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This course is designed to help you to develop your numeracy skills and apply them in real life situations, including the world of work, and you will also develop the study skills you need to succeed in your further studies. Students that pass Functional Skills Maths Level 2 before February can transfer to GCSE in the same academic year. Learners who pass Level 2 later in the year are automatically offered a place on GCSE the following academic year.
This course is open to any learner looking to improve their Maths and gain a stepping stone qualification 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 50 minutes consists of formal teaching of the more difficult topics within the syllabus. The second 50 minutes consists of using past exam materials. The third 50 minutes is for support with self-directed study tasks.
This will be closely monitored in a variety of different contexts including input in class, homework and assessments throughout the course.
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 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 up to 2.5 hours a week on self-study at home depending on how quickly they want to pass.
After passing their target level exam learners may continue to stay for the whole of the academic year to work towards a higher level. Alternatively they can rejoin the class the following academic year. Learners wanting to progress to GCSE will need to have passed Level 2.