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Course overview

During the intensive 72 hour Edexcel (9-1) GCSE in Mathematics course, you will develop maths skills which are fit for the modern world. You will develop mathematical independence through reasoning and problem solving skills which are presented in authentic contexts. The course will follow 6 key content headings, these will include:

• Number,
• Algebra,
• Ratio, proportion and rates of change,
• Geometry and measures,
• Probability
• Statistics.

You will be supported throughout your journey on the GCSE course by your tutor, but it is really important you have a real commitment to achieving the qualification. Whilst studying, you will be expected to attend weekly 3 hour lessons and complete an additional 4 hours of weekly self-study learning through homework and online resources made available to you by your tutor. You will be required to purchase a maths set and take 3 formal exams which will take place at the end of May and beginning of June, the exact dates will be communicated to you when you start your course.

What else do I need to know?

Please note that courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes. Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.

What are the entry requirements?

You will be required to hold at least a Level 1 Functional Skills Maths qualification or GCSE maths grade D/3. Your existing maths skills will be assessed through a variety of assessments prior to the course starting to ensure you are able to attain a Good grade. The assessments will include an interview, online initial assessment and written baseline assessment. Throughout the course you will be required to demonstrate excellent attendance.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by three externally set examinations at the end of May and beginning of June. In addition you will be internally assessed every 5 weeks through in class controlled assessments with your tutor to monitor your progress. Feedback and actions will be provided after each assessment, with online resources available to further develop your weaker skills.

What financial support is on offer?

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group is pleased to be able to offer financial support to help students meet the costs of attending College. If you are on state benefits or are on a low income you may be entitled to fee remission towards your course.
*This is at the Colleges discretion.

What can I do next?

Successful students may wish to pursue further study at the College.

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