Maths Prepare for your GCSE

Have you gained Functional Skills Maths Level 1 and you want to gain a GCSE Maths, but need more time to prepare before studying for the qualification? Do you need to test your abilities before attempting the qualification course? Then this Prepare for your GCSE Maths course is the course for you. It will prepare you for progressing onto GCSE Maths course. You will need to complete and pass an initial assessment before starting this course.

Course Content

This course will cover topics between Level 1 Functional Skills Maths and GCSE Maths and will help prepare you to study GCSE Maths. You will study topics in Number, Measure, Shape and Space and Handling Data.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

In order to enrol onto this Prepare for your GCSE Maths course, you need to have achieved Functional Skills Level 1 Maths in the last two years. As well as the required level of Maths, you should also have language skills corresponding to Level 2 as a minimum. This can be evidenced through the initial screening or a GCSE English grade C/Grade 4/Functional Skills Level 2 English or above (you need to bring evidence of this).

Assessment Methods

Your maths skills will be assessed and developed through a folder of work and the use of an PLP (Personal Learning Plan). Your evidence, or work, - which you produce as you progress through the course - will be gathered in and marked by your tutor.

If you successfully complete this course you can then progress onto the GCSE Maths course.

By enrolling on a Maths course you can develop your problem solving, quantitative reasoning, communication and time management skills including working to deadlines. Mathematical knowledge is very important in STEM jobs and in many other jobs. For example, health care professionals need maths skills to treat patients, understand medical tests, and operate medical equipment. In fact, maths is a basic skill in most occupations.

Additional Information

You are expected to have a standard Geometry Set, a 30 cm Ruler, an A4 writing pad, a ring-binder or folders as well as pencils, a rubber and a highlighting pen. You will also need a Scientific calculator - preferably one of the Casio FX series which will cost about £10.00.

You should bring your materials to every class.

We encourage learners to attend as many classes as possible and expect at least 90% attendance on the course.