About the course
Each individual will be fully assessed by our professional tutors and advised which qualification would best suit his/her needs. Students often find attending a functional skills class beneficial prior to starting GCSE.
You will need to have either a Functional skills Level 2 Maths qualification or achieve the minimum standard required during the assessment to be accepted onto the course.
GCSE Maths (AQA) new specification grades 1-5. A Majority of students will take the foundation tier. The highest grade is 5 which is roughly equivalent to grade B. There may be the opportunity to be referred for a higher level class which will be held at WSC in Bury St Edmunds.
What you'll learn (core modules)
The tutor will prepare learners for exam entry for GCSE which is completed in June 2023. The course consists of the use of scientific calculators and will start with a thorough grounding in the basics of maths to clear up any misconceptions. Despite the intensive nature of the course there should be time to introduce everyone to the fun of maths. This is a condensed course which can be very demanding but very rewarding. All sessions are taught with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. 9 core subjects that are threaded through the course are: Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Scales and conversions. The new specification GCSE Maths contains a third extra content on previous years. In order to be successful students will be expected to attend a 3 hour lesson each week and spend at least the same amount of time in home studies.
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
Whilst the main class is planned to take place face to face in the classroom at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds we shall be offering students the opportunity to join the class online using our immersive streaming equipment within our centre in Thetford.
Further details will be provided once you submit your enquiry.
Where will this course take me?
This is a recognised qualification for career progression or to qualify for other college/university courses.
Days & times
Please contact us for dates and further information