A GCSE in maths can be your key to future success in work and education.
In the first six weeks we will assess your progress. Based on this assessment we will recommend a one or a two year programme of study.
During the course you will study the following:
– Patterns and sequences
– Data analysis
The course is assessed by final exams in June. There is no course work. Regular homework will be set.
There are no entry requirements but if you haven’t studied maths for a long time you could join an Improve your maths course first to gain confidence and progress to GCSE the following year.
Completion of this course will open up a wide range of further studies or employment opportunities.
Facilities and resources
Learning resources will be supplied within the classroom but it is recommended that you buy a text book for home study. You will also need a scientific calculator and a geometry set. The lecturer will advise on the best calculator to buy.
Q: I wasn’t very good at maths at school. Is this the right course for me?
A: Many adults find that things they found baffling at school are now surprisingly easy! However, there is a lot to cover in one year and you might find this challenging. This is why we spend the first six weeks assessing your skills and seeing how quickly you make progress. We can then advise you if GCSE is the right course.
Q: What can I do if I don’t feel able to complete the GCSE in one year?
A: We also offer an Improve Your Maths class, which allows you to take two years to achieve the GCSE. In the first year you would work towards a Functional Skill at Level 1 and improve your maths skills and confidence in preparation for completing GCSE in the following year.
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Why Petroc should be your first choice
Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.
We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community.
Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments.
We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.