MA9100

Maths GCSE

Ivybridge Methodist Church, Ivybridge

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 learndevontotnes@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 .

The course will start on Tuesday 10 September, 9am – 12 noon..

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

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

Amanda Jury has worked as an Area Tutor for Learn Devon teaching Maths for the past 14 years.

Amanda has a Bachelor of Science degree in Maths from The Open University and a Level 4 Specialist Numeracy teaching qualification from the University of Plymouth.

Amanda prides herself in being able to teach anybody Maths, however much they struggle with the subject.

“A lot of the people I have taught over the years have surprised themselves by discovering that not only can they now do Maths, but they now actually enjoy it”

DayTuesday
Start date10 Sep 2019
End date02 Jun 2020
Start time09:00
End time12:00
CostFree
Concessions not available
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