Weymouth College

Maths GCSE

Weymouth College

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Typology GCSE
Methodology Online
  • GCSE
  • Online

Maths GCSE LocationCranford Avenue Course Overview Apply Now The aim of the course is to prepare you for the Edexcel GCSE Foundation tier examinations in Mathematics, although it may be possible to study and take examinations at the Higher tier.

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GCSE Mathematics

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A good knowledge of basic number work is essential for this course. It is expected that most students who join this course will not have studied maths formally for some time. For those who have studied this qualification in the recent past, a grade D in GCSE Mathematics is expected. For school leavers looking to improve their grades, an interview with the course tutor is required. Course Content Probability and statistics Finding averages, representing data in diagrams, calculating probabilities, Number Using decimals, fractions, percentages and ratios. Algebra Manipulating algebraic expressions, using formulae, solving equations, drawing graphs. Geometry and measures Using angles, working with named shapes, finding areas and volumes, doing transformations, using Pythagoras’ theorem. Progression Mathematics is a subject which we all need in order to conduct our everyday lives, for example for checking pay slips, determining how many rolls of wallpaper are needed to re-decorate the hall, or just when going shopping. In addition to its importance in our everyday lives, career progression and job opportunities can be dependent on your having a sound grasp of mathematics. Successful completion of this course will enable you to proceed to those Further and Higher Education courses where a GCSE Mathematics qualification may be a pre-requisite. Fees If you have not already achieved GCSE English C or above you will be entitled to fee remission otherwise you will be required to pay a fee of £341. If you are in receipt of an income-based qualifying benefit, you may be entitled to a fee reduction. Please remember to bring evidence of entitlement with you when you come to enrol. For further details of all fees, including any concessions on courses, please contact the Information Centre on 01305 208808 and ask for a fee information leaflet.

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