We challenge students to develop and refine their problem solving strategies and build the confidence and skills required to tackle unfamiliar challenges. The course prepares students to function mathematically in the world and provides a thorough grounding for further study in mathematics. Teaching will be to a grade C standard with possible extension work available for those students hoping to achieve a higher grade.
The course covers the following areas: Using and applying Mathematics: This covers problem solving and investigative mathematics. Number and Algebra: This covers Using and applying number and algebra, numbers and the number system, calculations, solving numerical problems, equations, formulae and identities and sequences, functions and graphs. Shape, space and measure: This covers using and applying shape, space and measures, geometrical reasoning, transformations and coordinates, measures and constructions. Data handling: This covers using and applying and handling data, specifying the problem and planning, collecting data, processing and representing data and interpreting and discussing results.
There are two examination papers: Paper 1 (Non calculator); Paper 2 (calculator). All these examinations will be taken in June.
You must be aged 19 or over at the time of enrolment.
You must be aged 19 or older and have a Grade D inMaths or successful completion of a screening assessment
Students will be able to show employers that they are numerate which will be required for certain jobs.
This course gives excellent preparation for those students wishing to progress onto higher level study through encouraging candidates to develop the skills necessary to be competent and confident in their mathematical ability.
No tuition fees are payable for students who do not already have a GCSE grade C or above in Maths.
Cost of GCSE Maths textbooks: