The course is focused on providing the skills to enable you to build confidence in your ability to function mathematically in employment, daily life and also progress onto further study in maths. Sessions will focus on foundation paper content and therefore provide the underpinning theory for a grade 4/5 (equivalent to the old GCSE grade C). Areas of maths covered by the course include; number (including algebra), geometry, ratio, probability and statistics. Throughout the course you will also develop the skills required to use and apply the concepts learnt to everyday problems. The 1-9 maths specification contains one third more content than previous years. Therefore in order to be successful students are expected to attend all college session and commit to at least 3hrs a week of independent (home) study.
GCSE maths is offered as a 3 hour lesson once a week for one academic year. Options are available in the day and evening.
• Huntingdon campus
Tuesday 6pm – 9pm*
Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm*
• Cambridge campus
Wednesday 10pm – 1pm*
Wednesday 5:30pm – 8:30pm*
*Session availability is dependent upon student numbers
GCSE maths is a nationally recognised qualification amongst employers and a grade 4/C is often the minimum requirement for jobs. Students who complete this course successfully may wish to progress onto further study e.g. Access to HE courses or Degree courses.
Grade 3/D in GCSE maths, or equivalent. Prior to enrolment all applicants will be required to complete a short initial assessment to assess their current skill level.
We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.
You will be assessed through formative assessments during the course to enable you and your tutor to monitor your progress and identify areas that require further skill development. There are three final examinations for this qualification, two calculator and one non-calculator, in May and June.