Course Details

The course takes place over one academic year starting in September and ending with 3 exams in May/June the following year. The course is Linear and all exams are taken at the end of the year. The first exam is taken without a calculator and the second two with a calculator.

Entry Requirements

A Grade D in GCSE Mathematics or Level 2 Functional Skills, documentary proof will be needed. Students will be assessed as to their suitability through online assessment before entry on to the course.

Career options

Many employers seek a grade 4 (what was grade C) as part of their entry requirements for even a job interview. However many mature students find that not having this now prevents them for future promotion within their chosen career or higher educatio

GCSE Mathematics

Five highlights

  • 1 Multi media online instruction to support learning
  • 2 Experienced Maths lecturers familiar with GCSE syllabus.
  • 3 Diagnostic testing throughout the year to ensure progress is being made
  • 4 Exam style questions used from lesson 1 to aid exam experience
  • 5 Mock exams taken during the year to identify strengths and weaknesses.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • GCSE Mathematics

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Course code Location Course length Start date
MAT344CD1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020
MAT344CD1F Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020
MAT344CD1I Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020
MAT344CD1P Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020
MAT344CE1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 09.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

Unit 1: This concentrates on the basic 4 operations of Mathematics, using them for fractions, multiples, factors, negative numbers and the special numbers – primes, squares and cubes. Study of statistical graphs is followed by measurement and symmetry of shapes. Basic geometry follows with graphs, angles, bearings, congruency and tessellations,. The unit ends with an understanding of probability before a more detailed use of statistics which was mentioned earlier including correlation. Unit 2: The early emphasis is on being able to work with a scientific calculator. It is then used to study, percentages, ratio, averages, perimeter, area, speed and proportion. Algebra is introduced to deal with linear equations, trial and improvement. The geometry section is expanded to deal with patterns, volumes, transformations, constructions and circles. Probability is studied for combined events, experimental probability and two way tables. The Unit concludes with the use of Pythagoras’ Theorem.

How will I be taught?

Mainly in class lessons with integrated exam questions throughout the course. Students will also be given access to Video lessons and through Moodle to further exercises as well as all the lessons in a PowerPoint format. The accent right from the start is familiarity with the way the examining board set questions so that all students are fully prepared for the exam situation. In “The HUB” you will also have computer facilities and worksheets to enhance your learning.

How will I be assessed?

Two exams taken in June, one without a calculator. Throughout the year there will be practice papers taken under exam conditions to give students the opportunity to learn exam “techniques”. From past experience few students have been taught these and is often a reason for previous poor performance.

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