Ways You Can Study Maths and English Online.

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Qualifications are the academic gateway to employment opportunities, financial independence and the ability to shape your professional life around a subject or vocation you love.   

By achieving qualifications, your life and subject skills are immediately visible to others. Employers can instantly see that you sit at the level of understanding they are looking for in their next hire, and if you have studied a specialist subject, they know you have the specific skillset required to do the job.  

Certain qualifications are seen as more imperative than others, Maths and English being a prime example. This is because, without an understanding of these subjects, learners will struggle to succeed with any other form of academic qualification.  

These subjects are first covered during our school years. If for whatever reason you don’t obtain these qualifications or the grade you needed, you will likely be wondering ‘Where can I retake my Maths and English?’ or ‘How to get better at Maths and English subjects?’ 

Many learners with these questions fear that retaking these subjects means they have to go back into the classroom to complete them. However, with the emergence of distance learning courses, you can now study Maths and English at home.  

Why Are Maths and English Important? 

If you are asking yourself ‘Why is English and Maths so important anyway?’ you may be surprised to hear of the many ways these subjects will benefit your life.  

This isn’t just in terms of ticking the box for higher level education courses and job opportunities, Maths and English skills are also incredibly important for your general wellbeing.  

Studying and having a good understanding of Maths and English can be beneficial because: 

  • Most employers look for a C/4 grade or above in Maths and English GCSEs 
  • Studies have shown individuals with good Maths and English GCSE grades earn around £2,000 more each year 
  • University courses also regard Maths and English GCSEs as highly desirable 
  • Having Maths and English skills are essential for navigating everyday life, from taking charge of your finances to using different communication channels, it’s impossible to go a day without them 
  • It has been proven that having Maths and English skills is linked to positive health and living a longer life 
  • The ability to function effectively in society by having literacy and numeracy skills also has a positive impact on your mental health 

Do You Have to Take Math and English in College? 

You can study Maths and English courses in a physical college if you want to, but you don’t have to if this isn’t a learning environment that appeals to you.  

Many people asking this question aren’t a fan of the idea of going back into a classroom to learn with others. This could be for numerous reasons, perhaps they get distracted easily, find the prospect of learning in a group daunting, or they want to study at their own pace and not have to wait for others to catch up.  

A lot of people don’t have the transportation options available to them to make commuting to college feasible. Plus, there are people who have to juggle their studies with other commitments like childcare or work. All of these reasons and more see a massive number of prospective learners asking the question ‘Can you do Maths and English GCSE Online?’, as well as looking for online versions of other Maths and English courses.  

The answer to this is, yes, you can study Maths and English GCSEs, A Levels, Functional Skills Courses and even Access to Higher Education Diplomas online! So, you can get the skills and grades you need comfortably from your own home.  

Online Maths and English Courses 

Stonebridge Associated Colleges are one of the leading UK distance learning providers, delivering an array of long-distance learning courses in Maths and English at varying levels. Keep reading to discover some of the many ways you can study these subjects through our distance learning college. 

GCSE Maths and English Online 

GCSEs act as the first formal record of a person’s academic ability and potential. Often, people assume their relevance is just to provide the stepping stone from school to college, but they have a pivotal role in your life afterwards.   

As they’re the minimum requirement and a barrier to entry for most jobs and university courses, they are arguably the most important qualifications you can achieve. A Levels can only get you so far. To get ahead you will need strong passes in the core GCSE subjects.  

Luckily, distance learning GCSE Maths and English courses are available to make this a convenient process. 

Online GCSE English Language 

This online GCSE English Language course covers the Pearson GCSE (9-1) English Language qualification specification. Throughout the course, you will cover units on: 

  • Writing – Explore the best way to write different pieces of text. You will cover vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and spelling, as well as how to improve your writing structure and make it interesting for the reader. This will be in reference to many different types of texts, from blogs to narratives, letters to newspaper articles.  
  • Reading – Learn how to understand, evaluate and compare different types of texts, including extracts from fictional and non-fictional novels by known authors. You’ll also learn about features and structures of texts that will help with your own writing. 

