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GCSE Mathematics (Edexcel)

Subject Area
Mathematics
Start Date
September 2022
Study Mode
Part-time
Duration
15 - 31 Weeks
Entry Requirements
Students should be able to demonstrate that they have the commitment and motivation to complete the course and a grade D/3 in English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2. If you don’t have any prior qualifications, you can come in for an assessment interview and we will be able to advise you on the best course for you.

This is a widely recognised qualification that is often needed for employment or further training, the course is anyone for does not currently hold a GCSE Maths qualification or the grade they require and wishes to progress their learning.

The course is designed to develop competence and confidence in number, shape and space, handling data and algebra skills. This is achieved by encouraging you to play an active part in your learning. To this end there will be a wide range of tutor-led, whole class, small group and individual activities designed to help you improve, both in the classroom and independently/online.

Entry requirements

Students should be able to demonstrate that they have the commitment and motivation to complete the course and a grade D/3 in English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2. If you don’t have any prior qualifications, you can come in for an assessment interview and we will be able to advise you on the best course for you.

Course units

During the course you will look at the following:

  • Numbers - fractions, ratios, percentages, tax and insurance. Factors and multiples
  • Algebra - using algebra, number sequences. Investigating the properties of straight lines and curves
  • Shape and Space - angles and geometry, scale diagrams and plans
  • Handling Data - analysis of data and investigating probability
  • Applications using mathematics to investigate a given problem

Assessments

Three 1 hour 30 minute exams (typically held end of May/beginning June)

Paper 1 – Non-Calculator

Paper 2 – Calculator

Paper 3 – Calculator

Course fees

If you have not previously achieved a grade 4/C or higher in GCSE Maths, the course is fully funded, with no cost to you, with the exception of adults currently on a higher education course.

If you are resitting to improve on a grade 4/C, you will be liable to pay a fee.

Course progression

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge in maths to help you progress and develop in a number of job opportunities to suit your personal needs and interests.

Dates & course durations

19th September 2022 - 12 June 2023 - Mondays - 6.00pm - 8.30pm
20th September 2022 - 13th June 2023 - Tuesdays - 6.00pm - 8.30pm
21st September 2022 - 7th June 2023 - Wednesdays -12.30pm - 3.00pm
2nd November 2022 - 7th June 2023 - Wednesdays - 6.00pm - 9.00pm
20th January 2023 - 9th June 2023 - Fridays - 9.30am - 3.00pm

Study methods

The course consists of work in the classroom (teaching and problem solving), with an equivalent time spent on personal study and homework, including using online resources.

Facilities

Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Additional costs

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, some courses may require additional study from home, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.

Career progression

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge in maths to help you progress and develop in a number of job opportunities to suit your personal needs and interests.

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