GCSEs & Functional Skills
31 Aug 2024
This course is for anyone wishing to improve their mathematical skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification, which is a frequent requirement of employers and an entry requirement for many institutions of higher education.
You will study the comprehensive and varied syllabus of the Edexcel GCSE mathematics (9-1). There are two tiers of entry, Higher and Foundation. Learners will be advised which tier is more suitable.
The course covers statistics, numbers, geometry and algebra.
All applicants will be required to undertake an interview and a diagnostic assessment. Successful applicants will need to buy a scientific calculator, mathematical drawing equipment and a text book. Advice on these will be given in the first lesson.
One three-hour session per week. Available dates and times include:
Monday (foundation): 12.30-3.30pm (Highbury Campus)
Tuesday (higher): 5-8pm (Highbury Campus)
Tuesday: 5-8pm (Arundel Campus)
Wednesday: (foundation): 9am-12.15pm (Highbury Campus)
Thursday: (foundation): 5-8pm (Highbury Campus)
There will be two exams held in June. All part-time learners starting their course in September will be allocated a tutor who can provide support and guidance. You will be expected to complete up to two hours’ homework each week.
School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.
GCSE maths is useful for all subject areas where there is a numeracy requirement and is a significant qualification for career opportunities. Numerical skills are important in most jobs. Learners can also progress to AS maths if a suitable grade is obtained.
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