Adult GCSE Mathematics

This part-time course is for students aged 19 or over who do not have an A*-C (9-4) in GCSE Maths and who wish to gain their GCSE qualification. This course is free (fully funded) for adults who have right to remain in the UK. The course encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. The course will prepare you to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities. Many of our successful learners have used this qualification to pursue careers in teaching, nursing and business. This is an evening class (Tuesdays 6-9pm). 

Course Content

GCSE Mathematics for 2020-2021 is the linear Pearson Edexcel Level 1/2 GCSE (9-1) in Mathematics (1MA1). There is no coursework. There are two tiers for this qualification.

Higher Mathematics covers grades 4-9, whilst Foundation covers grades 1-5. The Mathematics staff will consider progress and individual circumstances to enter students on the most appropriate tier to achieve success. The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers and it will cover the following content headings:

  1. Number
  2. Algebra
  3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  4. Geometry and measures
  5. Probability
  6. Statistics.

 

On completion of this course you are expected to:

  • develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  • acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  • reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions
  • comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

Entry Requirements

If you already have GCSE grade D / grade 3 or Level 1 Functional Skills certificate in Maths, you will be able to enrol on this course. However, we know that many learners will not have these qualifications, but this will not prevent you from joining our GCSE Adult courses. If you do not have the above qualification, you will sit an Initial Assessment to check if this is the right course for you. A satisfactory reference must also be received.

Duration and Delivery

One year, part time (September start). One lesson each week. Typically: Thursdays 1.30pm-4.30pm or Thursday 6-9pm.

Progression

Your GCSE qualification will improve your employment prospects and will help you apply to university and other higher level courses where GCSEs are an entry pre-requisite.

Additional Information

Please be aware that if you do not meet Home Student Residency status, you will be charged at the higher level fee.  You may be eligible for help with fees and/or childcare, depending on your circumstances. Classes will run subject to availability.

 

For more information please contact our Admissions Team on 020 8268 3073 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Maths GCSE is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.

Campus

Kingston Hall Road

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