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GCSE Maths – Adults

This free course is for adults wanting a grade 4/C GCSE to progress in employment or gain access to another course. A Foundation Tier course, it will bring your level of maths up to a standard expected by most employers. Some students take this course to help their children with maths.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult English, Maths and Science
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 32
Hours: 2.50
Start: 02/09/2024

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Course Information for Students

These classes are aimed at adult 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 with our friendly team and will complete an initial assessment to check their suitability for the course.

Please allow up to 90 minutes to complete your assessment and enrolment. 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, algebra, probability, 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 in explaining 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.

This course will be delivered on-site.

You need a scientific calculator (we recommend a Casio fx83 or fx85 though others are available) and geometrical drawing instruments (protractor and compasses).

You should also have pen and paper for taking notes and you may wish to purchase relevant textbooks to supplement your learning: your tutor will recommend these.

There are three examinations at the end of the course.  Two are non-calculator exams and the other is a calculator exam.

There is no coursework for GCSE Maths but assessment of your progress is made throughout the year by your lecturer.

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.

It may help you to move on to other courses such as programmes within higher education.

For a confidential chat about your own learning needs, please contact the Adult English and Maths Team on 01332 387465. 

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: May 9, 2024 1:29 pm