GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Mathematics

Subject Area: GCSEs Adult Learning

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2019
  • Attendance: Part-time
  • Duration: 33 Weeks
  • Course Code: 141348
  • Entry Requirements

    You must be aged 19 or older and successfully complete a screening assessment, which will be outlined via email upon application.

    Course Overview

    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 the new Level 4/5 GCSE which is equivalent to the old GCSE high grade C.

    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.
    • Geometry: This covers using and applying shape, space and measures, geometrical reasoning, transformations and coordinates, measures and constructions.
    • Ratio: This covers using scale factors, diagrams and maps, dividing a given quantity into two parts, apply ration to real contexts and problems including conversion, comparison, scaling mixing and concentrations .
    • Probability and Statistics: This covers recording, describing and analysing the frequency of outcomes of probability experiments using tables and frequency trees, apply ideas of randomness, fairness and equally likely events to calculate expected outcomes of multiple future experiments and apply the property that the probabilities of and exhaustive sum of outcomes sum to 1.There are three examination papers: Paper 1 (Non Calc); Paper 2 (Calc). Paper 3 (Calc) All of these examinations will be taken in May & June 2018

    You must be aged 19 or over at the time of enrolment.

    Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to select their preferred class time (daytime or evening) at enrolment in August 2018.

    Next Steps

    Career Opportunities:

    A GCSE qualification in maths is nationally recognised, and is often required by employers and education providers in both further and higher education. A GCSE in maths is vital for a broad variety of careers, and in order to access most Degree level courses.

    Course Progression:

    Students who complete this course may wish to go on to undertake an Access to HE course as a pathway to university

    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students who do not already have a GCSE grade C(4) or above in maths.

    Additional Costs

    Your tutor will advise you which text you need to purchase at the beginning of your course and a scientific calculator.