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Mathematics (1), GCSE AF-MATHGC-D(0000)001

Alton Campus

Type of study

Academic Year 2021-22 (1 years)

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This revision course gives you the chance to significantly enhance your Higher Education or career prospects. You will have to do this course if you have previously achieved a GCSE Mathematics grade 3, 2 or 1. The course develops your Maths skills in number, algebra, ratio and proportion, geometry, probability and statistics and you will be aiming for a grade 4 or 5.

If you have a grade 2 or 1, you will do GCSE Mathematics over two years, with a long-term aim to gain a grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics.

You need a grade 3, 2 or 1 in GCSE Mathematics or Level 1 or 2 in Functional Skills Maths.

If you choose to study GCSE Mathematics at HSDC Alton, you will cover the following:

  • Number
  • Algebra and Graphs
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry & Measures
  • Probability & Statistics

Lesson activities are wide-ranging, from classroom discussions on how best to mathematically model a situation, to practising problem-solving questions in pairs. You’ll use award-winning software in on PCs to practice your skills and Kahoot quizzes on your smartphones to try to beat the rest of the class.

The main aim of the course will be for students to gain a grade 4 (or 5) and thus the focus of the teaching will be at Foundation tier.

Past students have found the course very rewarding and at times, challenging. Different students enjoy varying parts of the course. The greatest pleasure comes from gaining in confidence and realising you can do Maths!

All exams, consisting of three papers of 1 hour 30 mins.

Student course materials including two revision workbooks, IT resources, ruler, protractor, compass, pen, pencil, rubber & notebook: £12.50 (approximately).

You must also have a scientific calculator with natural display, such as the Casio FX-83GT+ or FX-85GT+.

It is highly recommended that you purchase GCSE Mathsbuster: £6.

Most Higher Education courses require GCSE Mathematics at grade 4. Many jobs will require grade 4 or higher in Mathematics and English.

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