MA9000

Maths GCSE

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

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 Coordinator. To make a local appointment to confirm which course is most suitable for your needs, please contact our Office on 01392 384094 or email learndevonnewtonabbot@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 .

Exams will be held at the Change Academy.

The course will start on Wednesday 11 September, 6-9pm.

Sessions are 3 hours weekly.

This includes four sessions, 12 guided learning hours, mandatory introduction course, which is a requirement, prior to access onto the full GCSE programme, which is 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.

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.

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 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

Vince gained his teaching qualification at Leeds University and a Master’s in Education from Cambridge University. He joined us in 2019, teaching maths.

He has gained extensive knowledge through teaching at a wide range of organisations including secondary, special schools and further education. He is also a qualified Life Coach and he can use all this experience to tailor the work for all learners.

“I love the work that I do, meeting all the new people I get to know on these courses. I find that by making small improvements over a period of time, you will be surprised by the progress you make. Every journey starts with the first step.”

DayWednesday
Start date11 Sep 2019
End date03 Jun 2020
Start time18:00
End time21:00
CostFree
Concessions not available
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