Mathematics (Foundation Tier), one year course has been added to My Courses

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Course specifics

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grade 3 including English Language and at least a grade 2 in GCSE Maths

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Exam board: AQA

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Course Outline

This course is designed to make sure you revise and master all the key topics and skills you need, to give you the best chance to improve your grade and pass your exam. We want you to feel confident and at the same time to enjoy yourself! That's why we use a lot of games (including live quizzes) and a lot of active learning activities, which involve working in groups in a lot of different ways and with many different resources!

Of course we must not forget our solid routines, which involve the "5 a day" activities and a lot of practice on exam questions.

You will revisit a lot of topics, starting from fractions, decimals and percentages and ending up looking at how algebra fits with 2D or even 3D shapes! And while you do all of this, we will always support you and keep an eye on your well-being. Happy students are successful students!

Course Outline

The college offers a one-year GCSE course, with some students having the opportunity to re-sit exams in November.

The assessment consists of 3 papers, all three covering all aspects of the syllabus:

  • Paper 1: Non-calculator paper, 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Paper 2: Calculator paper, 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Paper 3: Calculator paper, 1 hour 30 minutes

 

Methods of Teaching and Learning

The course is taught by well qualified and experienced staff. Teaching methods mostly involve whole-class teaching, with discussions and group work. Students are expected to do a substantial amount of revision and practice outside the classroom.

 

Method of Assessment

This course is assessed by written examinations in November or May/June. Throughout the course, the progress of each student is assessed and monitored by regular assignments and mock examinations.

 

Resources

The College is well stocked with Mathematics textbooks, and students are encouraged to use IT resources as appropriate. Students are expected to provide their own scientific calculators and geometry sets.

There could be an optional cost for a GCSE exam workbook (£ 5.00 maximum), for the students who wish to have one.

 

Progression

Students are expected to improve at least one grade. A grade 4/5 opens up opportunities for students e.g. university, employment, that may otherwise be closed. Students may go on to study the Level 3 Core Maths qualification.

Students who have achieved 5 GCSE grade 4s including English Language but not Maths, would do this course alongside their A-levels and/or Level 3 BTECs.

For all other students, this course would form part of your Access to Level 3 Programme – click here to find out more.

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