These classes are aimed at students aged 19+ who are seeking a grade 4/5 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 students take this course so that they can help their children with their maths.
This course is free (unless you already possess the equivalent of a pass grade 4 or above in the subject, in which case fees will be £724).
All potential students will be invited for interview and will have to complete an initial assessment to check their suitability for 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 have the chance to apply these maths skills in a wide variety of situations and will gain experience in using maths when making decisions and in explaining the reasons behind those decisions.
There are three examinations at the end of the course. One is a non-calculator exam and the others are calculator exams.
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.
A grade 4/C in GCSE Maths is often a requirement for many courses and careers.
The qualification may help you to move on to other courses such as programmes within higher education.