Maths: Pre GCSE

Alexander Centre, Tavistock

Who is this course for?

This course is for those wishing to progress onto a maths GCSE course and is designed to prepare you for the GCSE. Learn Devon run the GCSE course over nine months so this is an opportunity to consolidate your understanding and ensure you have the key skills required before starting the GCSE in September.

Course content

You will be developing your knowledge and understanding of maths. You will cover the following topics:

1. Integers

2. Decimals

3. Approximation

4. Fractions

5. Percentages

6. Money

7. Time

8. Measures

9. Area and Perimeter

10. Volume

11. Tables and Charts

At the end of the course there will be an exam and if successful you will gain an Edexcel Level 1 award in Number and Measure. Aside from extending your knowledge of maths and gaining a qualification you will also benefit from growing confidence and be familiar with the structure of the GCSE.

Support and feedback

To find out how you are getting on, you will complete an individual learning plan, have one- to-one discussions with your tutor with written feedback and you will also create a portfolio to demonstrate your work including samples and finished pieces: something to be proud of.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need to be assessed by the tutor prior to joining the course to ensure that the course is suitable for your level. The tutor will then be able to explain in further detail the resources you may need for each part of the course. If you are interested in enrolling on this course please call 01822 613701 to make an appointment.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

As with the GCSE course you will be expected to complete homework and practice the techniques learned each week.

About the tutor

John Austen works as an Area Tutor (Maths) for Learn Devon and is based in West Devon. Prior to this his posts have included school teacher, literacy/numeracy tutor, management training consultant and Skills for Life numeracy tutor – amounting to over 40 years experience in education.

John has Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) in maths and arts. He also plays guitar in local bands – along with maths music is another passion.

“I like teaching, it is great when you see the learner understand and then look to progress further”

John Austen, Area Tutor

Start date06 June 2018
End date11 July 2018
Start time18:00
End time20:00
Concessions not available