ENGLISH AND MATHS
At SupaJam we set out to achieve a positive attitude towards English and Maths GCSEs and Functional Skills, acknowledging that many learners have struggled for a number of reasons with these subjects.
For EHCP students, we look to understand what level of English and Maths they have previously achieved then carry out our own assessment.
In addition our specially created Functional Skills syllabus is integrated into each Music Practitioner module allowing for Maths and English skills to be enhanced during the diploma course work. Dependant on their EHCP requirements, individual and small group work with Functional Skills and GCSE tutors further builds our student's knowledge, confidence and a desire to achieve.
GCSEs have set exam dates that every educational provider in the country has to follow, including SupaJam. If a student misses a GCSE exam, there may be an opportunity for them to take it the following November. If they have already been entered this may incur a charge depending on their reason for missing the exam.
Functional Skills exams are much more flexible. Students take Functional Skills exams when they are ready to at any point in the year. They will then be told if they passed or failed after a couple of weeks. If they have passed, they will be moved onto the next level. Certificates will be issued at the end of the academic year and will be given directly to the students or posted to the address we have on file for them.
Due to the disruption that Covid 19 has caused to students' Maths and English learning, we are utilising the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) 16-19 tuition fund (2020-2021) to help improve their progress in these subjects. Our 16-19 Tuition Fund Statement is below.