English & Maths

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At school I studied English and maths. I didn’t find maths too hard because I studied and memorised equations and formulas so that I could pass the exam. I didn’t find English too hard either and I did well in school. I had to learn all kinds of phrases and their meanings. In high school, I did the higher paper and I produced good quality work but I didn’t quite achieve the English grade I needed. Continue reading “English & Maths”

English & Maths

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I strongly believe that everyone is naturally good at either English or maths. I am definitely better at English, as are most of my family. When it comes to maths just the thought of it brings me out in a cold sweat. With any subject, I think that enjoyment has a lot to do with how you are taught. From a young age I have always disliked maths, partly because the teachers I had just didn’t seem to like teaching the subject. Continue reading “English & Maths”

English & Maths – The resit perspective

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My experience of English at school was very difficult as I didn’t like writing. It was hard for me to concentrate when I had a task to do, and when I did try and complete a task I would write pages but didn’t have the correct grammar in places I needed it. I didn’t write in paragraphs and I would just do full pages without full stops, question marks or quotes, this dropped my marks as I couldn’t get out of a habit of doing this, it was all I knew. Continue reading “English & Maths – The resit perspective”

English & Maths

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I don’t think that many people enjoy English and maths at school, though to be honest, I didn’t really mind them. I’ve never been a very mathematical person, however I didn’t dread maths lessons. The reason being that I knew that we were being taught what was necessary in order to get the top grades. Continue reading “English & Maths”

English & Maths

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I’m not the best person to give my opinion when it comes to GCSE English and maths because I went to high school in Spain and the education system there was quite different. In Spain GCSE’s don’t exist, our equivalent to high school was going to ESO. Where you did subjects that didn’t really have a name like GCSE’s have. They were just subjects at ESO level. Continue reading “English & Maths”

English & Maths as a Second Language

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My experiences in studying English began very differently from the rest of the SWITCH bloggers (I assume) as English is my second language. I was taught the basics from a young age until I came to England in 2008, emigrating from Mexico City. Continue reading “English & Maths as a Second Language”