Stepping stone to GCSE maths

Arts Centre, Bideford

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 have a chat with our friendly staff who will make an appointment for you to have an assessment with our Learning Support Co-ordinator in the first instance. Course materials include 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 and pencil.

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

Paul gained degrees as a mature student with the Open University and the University of Exeter and joined us in 2005 teaching maths and English in the North Devon area.

He has extensive experience of teaching adults who struggled to get the qualifications they needed at school, using methods that are tailored to suit their lives, needs and outlooks. “When we are young there are so many reasons for not learning what we’re supposed to, but when we are adults we can put things behind us and carry on from where we left off. Learning can boost your confidence, your job prospects and the way you see the world. We are never too old to learn, sometimes we just need a boost to get us going.” 

Paul Haines – Learn Devon tutor

Start date16 Jan 2020
End date30 Apr 2020
Start time18:00
End time20:30
Concessions not available