Course Description

Course Description
Due to the current and evolving situation with Covid 19, the delivery methods of this course are subject to change. There may be times when the lessons will be held remotely, via live video calls, use of our Moodle area, private social media groups etc. By signing up to the course you are agreeing to this wide range of teaching and learning approaches; the lessons will be held in classrooms where this is usually the case, when it is safe to do so, and may be switched to online as the need arises.

This GCSE Foundation Maths course follows the 9 -1 syllabus and remains free* for those with an existing D/3 grade or below. You will be required to sign a self-declaration of eligibility at your initial pre-course assessment session. This course is accredited and subsidised by the Skills Funding Agency on the understanding that you enter and sit the examinations, which are worth 100% of the final grade.*Other eligibility conditions may apply.

This is an intensive one-year GCSE Foundation Maths course, which for evening classes include 3 additional Saturday sessions (dates to be confirmed). The course aims to take learners to the Edexcel Maths (linear) qualification. The Foundation Tier exam has a top grade available of 5. There are three final exams (1 hour 30 minutes in June 2020)

Please note that, owing to the intensive nature of our GCSE courses, it is college policy to only allow students to study one GCSE subject in any one academic year.
Prosp Description
Learners will:
1. Use numbers confidently
2. Use basic algebra and geometry
3. Calculate and interpret statistics
4. Achieve a pass at Grade 4

You will have access to a dedicated Moodle course website for independent self-study. Tutors will also signpost to other suitable apps and online study resources.
Prosp Learn
The course is demanding, and assumes a good level of maths to start the course and it is for this reason all prospective students are required to attend an initial pre-course Maths assessment, which provides an indication of your current maths skills.
Prosp Suitable
The course is demanding, and assumes a good level of maths to start the course and it is for this reason all prospective students are required to attend an initial pre-course Maths assessment, which provides an indication of your current maths skills.

On completion you will receive feedback and guidance regarding the most suitable options/course for you. You may be advised to take a Functional Skills Maths course before starting your GCSE the following year. Initial assessment appointment dates are available - please ring 01634 338400 to arrange a suitable booking.

Our tutors have expert knowledge and delivery experience, and are keen to support students who are anxious about their maths skills or exams.

In order to maximise your overall achievement on this course, it is vital that students attend regularly (at least 90% of lessons) and complete all homework assignments. Home study is also essential on this course and you should allow at least 8 hours per week for this. It is very important for potential learners to recognise that achieving a pass grade on this course involves devoting adequate time to work and practise Maths skills outside the class.

When you come along to the first class, please bring a file with paper and a pen, also the textbook and a scientific calculator.
Prosp Anything Else
During the course there will be additional costs

• Textbook Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) Foundation Student Book ISBN 978-0-19-835150-4
• A4 lined paper for note taking and assignments
• Graph paper
• Black pens, HB pencils, eraser and pencil sharpener
• scientific calculator
• Mathematical instruments, e.g. pair of compasses, angle protractor, set square, ruler
Prosp Additional Costs
GCSE Maths is an essential qualification for many careers, for example nursing and teaching.

When you have gained this qualification, you could study other GCSE subjects to complete your Level 2 qualification or progress to AS level, offered by other providers in the area. GCSE Maths is also a key qualification for entry into higher education. You can talk to other providers about an appropriate route onto a degree course for you, perhaps via an Access Course.

If you wish to explore your learning, work or career options, you can speak to a fully trained careers advisor on 0800 100900. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
If you need further advice please telephone 01634 338400.
Prosp After
In order to get the most out of your course you will need to attend as many sessions as possible. We recommend at least 90%. If you do have a holiday booked during term time please let the tutor know in advance so that we can help you catch up on missed sessions and ensure that you still achieve the course outcomes. If you are unavoidably ill or unable to attend please contact 01634 338400 so that we can let your tutor know, and so they can send you any work you may have missed Prosp Attendance
2.50 hrs per session
33 session(s)