Improve your maths: join at any time

Ivybridge Methodist Church, Ivybridge

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

Course content

Courses cover different levels and include –

• Numbers and their use in everyday problems
• Use of mathematical notation
• Simple equations and graphs
• Shape and space
• Symmetry
• Area and Volume
• Statistics and probability

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

A4 file, writing materials and lined or squared paper to be brought to the first and subsequent lessons. You will also need a geometry set, including a ruler, protractor, compass, pencil and rubber.

You will have an initial assessment with our tutor to determine what level you need to be working at.

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.

About the tutor

Phil Hemsley works part time as a mathematics Tutor and enjoys photography in his spare time, often incorporated within his adventures and explorations on the moors and the coast. Phil has a background in teaching science, maths and outdoor education.

He also runs landscape and nature photography workshops within South West England. He really enjoys helping people to learn to use their camera, to learn to see rather than just look, to express their feelings in this medium and create considered photographs.

His regular photography blog is a mixture of ideas to try and thought-provoking philosophical articles on the various landscapes that he has spent time in. Phil’s photography and writing have appeared in UK and internationally in magazines and books. Fine art prints of his work have appeared in art gallery and museum exhibitions. He is a valued member of the National Trust’s Photography Team.

His photographic work can be seen at

Start date11 Sep 2017
End date23 Jul 2018
Start time09:30
End time11:30
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