Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Part Time

  • Intermediate
2 September 2019TBCKatie Bellamy

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This one year ‘Fast Track’ course is suitable for those who require a GCSE in mathematics at grade 4 (C) or above to progress to further study on College programmes such as Access to Higher Education, or for those who plan to study at degree level, since the great majority of universities now expect applicants to have a good GCSEs in this subject.

For many 16-18 year old Full time learners, the College’s Functional Skills Maths course will be more appropriate.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This is an intensive GCSE programme, and entrants are therefore required to have already achieved GCSE mathematics at grade 3 (D), or to possess an Adult Numeracy or Functional Skills Maths qualification at level 2. You will also need to complete a short entry test to a satisfactory standard and to attend an information session before you can be offered a place on this course.

Full-time students who apply for Fast Track GCSE Maths need to be studying a main qualification at level 2 or above.

If you are not sure about the suitability of this course, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The programme has been designed to enable learners to study for, and to take either the ‘Foundation’ or ‘Higher’ tier paper. The course covers the following areas:

  • Number – money management and number skills
  • Handling Data – Graphs, probability and statistics
  • Measures, shapes and space – Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry

HOW WILL I LEARN?

Mathematics classes will be held in a dedicated maths classroom. Use of computers and specialist software is available to aid your studies. Learning support may be available to students and will be assessed by the course Tutor.

As well as dedicated class time, students are required to complete a significant amount of self-study. Applicants should note that there is an 80% minimum attendance requirement for this course.

EXAMINATION STRUCTURE AND BOARD – GCSE MATHEMATICS

Students take the GCSE examination in June. It is externally assessed by Edexcel.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

Success in GCSE Mathematics will enable you to progress to study at a higher level in this and related subjects. A pass at grade C or above is a requirement for entry to the College’s ACCESS to Higher Education programme, and for admission to the great majority of university courses.

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