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Cross-curricular embedding of Maths and English: The journey of an FE colege and its 'ME Strategy'.

Principal focus of the project

Utilising a single FE college case study, the purpose of this research was to investigate the role of the cross-curricular embedding of Maths and English to support student achievement.

What is this about and what were the main findings?

The 'ME Strategy' focussed on tools and/or changes in the planning, delivery and review of Functional Skills in main study programmes. Both case studies and action research methods ensured a research framework for presenting results towards actionable solutions relevant to both college-specific policy and provisions, and wider professional applications and improvements. The findings showed that GCSE Maths and English students were consistent or exceeded achievement targets, whilst those studying Level 1 Functional Skills performed below expectation.

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

Laura Marulanda-Carter

Name of associate programmes

ETF/sunCETT MPhil, Practitioner Research Programme


A thesis submitted as part of the ETF/sunCETT MPhil Practitioner Research Programme. 

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