MA8308

Maths GCSE

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth

Who is this course for?

You can only enrol on this course through a friendly chat and skills check with an experienced Learn Devon Learning Support Co-ordinator.

To make a local appointment to confirm which course is most suitable for your needs, please contact our admin team in Exmouth; 01395 223851

The Kennaway Centre

10-12 Victoria Road

Exmouth

EX8 1DL

adultlearningexmouth-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

This course is for adults who have not already achieved a GCSE in mathematics A*-C grade. It can help to enhance career prospects, access to higher or further education, support family with their maths skills or improve your skills for your own personal reasons

All exams will be held at:

The Kennaway Centre, Exmouth

There are 4 mandatory introduction sessions totaling 10-12 guided learning hours; this is a requirement prior to access onto the full GCSE programme, which is up to 90 guided learning hours. This will determine whether you continue with the GCSE or move on to a Functional Skills qualification. Dates for some sessions will be agreed within the learning group, to ensure the total learning hours.

Exam dates

Provisional dates set by awarding body are:

Tuesday 21st May 2019 AM

Thursday 6th June 2019 AM

Tuesday 11th June Friday 2019 AM

All exams will be held at:

The Kennaway Centre, Exmouth

Course content

You will develop your skills, learn and explore mathematical topics and improve understanding.

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.

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.
It is essential that you can commit to weekly attendance as well as completing weekly homework, to succeed.

Support and feedback

You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning.  An individual learning plan will be used to record your targets and achievements. These can be used to predict end grades. 

Additional costs and requirements

You will need basic equipment, black pen, pencil, notebook & 30cm ruler. 

 

We will provide you with a protractor, compasses, calculator and text book for the duration of the course. 

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. 

It is essential that you commit to completing this each week as well as any missed sessions. This can be used to predict end grades. 

About the tutor

Ellie Crawford has taught in adult and further education since 1997, and has worked for Learn Devon since 2009.

Previously she has taught at the St Loye’s Foundation in Exeter and for Trade Union Education at the College of North East London. During her teaching career she has taught IT, Literacy, study skills and trade union courses, but now works as a Maths teacher which is her favourite subject to teach.

Ellie has worked with learners aged 6 months to 86 years, with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. She has taught in the community and in the workplace, and has even taught on a double-decker bus.

Ellie is passionate about ensuring that her classes are safe, happy places where learners can thrive. She has patience and good humour and wants you to enjoy your learning.

“If you don’t ‘get it’ straight away it’s not your fault. It’s my job to take the time to encourage you to learn in imaginative and engaging ways until you have your own ‘light-bulb moments’. The only ‘stupid’ question is the one you don’t ask: in my classes you can ask as many questions (as many times) as you like.”

Ellie has a Certificate in Education from the University of Plymouth.

DayTuesday
Start date18 Sep 2018
End date04 Jun 2019
Start time18:00
End time21:00
CostFree
Concessions not available