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Functional Maths

Good mathematical knowledge is an essential skill for everyday life, for financial literacy, and most forms of employment.

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Our focus is on Functional Maths skills that will prepare for independence in adulthood. Some students will work towards accreditation in Functional Skills Maths, starting at Entry Level 1,2 and 3, then moving on to Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 if appropriate. These qualifications are equivalent to GSCE Maths.

Problem-Solving - The ability to solve problems and think mathematically is important in everyday life. Students will be introduced to a wide range of problem-solving activities throughout their time at college. They will be encouraged to work systematically, to discuss their methods and reason about their answers when problem-solving

Although maths is taught as a core subject within the curriculum, students have the opportunity to practise and apply their maths throughout the week in other subject areas such as Enterprise, Enrichment, ICT, and Employability

Work experience gives students the opportunity to apply their maths skills in a real-life context. Practical, real life activities are used wherever possible to enable students to relate their learning to real life contexts.

BKSB - an advanced company

Using BKSB students starting points are assessed and identified. This leads to targeted areas for development as well as highlighting areas of excellence for each student. Individual progress is monitored and reviewed allowing skills to be continually developed and attained.


Functional English

The ability to read, write, and communicate is a key life skill.

Students have the opportunity to work towards functional skills accreditations in English which have reading, writing, and speaking and listening components. These accreditations are offered at Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2.

Although English is taught as a core subject within the curriculum, students have the opportunity to practise and apply their verbal and written communication skills throughout the week in other subject areas such as Enterprise, Enrichment, ICT, and Employability

Work experience gives students the opportunity to apply their English skills in a real-life context. Practical, real life activities are used wherever possible to enable students to relate their learning to real life contexts.

To encourage independent reading, students can access our lending library of books to continue to develop their reading and comprehension skills throughout the college.

BKSB - an advanced company

Using BKSB students starting points are assessed and identified. This leads to targeted areas for development as well as highlighting areas of excellence for each student. Individual progress is monitored and reviewed allowing skills to be continually developed and attained


Functional ICT (Digital Skills)

At Creating Tomorrow College ICT and Digital Literacy are planned to develop the experiences and understanding of students as they progress through their education. 

Happy students working on laptops.

ICT is a fundamental skill for today’s society and all students will be given the opportunity to put their skills into practice. Students can apply their skills to real life situations such as creating C.Vs, job searches and applications, or to research an area of interest.

Throughout the study programmes, students are taught how to be safe when interacting with technologies, in particular how to be safe when online. This is delivered within Tutorial sessions.