Maths & English and General Learning Assistance

Open Learn Maths level 1 - same as functional skills level 1 or GCSE Grade D. A practical free basic online everyday maths course. Level 1 is ideally needed for all entry level employment and demonstrates basic competency and skills. Developed as part of Open Learn part of the Open University. You earn digital bandages, a certificate of participation and could go if you wish to a college like West Herts college in Watford and Hemel Hempstead Herts to sit an exam and get a formal qualification recognised by colleges, universities and employers and needed for some courses and careers https://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/everyday-maths-1/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab

Open Learn English Level 1 - same as functional skills level 1 or GCSE Grade D. A practical free basic online everyday maths course. Level 1 is ideally needed for all entry level employment and demonstrates basic competency and skills. Developed as part of Open Learn part of the Open University. You earn digital bandages, a certificate of participation and could go if you wish to a college like West Herts college in Watford and Hemel Hempstead Herts to sit an exam and get a formal qualification recognised by colleges, universities and employers and needed for some courses and careers.   It covers Speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.  https://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/everyday-english-1/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab

Open Learn Maths Level 2- same as functional skills level 2 or GCSE Grade C. A practical free basic online everyday maths course. Level 1 is ideally needed for all entry level employment and demonstrates basic competency and skills. Developed as part of Open Learn part of the Open University. You earn digital bandages, a certificate of participation and could go to a college like West Herts college in Watford and Hemel Hempstead Herts to sit an exam and get a formal qualification recognised by colleges, universities and employers and needed for some courses and careers.   Covers numbers, measurement’s, managing data and shape and space work https://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/everyday-maths-2/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab

Open Learn English level 2- same as functional skills level 2 or GCSE Grade C. A practical free basic online everyday maths course. Level 2 is ideally needed for all entry level employment and demonstrates basic competency and skills. Developed as part of Open Learn part of the Open University. You earn digital bandages, a certificate of participation and could go to a college like West Herts College in Watford and Hemel Hempstead Herts to sit an exam and get a formal qualification recognised by colleges, universities and employers and needed for some courses and careers.  Covers speaking and listening, reading and writing like writing formal letters and emails https://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/everyday-english-2/content-section-overview-0?active-tab=description-tab

Citizen maths - free online everyday maths course for adults aimed at level 2 equivalent to GCSE Maths grade C.  https://www.citizenmaths.com/ Uses video tutorials and practical questions in your own time at your own pace. Citizen maths introduce their course in this you tube video https://youtu.be/XETrn2Jk5lQ

Improve basic skills for yourself by yourself

Cool maths https://www.coolmathgames.com

BBC Skills wise maths,  English and job related skills help for adults http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/0

Khan Academy lots of subjects https://www.khanacademy.org

Maths TVoffering free math videos on lots of topics https://www.mathtv.com

Maths is Fun www.mathsisfun.com

United Response Easy Newsread about news and politics very informative but simple and with photos to helphttps://www.unitedresponse.org.uk/easy-news

Dekko Comics are educational content comics aimed at KS2 and KS3 covering many topics like maths English and science. It was set up by a young man with Dyslexia and shows how he runs a successful business overcoming his Dyslexia. He used comics himself to pass exams and then got this idea https://dekkocomics.com

Gate House Adult Books for Struggling Readers https://www.gatehousebooks.co.uk

English Grammar website with lots of activities to improve your understanding of grammar

https://www.englishgrammar.org

Quick Readsshort engaging stories for adults to get your attention whetyou have difficulties reading or focusing due to a mental health condition. The stories are from best selling authors and celebrities https://readingagency.org.uk/adults/quick-guides/quick-reads/

Read A Head Sixth Book challengeyou read six books including newspapers record them and get a certificate

https://readingahead.org.uk/about

Read Well Road simple set of 48 stories aimed at adults who are entry level readers that offer questions for the stories and word lists. Entry 1 to Entry 3

http://www.readwellroad.com/page11.html

Literacy shed aimed at children but with writing prompts and creative ideas for all ages https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

Doorway online practice time interactive game (entry levels)

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/timeandmoney/abouttime/

Doorway online practice British Money cashing in game (entry levels)

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/cashing-in/cashing-in.html

Doorways online practice British money Until we meet again game (entry levels)

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/timeandmoney/tillwemeet/

Doorways online basic memory and matching online games

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/memoryandmatching/

Doorways online learning to type resource games

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/typing/

Doorways online practice British money Supermarket game (entry levels)

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/timeandmoney/supermarket/

Doorways practice Numbers range of maths games (entry levels)

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/number/

Doorways online literacy very basic spelling (early entry level)

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy

Sums online helps you learn your Times Tables and has options for different languages http://www.learnyourtables.co.uk

If you want to learn more independently from a large range of options try TED ED this has interesting often inspiring education videos and lessons on a wide range of topics to get you thinking and debating issues  https://ed.ted.com/  

Sharp Brains has lots of games, brain teasers, and activities for keeping the mind sharp, helping attention, memory, problem solving, thinking, recognising patterns logic, even games to help with job interviews  and general mind wellbeing   http://sharpbrains.com/brainteasers/ Or Lumosity http://www.lumosity.com/en/

To get the most out of learning and life it is best to try and develop a growth mindset open to opportunities and developing ones self and being able to manage a challenge and cope with failure. As failing is part of learning and effort is important shown by Carol Dweck theory that you want to pick challenges and want to improve and overcome problems see video by John Spencer. In life ask questions, develop strategies, work hard, put in effort. Learn!

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