Duration: 30 Weeks
Starting: September 2020
Acceptance on this course is subject to an initial assessment, to ensure that you are on the correct course and receive the appropriate advice to enable your success in achieving a Maths qualification.
What is the course about (aims)
This course builds on your previous mathematical skills and prepares you for the Edexcel GCSE examination. Examinations take place at St Vincent College during the day. The course covers all the main areas of the syllabus, working with algebra, shape and space, data handling and number and is assessed by two written exams in the summer term. Students are aimed at the Foundation Level exam, which gives the opportunity to achieve that elusive Grade C. If, however, you have the aptitude and desire you can opt for the higher level exam but this involves more self study and is more demanding.
The course is tutor led and will run for 30 weeks. Weekly assignments will be set and marked by your tutor. The assignments are not compulsory but if you do them then you will reinforce the work done in class, and help you and the tutor to review your progress. You will also build a useful set of materials for future revision. You must be prepared to spend at least 2 hours a week studying apart from attending the class.
In addition to a pen, pencil, ruler and paper, you will need a calculator and a text book. Your tutor will advise you about these in your first lesson. You will also need to have a pair of compasses and protractor (or angle measurer) when working on the Shape and Space or Data-handling topics.
Mathematics is a demanding subject and there is much to cover in the nine months. However, if you are prepared to work hard in class and put in the necessary effort on homework tasks throughout the year you will have a good chance of being successful. It can also be fun!
* THIS COURSE WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE IF YOU HAVE NOT YET ACHIEVED A LEVEL 2 EQUIVALENT/GCSE GRADE C OR ABOVE IN THIS SUBJECT.