Who is this course for?
You can only enrol on this course once you have had an initial assessment with an experienced Learn Devon Tutor to determine which course is most suitable for your needs. This course is for learners wishing to gain GCSE Mathematics. Learners should have everyday maths skills such as dealing with money, time, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers. Learners who have gained a D or an E at GCSE Maths and wishing to retake GCSE Maths may also find this a suitable course
What will I be doing?
The course follows the syllabus for the foundation tier of Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (2015). The latest GCSEs have a new grading system from 1 to 9. Your tutor will explain this in more detail.
What topics are covered?
The new syllabus is split into five distinct areas of study;
• Number – about 25% of the exams;
• Ratio, proportion and rates of change – about 25% of the exams;
• Algebra – about 20% of the exams;
• Statistics and probability – about 15% of the exams;
• Geometry and measures – about 15% of the exams.
Support and feedback
How will I learn?
You will work in small groups to learn and explore mathematical topics and improve understanding. In the classroom you will focus on working with others and questioning concepts and ideas to better understand the world of mathematics, and hopefully, have some fun!
How will my progress be monitored?
You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning. An individual learning plan will be used to record your targets and achievements.
Additional costs and requirements
You will need basic equipment, black pen, pencil & 30cm ruler, protractor and compasses.
Additionally you will need a GCSE approved calculator (Casio FX 85 is popular).
The text book we recommend that you use is GCSE Maths Edexcel Foundation (9780008113827) – speak to your tutor and we can order at a reduced price.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Weekly homework will be used to practice
mathematical techniques, check understanding
of topics covered and provide feedback on progress.
This can be used to predict end grades.
About the tutor
Amanda Jury has worked as an Area Tutor for Learn Devon teaching Maths for the past 14 years.
Amanda has a Bachelor of Science degree in Maths from The Open University and a Level 4 Specialist Numeracy teaching qualification from the University of Plymouth.
Amanda prides herself in being able to teach anybody Maths, however much they struggle with the subject.
“A lot of the people I have taught over the years have surprised themselves by discovering that not only can they now do Maths, but they now actually enjoy it”
Amanda Jury, Area Tutor, Learn Devon