Online GCSE English Literature 

This online GCSE English Literature course will allow you to explore and enjoy classic literary texts, all the while developing essential communication skills. Throughout the course, you will study the following modules: 

  • Introduction to English Literature 
  • Modern texts - Pigeon English 
  • Poetry 
  • Unseen Poetry 
  • The Nineteenth-Century Novel - Jekyll and Hyde 
  • Macbeth 
  • Exam preparation 

Online GCSE Maths (9-1) Foundation Tier 

This online GCSE Mathematics course covers the Pearson GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Tier specification. This means you can get the maximum grade of a strong pass 5, which is equivalent to a high C grade in the new GCSE grading system.  

During the course, you will learn all about:

  • Number – You’ll use fractions, decimals and percentages, and work with ratios and proportion to solve a variety of different number problems 
  • Algebra – In this unit, you’ll learn how to use formulae and algebra in different ways, including problem-solving and working with graphs. Once you’re comfortable with these skills, you’ll learn how to work with quadratic equations 
  • Geometry – Here, you’ll look at 2D and 3D shapes, including triangles, trapeziums and circles. The unit includes using vectors to describe movement and directions and using rules and formulae to find angles in shapes 
  • Measures – You’ll look at how to work with speed and density in a variety of contexts and learn how these apply to real-life situations as well as different ways of measuring, including the use of scales to draw plans or to read maps 
  • Statistics – In this unit, you’ll learn how to interpret, analyse and compare different sets of data, and how to present your own data to share with others. You’ll look at how trends can be predicted and how to ensure that the interpretation of data is trustworthy 
  • Probability – This unit looks at using probability to describe the chance of events happening. You’ll learn how to use the language of probability to explain likelihood, and how to use diagrams, tables and techniques to explore the idea of chance in different situations 

Successful completion of these modules and the exam (included in this course option) will provide you with a GCSE in Foundation Tier Mathematics. This can help you go on to further and higher education programmes and can also give you access to some universities.  

Online Functional Skills Maths and English 

If you don’t have the Maths and English GCSEs you need for jobs or further and higher education programmes, a quick way to tick the Level 2 English and Maths qualification box is with Functional Skills Maths and English courses.  

When studied at Level 2, Functional Skills Maths and English courses provide the equivalent to a grade C/4 GCSE. They are also much shorter to study, so provide an efficient option for anyone looking to retake these qualifications ahead of the next step in their journey.  

These Maths and English courses are focused on providing you with a practical understanding of the subjects as opposed to going into detailed theory. So, they are also perfect for you if you need to get to grips with literacy and numeracy skills for everyday life.   

English Functional Skills Level 2 – Supported Online Course 

This online English Functional Skills Level 2 – supported online course teaches you practical English skills, with the benefit of enhanced tutor support and the online exam required to pass included in the bundle.  

During the course you will learn how to: 

  • Identify bias in written pieces 
  • Compare authors and detect how reliable the opinions of authors are 
  • Adapt your writing style and structure to suit different readers 
  • Adequately spell and punctuate 
  • Use correct grammar 
  • Interact verbally in a group, displaying good speaking and listening skills 
  • Communicate well with others 

Maths Functional Skills Level 2 – Supported Online Course 

In this online Maths Functional Skills Level 2 – supported online course, you also have tutor support and the exam included, and you will learn the key elements of Maths that will be of most use to you in day-to-day life.  

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to use: 

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division 
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages 
  • Working out distance, weight, temperature and volume 
  • Reading and creating charts and tables 
  • Mean, median and mode 
  • Probability 

Online A Level Maths and English Courses 

In traditional education, A Levels, when coupled with GCSEs, provided the key that unlocked degree level study opportunities in universities across the country. As such desirable core subjects, studying A Level Maths and English courses will put you in an excellent position to pursue most degree level subjects.  

You can study your A Levels online through our distance learning courses: 

Online A Level English Language 

In this more advanced English Language course, you will dive deeper into the makeup and structure of the English Language.  

The modules you will complete include: 

  • Introduction to English Language 
  • Introduction to language levels 
  • Analysing texts with a specific focus on mode: speech, computer-mediated communication and genre 
  • Introduction to language diversity, considering language and the individual, social groups and regional variation 
  • Developing textual analysis skills 
  • Analysing texts with a specific focus on representation 
  • Non-exam assessment: original writing - working with style models 
  • Developing language diversity: with a specific focus on gender, occupation and ethnicity 
  • Attitudes towards language diversity 
  • How and why does language change? 

