All learners must attend a pre-course assessment session. Following this you will be signposted to either a one-year GCSE intensive course or a Functional Skills course.
*A fee may apply for those with GCSE Grade C (4) or above
The GCSE course will prepare you for the AQA GCSE Mathematics at Foundation Level. It covers the following topics:
• Using and applying Mathematics
• Number and Algebra
• Shape, space and measures
• Handling data
You will be expected to take the two GCSE English Language exams which normally take place in May and/or June and you may need to take time away from work to sit these.
Please do not enrol if you do not wish to sit the exams.
Work will be set by your tutor. If you wish to succeed on this course, it is essential that this work is completed every week. The amount of time you will need to spend working at home will vary; however, you will need to do an average of three hours a week. You will need to purchase a scientific calculator, rule, protractor and compass (approximate total cost £10). Please do not buy them before the course starts as advice will be given at the first session.
You may be interested in studying for another GCSE with the Adult Learning Service, for example English.