Who is this course for?
It can help you enhance your career prospects, provide you with access to further education, help you support your family with their maths skills or improve your skills for personal reasons.
You will develop your skills and understanding in number; ratio, proportion, and rates of change; algebra; statistics and probability; and geometry and measure.
Our curriculum follows the latest GCSE grading system from 1 to 5 (Edexcel GCSE Foundation Maths 2015). For more information visit https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html or speak to our team.
Support and feedback
As yet exam dates have not been set by the awarding body, but are normally at the end of May / beginning of June.
All exams will be held at Bideford Arts Centre and under exam conditions.
Additional costs and requirements
This course is free if you do not have a GCSE maths qualification or are looking to improve a D grade equivalent or below. To improve grades of C or higher the course needs to be self-funded.
To enrol in this course, you will first need to meet with one of our friendly Learning Support Coordinators. Through a skills check they will make sure that this is the right course for you. To make an appointment with our team please contact your local Learn Devon centre.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will need a pen, pencil and a notebook and would benefit from some textbooks. It is essential that you can commit to weekly attendance as well as completing weekly homework. Homework will be used to practice and check your understanding of topics covered and provide feedback on your progress. It is essential that you can commit to completing this each week as well as any missed sessions. Your first four sessions will determine whether you continue with the GCSE or move on to a Functional Skills qualification.
Additional information and resources
How will I learn?
Classes are small and welcoming; you will work with others and on your own. You will be taught by supportive and friendly tutors who provide lots of practical help and guidance. The course is usually free of charge* and available online and in centres across Devon during the daytime or in evenings, so you can fit study around your own requirements
Resources and additional information
Our tutors are supportive and friendly, and they also work with our learning support assistants who are at hand to help you with any learning difficulties or disabilities you may have. Your progress will be tracked, and you will be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning. Using a tailored learning plan our tutors will provide you with feedback to help you achieve your learning goals and predict your end grade.
Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Student Book 1 9781292346144 Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Student Book 2 9781292346380 Scientific calculator (Casio fx-83GT PLUS) Geometry Set including a 30cm ruler
What can I do next?
A GCSE qualification in maths is nationally recognised and is often required by employers and education providers in both further and higher education. A GCSE in maths is vital for a broad variety of careers, and in order to access most Degree level courses.