The College of West Anglia

English and Maths

If you haven’t achieved a grade 4 or higher at GCSE in English and/or maths, you’ll study them as part of your study programme at CWA.

EMPLOYERS NEED MATHS AND ENGLISH, SO YOU NEED MATHS AND ENGLISH TO BE WORK-READY.

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS NEED MATHS

to negotiate and agree budgets and deadlines with their clients.

BEAUTY THERAPISTS NEED MATHS

to mix Hydrogen Peroxide when tinting eyebrows to avoid damaging the skin around the eyes.

CARERS NEED MATHS

to calculate how many milligrams are in millilitres for correct medicine dosages.

BRICKLAYERS NEED MATHS

for mixing cement to calculating how many bricks are needed to build a wall of a certain size.

MARKETERS NEED MATHS

to interpret metrics such as click throughs, unique users and unique visits.

SPORTS THERAPISTS NEED ENGLISH

to keep secure and accurate records of treatments and patients’ progress, which need to be clearly read and understood by others.

AIRLINE CABIN CREW AND PILOTS NEED ENGLISH

as it is the international language used for airlines around the world.

PLUMBERS NEED ENGLISH

to read manufacturers’ instructions for boilers to ensure they are fitted correctly.

CHEFS NEED ENGLISH

to read and understand ingredients, so they can inform customers about any allergens.

FIREFIGHTERS NEED ENGLISH

when dealing with chemical leaks, fires and spillages, e.g. Hexachlorobutadiene versus Hexamethylenediamine.