What are the main features of this course?
This one year course covers number, algebra, ratio, proportion, rates of change, geometry & measure and probability & statistics and leads to GCSE through Higher tier. A text book particularly designed for the course is used and this is supported with worksheets and online resources such as www.mymaths.co.uk and www.mathswatchvle.com.
Hours of Lessons per Week: 5
Indicative Group Size: 20
How is the course assessed?
This new specification GCSE Mathematics course will be assessed by three written exams; one non-calculator and two calculator papers. Each paper is 1 hour 30 minutes long.
Who should study this course?
A good pass in GCSE Mathematics is often considered a necessary qualification in further & higher education and by employers. All students who have not yet achieved a good pass in Maths must continue to work towards this goal. Students would be expected to have already achieved at least a grade D or have successfully completed the pre GCSE course. Other qualifications would be considered from students with qualifications from overseas.
Where can I go next?
As well as being considered a necessary qualification for higher education and employment, a good pass in GCSE Maths is a requirement for starting some AS-level subjects.