Literacy and Numeracy

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Literacy

Literacy can be defined as the ability to understand and use words in different contexts.  Students should have the ability to cope confidently with the literacy needs of adult life.  All teachers have a responsibility to deliver literacy within their curriculum areas.  Students should be able to draw links between different subject areas and be able to apply these skills throughout the curriculum. 

Literacy can be separated into three different areas:

1. Oracy

2. Reading

3. Writing

 

Numeracy

Numeracy is much more than just knowing about numbers and number operations, it requires practical understanding.  Students should have the ability to cope confidently with the mathematical needs of adult life. It is the responsibility of all staff to deliver numeracy within their subject areas to help students develop these skills and put key concepts taught in mathematics into real life contexts.

There are four key areas of Numeracy:

1. Number

2. Algebra

3. Shape, Space and Measure

4. Data Handling and Probability