This course is for anyone wishing to improve their mathematical skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification, which is a frequent requirement of employers and an entry requirement for many institutions of higher education.
The course is suitable for students who have already achieved level 2 Functional Skills Maths or a similar level.
GCSE Mathematics is the assessment of Key Stage 4 of the National Curriculum in Mathematics. The course contains work on number, algebra, graphs, shape and space (geometry) and data handling (probability and statistics). Throughout, the course work will be linked, wherever appropriate, to everyday situations.
How is the course delivered?
The majority of classes are delivered with two and a half hours guided learning per week. Various styles of delivery will be used including some formal teaching, group work and invidivual learning. The styles will vary from group to group and from topic to topic and will reflect the nature and preferences of the group.
What support is provided?
Due to the wide range of people who attend a GCSE Maths class, it is very difficult to give precise requirements. The following are examples of likely entry requirements: A grade D at GCSE in Mathematics, Adult Numeracy qualification at Level 2. Mature students and overseas students will be considered on their individual merits. Advice will be given by experience maths tutors to ensure that the course is appropriate for your needs and knowledge.
There are many possible routes available after successful completion of the course including: