These classes are aimed at students aged 19+ who are seeking a grade 4/C GCSE in order to progress in their job or to gain access to another course.
This is a Foundation Tier course which will bring your level of maths up to a standard expected by most employers. Some of our students take this course so that they can help their children with their maths.
All potential students will be invited for interview and will have to complete an initial assessment to check their suitability for the course.
If appropriate, we may discuss suitable alternatives such as a Functional Skills course to improve your underpinning knowledge prior to studying for your GCSE.
You will also need to maintain a good level of attendance throughout the course.
You will cover work on number, shape, space and measure, geometry and statistics. You will also develop skills in problem-solving and in recording your work in a clear and logical way.
You will get the chance to apply these maths skills in a wide variety of situations and will gain experience in using maths when making decisions and to explain the reasons behind those decisions.
You will need to allow weekly time for homework tasks on this course and to sit three exam papers in May and June.
There are three examinations at the end of the course. Two are non-calculator exams and the other is a calculator exam.
Assessment of your progress is made throughout the year by your lecturer.
There is no coursework for GCSE Maths.
You will be given homework regularly in addition to the work completed in class.
There is no specialist equipment required for this course. However, you may wish to purchase relevant text books to supplement your learning which your tutor will recommend.
A grade 4/C in GCSE Maths is often a requirement for many courses and careers.
It may help you to move on to other courses such as programmes within higher education.