Brighter Futures Maths and English
All students aged 16-18 who haven’t achieved English and Maths at grade 4 or above will be required to work towards maths and English qualifications while on their course of study. For any students with a grade 2 or below we will assess their starting points and then agree if any stepping stone qualifications like Functional Skills are studied first.
We are an accredited centre with Pearson (Edexcel) and AQA for GCSE English and Maths qualifications and both programmes follow the Post-16 One Year Resit programme. The GCSE Maths focuses on the areas of Number, Algebra, Ratio, proportion and rates of change, Geometry and measures, Probability and Statistics. Students will complete three equally-weighted written examination papers. GCSE English Language focuses on creative writing, transactional writing, reading and speaking and listening. Students will complete two examination papers, Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing and Paper 2 Non-fiction and Transactional Writing.
Students will have weekly timetabled lessons and additional sessions will be offered for any students that want additional support throughout the programme. We also use online platforms such as My maths and Skills Forward to develop digital skills and incorporate different learning styles. These platforms include a range of interactive activities from videos to quizzes to engage learners and encourage learning.
Sysco have a bank of English and maths specialists who deliver innovative sessions and provide support to students dependent on their needs. They are also responsible for driving the English and maths Curriculum forward with the team. Our full time English tutors are Lyndsey Howard and Nina Cronley and maths tutors are Cathy Chan and Anne Sutton. We also have tutors who work on an associate basis within the team.
Improve your English Level 1
Our free 'Improve your English' course for 16+ year olds is ideal if you don't have GCSEs in English, or you got below a grade D when you first sat the exams.
Once complete, you could: progress on to higher level study; gain employment and gain confidence. Modules include
- Develop reading skills
- Improve spelling
- Improve writing skills
Improve your Maths Level 1
Our free 'Improve your maths' course for 16+ year olds is ideal if you don't have GCSEs in maths, or you got below a grade D when you first sat the exams. Once complete, you could: progress on to higher level study, gain employment, gain confidence
Modules studied during the course include:
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
- Reading graphs and charts
- Working with money, decimals, percentages and fractions
The one year GCSE English course is specifically designed for people who need to improve their grade for personal, professional or educational reasons. Level 2 literacy skills are essential for increasing your scope for further study or employment. Our GCSE in English is an exciting course which offers many opportunities to develop your own ideas and abilities. Modules include...
- Study a novel from the literary heritage.
- Create your own short stories.
- Analyse spoken language gaining research skills needed for further education.
- Examine the ever increasing impact the media has on society.
The one year GCSE Maths course is specifically designed for people who need to improve their grade for personal, professional or educational reasons. A good grasp of essential mathematical concepts and techniques provides an important background to the study of many other subjects, and a GCSE grade C (new grading system: 4) is a requirement for many careers and Further/Higher Education courses. Modules include...
- Statistics and Probability.
- Number, Algebra and Geometry 1.
- Number, Algebra and Geometry 2.