ASSESSMENT IS NEEDED BEFORE JOINING THIS COURSE. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CENTRE TO BOOK A TIME
This is a 5 month intensive online course leading to the new GCSE Mathematics qualification, with the examining body AQA. Sessions will run in real time on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30 - 12.00 each week.
This course will be delivered on a virtual learning platform (Zoom) from January 2022. There may be additional sessions planned throughout the year to cover the required content for exam preparation. Your tutor will advise when these sessions will take place.
The course follows the Linear syllabus, which comprises three broad topics:
Number and Algebra – working with Numbers and the Number System; Fractions, Decimals and Percentages; Ratio and Proportion; Algebra; Expressions and Equations; Sequences, Functions and Graphs.
Geometry and Measures – Properties of Angles and Shapes; Geometrical Reasoning and Calculation; Measures and Construction; Mensuration; Vectors.
Statistics and Probability – the Handling Data Cycle; Data Collection; Data Presentation and Analysis; Data Interpretation; Probability.
The examinations will take place in May/early June 2022 and will comprise 3 written papers. Further information regarding the course specification can be obtained from AQA's website at www.aqa.org.uk.
**PLEASE NOTE: the short intensive nature of this course will require regular attendance, a high level of commitment and at least 4 hours of home study per week, as set by the tutor
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Paul Smith
Paul Smith is a qualified maths and ESOL tutor with an honors degree in lifelong learning. He has worked in adult education for ten years and delivers to groups ranging from entry levels to GCSE. He brings a wealth of knowledge gained from current and previous experiences and guides and nurtures students to learn and not be taught.
How will I be taught?
Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles and ensure that you achieve your full potential. The course will be taught in a friendly but focussed atmosphere, where your individual needs are catered for.
Teaching, learning and assessment are carried out through formally taught sessions, discussion, group work, and supported with online resources, worksheets and books, practice papers, home study, feedback and evaluation.
What do I need to have with me?
Notebook, pens, pencils, folder, scientific calculator and geometry set comprising a ruler, set square, protractor and pair of compasses. You may also be required to purchase a text book. Your tutor will advise at the first session.
What can I do next?
This course can enable you to progress to A Level maths or higher level study with Kent Adult Education or other learning providers. Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help you identify the best course for you. Please check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk for course details.
What do I need to join the course
A pre-course initial assessment is held before enrolment to confirm that the course level is suitable for you and flexible support is available online and through our Skills centres.
All learners enrolled on this GCSE course will be expected to attend from the first lesson which will give an introduction to the course and the content of the new GCSE exam.
You will need a laptop or PC and connection to join the classes. We ask learners to have their camera on during their sessions so that they can participate fully in the group activities. You will need sufficient time to prepare for sessions and to do set homework and self study each week.
All our higher level GCSE courses will work towards gaining the best grades possible. At the first session of the course, the tutor will set out the commitment necessary to achieve those higher grades and a minimum grade 4 or 5 (equivalent to a C grade on the old GCSE exam).
For the Summer 2022 GCSE series, exams will be the following centres subject to Covid guidance:
Ashford, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesend, Maidstone, Sittingbourne,Tonbridge
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/108606/K/LC.
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