Essential information:

Title:

GCSE - Maths

Code:

001656/1/1

Start date:

05/09/2017

End date:

26/05/2018

Weekly hours:

Courses are part-time and day and evening classes are avalaibe.

Location:

Broadstairs,Dover,Folkestone

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Content

What does this course involve?

The course includes study in the following content areas:

  • Number – the essential foundation upon which all Maths is based. Topics include: basic calculation methods, fractions, decimals and percentages.

  • Algebra – the language of Mathematical communication. The study of algebra includes: notation, vocabulary, algebraic manipulation, sequences and graphs.

  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change – the manipulation of numbers in context and interpreting and understanding the relationship between different numbers.

  • Geometry and Measure – understanding the properties and construction of different shapes, the correct calculation methods for finding perimeter, area and volume, and the key mathematical concepts of pi and trigonometry.

  • Probability – understanding and calculating the likelihood of different events and the different methods used to represent probabilities.

  • Statistics – structuring and interpreting data in tabulated and graphical formats.

    Requirements

    What qualifications do I need?

    Students need to be aged 18+ and cannot already have a GCSE in Maths at grade C or above. All candidates will be invited in for an asessment to determine the appropriate class and level.

    Assessment

    Assessment will take place via three 90-minute exam papers: one non-calculator and two where a calculator is permitted. From September 2016 we will be teaching the new “9 to 1” GCSE in Maths. Numbers will replace letter grades with 9 being the highest grade and 1 being the lowest.

    Fees & Costs

    There is no course fee for GCSE maths provided you have not already achieved a C or above in GCSE maths.

    Opportunities

    GCSE maths is a qualification asked for by employers and required for entry onto other courses, especially Higher Education.

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