You will then go on to learn about: 

  • Non-exam assessment: language investigation 
  • Introduction to children's language development 
  • Examine stages and theories of children's language development 
  • Non-exam assessment: language investigation 
  • Non-exam assessment: original writing 
  • Developing language diversity 
  • Explore issues linked to World Englishes and consider attitudes towards language in use 
  • Developing language change 
  • Explore reasons for change. Develop ideas about attitudes towards language change. 
  • Developing textual analysis skills 
  • Developing children's language acquisition 
  • Exam preparation and revision 

Online A Level English Literature

Similarly, this online A Level English Literature course takes a more in-depth look at the rich history of English literature studies, through modules such as: 

  • Introduction to English Literature 
  • Death of a Salesman (drama text) 
  • John Keats (pre-1900 text) 
  • Othello 
  • Analysis of language 
  • Aspects of tragedy in Othello - Themes for discussion 

These continue with: 

  • Crime writing as a genre 
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 
  • When Will There Be Good News? (post-2000 text) 
  • George Crabbe, Robert Browning and Oscar Wilde (pre-1900 text) 
  • Coursework Component 
  • Comparison of one poetry and one prose text, informed by school of literary criticism 
  • Exam preparation 

Online A Level Maths

Through this online Maths A Level course, you will develop your understanding and learn how to present mathematical arguments through modules covering: 

  • Algebra  
  • Calculus  
  • Geometry  
  • Understanding data 
  • Probability and distributions  
  • Mechanics  

These modules successfully expand your understanding across the mathematics spectrum as they include lessons on the following topics: 

  • Algebraic manipulation 
  • Graphs and inequalities 
  • Straight lines and circles 
  • Binomial expansions 
  • Proof 
  • Differentiation 
  • Integration 
  • Exponentials and logarithms 
  • Sequences and series 
  • Trigonometry 
  • Numerical methods 
  • Statistical sampling 
  • Interpreting and presenting data 
  • Probability and statistical distributions 
  • Statistical hypothesis testing 
  • Kinematics 
  • Forces and Newton’s laws 

Online English Access to HE Diploma

Like Functional Skills, Access to Higher Education Diplomas provide an alternative qualification to those typically used in traditional education. This time, this is in replacement of A Levels, as an Access to HE Diploma is equivalent to three.  

This means completing just one of these diplomas will help you meet university entry requirements. By studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma (English Studies), you will be able to access English courses – and those where English studies are beneficial – at university.  

These courses are especially useful for learners who have been away from education for some time. This is because you initiate your studies by first covering units designed to prepare you for studying English at degree level.  

These include: 

  • Preparing to Study 
  • Academic Writing Skills 
  • Preparing a Written Assignment 

Once you have mastered the learning elements within these, your studies will progress onto Level 3 exploration of English Language and Literature combined.  

You will cover units on: 

  • Language, Communication and Communities 
  • Study of a Novel 
  • Industrial change in Britain 1700-1850 
  • Language Acquisition 
  • Understand the stages of development in children's language 
  • Understanding the contrasting views on language acquisition 
  • Short Story 
  • Social change in Britain 1914-1939 
  • Shakespeare 
  • Shakespearean Plays 
  • Understanding Drama 
  • Film Adaptations of Literary Texts 
  • Public Health During the 18th & 19th Centuries 
  • Language and Gender 
  • Extended Essay 
  • Imperialism in the late 19th Century 
  • Language and Social Media 

By covering both branches of English studies in one combined course, you will gain a well-rounded knowledge of both language constructs and literary analysis. This will make sure you are better prepared for degree level study and future employment opportunities. 

Enrol Today! 

No matter what type or level of Maths and English courses you want to study, Stonebridge Associated Colleges have an online course to help you achieve your goals.  

Through distance education, UK learners can work towards obtaining the qualifications they need to progress from their homes or wherever suits them best.  

No matter if you have children, a job or other commitments restricting you from learning on campus, you can learn now! Distance learning colleges open up the option for everyone to use education to realise their ambitions.  

Find out more about our online Maths and English courses by calling on our Course Executives on 0121 392 8288 or contact us online

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