Improving your maths skills can help you become more confident in your work and daily life, and help you to prepare for further study or training.
This well-established programme offers you the opportunity to improve your skills and knowledge within a supportive and friendly atmosphere. With the help of specialist teachers, this course will help you develop your knowledge and ability, enabling you to achieve the qualifications you need to progress for work, university, further education, or an apprenticeship programme.
All 19+ part-time students wishing to improve their maths skills will be required to undertake an initial assessment prior to the start of the course, which will determine the pathway they are enrolled to.
What will I learn?
Pre GCSE: A practical 18 week course, designed to help you develop skills that are relevant for everyday life and work. Students can progress through different levels from Entry Level to Levels 1 and 2. This course covers practical maths skills including calculating with whole numbers, fractions and percentages, ratio and scale, measuring shape and space, as well as using statistics and presenting data. You will work individually, in pairs, small groups or as a whole group.
Shape and Space
GCSE: This course helps you to build up a wide body of mathematical knowledge and the skills you need to apply this in new and changing situations. You will carry out a range of tasks that require you to select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using appropriate terminology and conventions.
The course is divided into four units:
Space and measure
- Statistics and probability
Both pathways provide 3 hour classes once a week for either 18 weeks for pre GCSE or 32 weeks for GCSE. Independent study additional to classes is required to ensure success. All students will be provided with Century login to enable personalised development of English and maths skills and knowledge outside of class.
How will I be assessed?
Pre GCSE: There are two formal assessments: one calculator and one non-calculator assessment. These assessments will take place at set points within the 18 week course. These assessments will take place during the lesson and can be repeated if necessary. Successful completion of these assessments will lead to achievement of a functional skills qualification at the level of study.
GCSE: There will be an end of year examination in May/ June, consisting of two formal exams.
Student must be aged 19 or above at the start of the academic year
- Initial assessment at the start of the course to determine pathway of study
Progression & Career Opportunities
Level 2 is a recognised qualification by many employers and entry requirement for higher study.