Get ready for GCSE maths
Who is this course for?
Note that you can only enrol on this course once you have had an assessment from an experienced Learn Devon Tutor to determine which course is most suitable for your needs. If you are interested in enrolling on this course please call 01237 472462 to make an appointment.
This course is aimed at adults who wish to join a GCSE maths course in September 2018, but have not recently studied maths and wish to brush up on their basic numeracy skills.
It will also introduce some GCSE-specific topics, and prepare learners with the study skills required for the intensive one-year GCSE maths course
You will study number, measure, and statistics. The course will also introduce some simple algebra and geometry.
You will complete a variety of practical investigations, on-line and paper based exercises, interactive games and other activities.
All learners will have the opportunity to take an exam to gain a Functional Maths certificate at Level 1 or 2; a nationally recognised qualification.
Support and feedback
Before joining the course you will have an initial assessment to check what skills you have, and what you will need to develop.
During the course your tutor will check your progress and identify problems you may be encountering.
You will also monitor your own progress through ongoing self-assessment recorded in your learning plan
Additional costs and requirements
You will need pens, pencils and paper, and a folder to keep your work in.
You will also need a few essential mathematical instruments: calculator, ruler, graph paper, protractor and compass. The tutor will discuss these at the first session.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will be expected to undertake 1 hour per week of home-study. This may be written work or online activities.
About the tutor
Sam Gibb currently works as a Maths Area Tutor for Learn Devon. He has been teaching in further and adult education for the past 20 years, having previously worked for Petroc, Warwickshire College and Coventry City Council.
Sam has an Honours Degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, and was awarded QTLS status in 2012 by the Institute for Learning. He specialises in teaching basic maths to adults, particularly those who find it hard to access mainstream education.
In his spare time Sam has a keen interest in music, and his claim to fame is having a record played on Radio 1 by the late, great John Peel!
“Adult education gave my father a second chance in life, and I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to gain confidence and fulfil their potential through learning”.
Sam Gibb, Tutor, Learn Devon