GCSE MATHS

Level: Level 2
Last Updated: 06-01-20

All prospective learners will need to complete an online assessment. This will ensure that you are ready to start the 2018 GCSE Maths course, which begins in September. Book an assessment today here (www.preston.ac.uk/assessment-booking). GCSE Maths is a key qualification, achievement of which can be the key to a successful career for many people. You will be taught in an interesting and engaging way that maintains your interest and motivation throughout the course.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The course is offered at both Higher and Foundation levels, covering the full range of maths subjects, including number skills, statistics, algebra and geometry.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

GCSE exams are held in May and June at the end of the course, comprising 3 papers, two calculator and one non-calculator. In addition, you will be assessed throughout the course by your tutor to check that you are on target to pass.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

You will achieve a nationally recognised qualification that is required for many jobs and progression to higher level education courses including university. The Higher level gives you the opportunity to achieve grades under the new 9-1 grading structure up to a grade 9, which is equivalent to A* under the previous structure. The Foundation level enables you to achieve up to a grade 5, including the grade 4 that is currently required as a minimum by many employers and universities.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

You will need to bring the following equipment to class: pen, pencil, paper, scientific calculator, protractor, compasses and ruler. Your tutor will also recommend books that you can purchase that will support your learning. This is an intensive nine month course and attendance at all classes will be vital to ensure your success.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All prospective learners will need to complete an online assessment. This will ensure that you are working at the appropriate level and are ready to start the 2018 GCSE maths course, which starts in September. Book an assessment today here.

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