- understand the ways in which different varieties of English in use around the world are categorised.
The Education Training Foundation have announced the details of the English Enhancement Programme.
5 training pathways, £100 per delegate.
Experimental data showing the learning and employment outcomes of learners completing further education training in 2010 to 2011.
New apprenticeship standard released 20 August has shifted the requirement for GCSE C and above in maths and English to completion rather than entry.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices. Employers who recruit candidates without English and maths GCSE at Grade C or above (or Department for Education approved equivalencies for the EYFS) must ensure that the candidate achieves this standard prior to the completion of the apprenticeship.