GCSE Maths (Adult)
English & Maths
Adult Further Education
What is the course about?
The maths GCSE Course is designed for students wanting to pass the latest GCSE syllabus exams. Maths GCSE is a key requirement for many job roles and passing this qualification demonstrates an understanding of numbers and an ability to work with them. This GCSE 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.
This course is FREE if you do not have a grade C/4 or above.
Why should I choose the course?
Many employers require a minimum C/4 grade, so achieving your maths GCSE could greatly enhance your career prospects. If you would like to progress onto further study, it may be a requirement of your course to have achieved a grade C/4 in maths.
What will I learn?
The maths GCSE course will give you a basic understanding of the four main areas in maths: number, algebra, data handling, and shape, space and measure. It will also allow you to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding in:
- Mathematical methods and concepts
- Problem-solving strategies
- Mathematical techniques and methods and their application in mathematical, every day, and real-world situations
- How to reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
- How to interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context
- Independent thinking and working.
GCSE maths 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. Each question paper last for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
What will the course lead on to?
GCSE maths could lead on to further study in maths, further maths, pure maths, or statistics at A-level. Other related subjects include physics, chemistry, biology, electronics, psychology, environmental studies, or applied science.
Are there any links with industry and university?
Throughout this programme you will be encouraged to think about and use maths in a variety of contexts. These fundamental mathematical and practical-thinking skills are useful across all kinds of disciplines and careers.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. Our tutors are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals in a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no prerequisites for starting this course, however a reasonable level of proficiency in arithmetical skills is assumed. This is measured with a written assessment taken at Warrington & Vale Royal College.
What are my funding options?
For any funding enquiries, please contact our Learner Services Team by calling 01925 494400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
There are no additional costs associated with this course. You will need to provide your own stationery.
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