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Maths GCSE Course

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Typology GCSE
Methodology Distance Learning
Class hours 200h
Duration Flexible
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  • GCSE
  • Distance Learning
  • 200h
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If you need to prove your understanding of numbers and mathematics, this distance learning course on Mathematics will help you obtain your dream job.

GCSE Mathematics is a key requirement for many job roles as it demonstrates an understanding of numbers and an ability to work with them. This distance learning course is designed to help students progress through to their exams and it places great emphasis on "doing mathematics" and relating this wherever possible, to everyday life. Certain techniques and formulae need to be learnt, but the emphasis on "doing" means that you should work carefully through all the examples and exercises in order to be able to solve problems effectively.

The Maths GCSE distance learning course gently guides the student through basic mathematical skills, progressing onto more advanced material as the student's skills and abilities develop. A reasonable level of proficiency in arithmetical skills is assumed.

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· Requirements

There are no prerequisites for starting this course, however a reasonable level of proficiency in arithmetical skills is assumed.

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Emma Grant
4.5 09/06/2016
What I would highlight: I wanted to access a PGCE course a couple of years ago. That is why, I decided to resit my Maths GCSE and Science GCSE to improve my marks. I enjoyed both courses: the material received was easy to follow. Now I enrolled on the Psychology GCSE course just for fun!
What could be improved: Nothing negative.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Sarah Potts
4.0 01/06/2015
What I would highlight: I always regretted not getting my Maths GCSE at school and had found it detailed as a requirement for a lot of jobs that I was interested in. As I work part-time and have 2 young boys, distance learning seemed like the best option for me. The course materials were easy to follow and my tutor was a great help with marking my work quickly. I have now passed my exams with a B Grade and I am even thinking of doing my A Level.... Scary!
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

GCSE Mathematics
Skills and Training

Course programme

The Syllabus:

The Maths GCSE course prepares students for the new AQA GCSE Mathematics Specification 8300 for exams in May/June 2017 and later years. This syllabus has been chosen as it is the most suited to distance learning. Assessment is by three examination papers.

The course covers both the intermediate and higher tier levels and it is a personal choice which you decide to complete. You only need to decide which tier to choose when you arrange your exams, and this can be discussed with your tutor as you progress with your studies.

Please Note: This is a new linear syllabus with first exams in May/June 2017. The new syllabus GCSE's now have a different grading system to previous years, The grading system for new GCSE's is Grades 1 to 9 with 9 being the highest grade,

GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9). Students must take three question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series. Some students may only need to obtain a Grade 4 or 5 if they progressing onto a further education course, in which case you would probably be best sitting the foundation papers while some courses such as a Maths A Level may only accept students if they have completed the GCSE at higher tier.

  • Paper 1 is 33.33% of the total marks. The paper is a Written Paper (Non-calculator). The exam is 1 Hour, 30 Minutes and is 80 marks.
  • Paper 2 is 33.33% of the total marks. The paper is a Written Paper (With calculator). The exam is 1 Hour, 30 Minutes and is 80 marks.
  • Paper 3 is 33.33% of the total marks. The paper is a Written Paper (With calculator). The exam is 1 Hour, 30 Minutes and is 80 marks.

There is a mix of question styles within the exams, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

The course consists of the following Units:

Foundation Level:

  • Unit 1 – Numbers
  • Unit 2 – Money
  • Unit 3 – Measurement
  • Unit 4 – Basic Algebra
  • Unit 5 – Basic Trigonometry and Vectors
  • Unit 6 – Basic Geometry
  • Unit 7 – Further Geometry
  • Unit 8 – Probability and Statistics

Additional units to be studied by students aiming for the higher tier:

  • Unit 9 – Further Numbers and Equations
  • Unit 10 – Higher Algebra Topics
  • Unit 11 – Further Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Unit 12 – Further Probability and Statistics
  • Unit 13 – The Examination

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