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English and Maths – Are they really that important?

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Do you look forward to the time when your Maths and English skills will cross paths with your studies here at The College of Animal Welfare (CAW)? Or maybe you dread the thought of it? Either way, we’re here to make sure that you’ll never have to panic at the thought of applying your Maths and English abilities to your studies again!

Should we leave Maths in the classroom?

While not many people jump with joy at the thought of doing Maths work, numeracy is more than just the equations you were set to solve in school and can be applied in all areas of your day-to-day life. By keeping your Maths skills topped up, you’ll think of things like managing personal finances as nothing more than a walk in the park! What’s more, there are very few industries where you will not come into contact with Maths in your working life. You may need to order stock, analyse data, process payments or even calculate medicine dosages for patients – where even the simplest miscalculation could cause serious harm to a patient.

I got my English GCSE, isn’t that enough?

Achieving a pass grade in GCSE level English is a great way to show your ability in the field, but keeping these skills throughout the years to come is an even better achievement! Your literacy skills will be put to the test every day at work through communicating with clients and colleagues, writing up notes or reports, and composing emails where you will need to decide whether to write in a formal tone or a more friendly one. Applying your skills within your day-to-day life and being able to identify what tone a situation calls for is vital. So making sure your English skills are the best they can be will only benefit you!

What are CAW doing to help?

At CAW, we want all our students to do the best they can, so we are offering specific support for students who might find Maths and English more difficult than others. We are also offering classroom sessions to assist anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge and have material online which can help as well!

If you feel like your Maths and English skills could do with a top-up but aren’t sure how to go about doing this, speak to your tutor because they’ll be able to point you in the right direction for support!

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