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Improving Learner Engagement in GCSE/FS maths and English.

Principal focus of the project

The project aimed to explore the impact of employing a range of active learning strategies to improve the engagement of resit GCSE maths and English and Functional Skills learners by creating an environment of deeper learning.

What is this about and what were the main findings?

8 maths and English tutors trialled a number of enrichment activities taken from templates designed by the Standards Unit, (based on e.g. dominoes, Monopoly, Cluedo etc.) with a wide range of learners. The response from the vast majority of students and all tutors was very positive, though it was noted that it was not a one-size-fits-all. Certain activities appealed to some learners more than others, for example, and levels of maturity and prior expectation of learning also played their part. 

Number of participants who worked with the project
Name(s) of authors

Yvonne Gibson, Riverside College


A ThingLink by Riverside College, Halton. is a comprehensive interactive blog/research report, showcasing the project's activities, learning resources and responses.