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These intensive courses will help you to gain a GCSE qualification in Mathematics. You will need a short assessment prior to enrolment
Qualification aims and objectives
The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics are to enable students to:
● develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
● acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
● reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions
● comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.
A level 2 Functional Skills Maths pass provides you with a guaranteed place on this course, as does a GCSE grade D or grade 3.
You must be able to provide your certificate as evidence.
Any learner that is still keen to join GCSE that does not meet the requirements can join a Functional Skills Pre-GCSE class and will be given the opportunity to pass level 2 Functional Skills allowing them to transfer to GCSE.
All learners no matter what their prior qualifications are will need to be assessed prior to enrollment. The assessments will be booked for you when you contact us.
The lesson is spilt into three parts. The first hour consists of formal of the more difficult topics within the syllabus. The second hour consists of using sample, mock and past exam materials. The third hour is for support with self-directed study tasks.
Progress is checked weekly using MathsWatch, Method Maths and Moodle.
There are three formal mock assessments, one in October, December and February. This helps to determine any additional support needs and to decide upon whether candidates will be sitting the Foundation or Higher Tier.
Learners are expected to review their weekly notes and use MathsWatch to secure their learning. Learners are also expected to spend time working on past, mock and sample assessments.
Grade 1 and 2 topics are mainly self-study but opportunities are given in class to support any misconceptions. Learners are expected to spend at least three hours a week on self-study at home.
Maths GCSE is a requirement for some careers or for entry to further education in some subjects. Unsuccessful candidates will have the opportunity to re-take in November following their summer exams.