Stepping stones to GCSE maths

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

Please call and arrange a chat with our Learning Support Coordinator to talk through the content of the course. 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

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

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 date04 Feb 2019
End date13 May 2019
Start time13:00
End time15:00
Concessions not available