This course is for a variety of students, for those who need to improve their GCSE Mathematics grade for further study at a higher level, and also those who wish to improve their grade with no coursework involved. It is also suitable for students on other programmes eg Vocational courses that require competency in Maths or for students wishing to apply for College courses or employment.
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This course is for a variety of students, for those who need to improve their GCSE Mathematics grade for further study at a higher level, and also those who wish to improve their grade with no coursework involved. It is also suitable for students on other programmes eg Vocational courses that require competency in Maths or for students wishing to apply for College courses or employment, enhancing their success chances.
The syllabus is divided into 3 modules, module 1 handling data, statistics and probability, module 3, number and algebra and module 5, terminal exam, number and algebra, shapes, spaces and measures. Modules 1 and 3 contribute approximately 50% towards your final grade and there is the opportunity to resit papers if students wish to improve their grade. Students will usually take Module 1 in November, Module 3 in March and the exam in June. All modules have both a calculator and non caculator paper.
p>The course is modular in nature allowing each curriculum area to be broken into discrete topics and therefore giving better insight into the progress, weaknesses and strengths of students.
Additional information Students will expected to provide their own study equipment such as pens, pencils, drawing instruments - compass, protractor, ruler and a scientific calculator eg Casio Fx-83ES. They will also be expected to purchase course-based textbooks and texts for the Higher modules 1.3 and 5.
Some prior knowledge will be needed for the course eg the ability to plot points, complete tally charts, the concept of permiter area, volume and circle terminology etc. Students will also have to be prepared to do homework in order to complete the course in the year.
By tne end of the 30 week course yoiu will have had the opportunity to gain a GCSE in Mathematics in grades A* to D.
Mike Butcher is a qualified teacher with 32 years experience teaching Maths in local schools to GCSE higher level and beyond. During this time, Maths courses and teaching methods have changed and developed and now embrace different learning styles and methodologies incorporating interactive technology to support learning and assessment. By all the tools at his disposal, Mike is able to help students to become confident, successful learners.
Day and time: Wednesday 7-9pm
Start date: 23 September
Number of sessions: 30
Tuition fees: £260
Method of payment: Fees for short courses (10 weeks or less) to be paid in full at enrolment and for long courses (12 weeks or more) fees of 50% can be paid at enrolment plus 50% as a cheque. Course places cannot be reserved without receipt of both payments.
Please note that there are no classes during half term Monday 15th - Friday 19th February 2010 unless otherwise stated.