Study with us and gain a GCSE in Maths. The course will enable you to improve your understanding of maths and develop a range of mathematical skills, including probability, fractions and percentages, algebra, ratios, geometry, understanding graphs, measures, and data handling.
Gaining a grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics can help you achieve your personal or career goals - it is a stepping stone to many types of education and employment. You should take this course if you intend to progress to a Level 3 programme, apply for a university course, or if this qualification is required by specific employers.
Along with developing a range of number skills, studying maths will encourage you to think logically and apply the principles you learn to everyday situations. You will start with the basics, making calculations and solving problems, before moving on to number systems, formulae, graphs, functions and algebraic equations. Geometry will also be explored, and you will discover ways to calculate lengths, areas and volumes of different shapes. Most of our students study towards the foundation tier exams but we also offer the opportunity to take the higher tier.
You will be assessed by taking three final exams at the end of the course: one non-calculator paper and two calculator papers. Each paper is 90 minutes in duration. The scores from each are combined to produce your final grade.
You could progress on to further study including Level 3 courses, university and higher education programmes, or use the qualification for employment.
If you are aged 19 or over and have not previously achieved a Level 2 in Functional Skills Maths, or a C grade or grade 4 (or higher) in GCSE Maths, then this course will be fully funded for you. However, there may be additional costs for course materials or if you choose to resit the exams in the autumn.
This course is for adults aged 19 and over who have previously achieved a D grade or grade 3 in the subject, or who have completed a Level 1 Functional Skills course.
All applicants will be required to attend an initial assessment session ahead of enrolment to enable us to identify your current knowledge in the subject and ensure you are enrolled onto the most suitable course. In some cases, this may be a pre-GCSE course, such as Functional Skills.
For more information about the course and enrolment, please contact Carmen Creasey on 030 300 39148.