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GCSE Maths and Functional Skills Maths Classes

Join our friendly Part-time Functional skills classes where you can work on a range of maths skills and gain a vital qualification which will help you in the world of work and further study.

GCSE Maths is required by Higher Education establishments and many employers.

If you want to improve your skills in number, algebra, probability, geometry and statistics this course will help you gain this valuable qualification.

The remit is to remind students of skills they have previously learnt and then boost their competence in key areas to achieve a standard pass at grade 4.

Although the time at college is only one evening per week, success would depend on ensuring that all new skills are practised regularly, and this would typically mean that the student would complete at least 3 hours further study during the week.

Functional Skills maths will cover:

  • Whole Numbers
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Common Measures
  • Shape and Space
  • Data Handling

Typically gaining the grade 4 would enable further progression in the workplace or support further study where some basic numeracy is required. The GCSE is a well-known and understood qualification, which is in high demand.

Functional Skills may have been completed to help the learner get ahead in their job, get them into further/higher education courses or to update their current skills.

GCSE maths

  • Already have a grade 2 or 3 in GCSE Maths (Grade D or E on legacy GCSE). Alternatively, a grade 1, F, G or U at GCSE but have already successfully completed functional skills maths at level 1.
  • All attendees are required to provide photographic identification.

Functional Skills maths

  • Students must complete an initial assessment prior to starting the course, to see what level or learning is appropriate to them, most learners will likely be at entry level.
  • ID to be provided prior to course.
  • Learners will benefit from bringing a pen and paper, and may be expected to bring their own calculator.

GCSE maths

  • AQA GCSE Mathematics at foundation tier (grades available 1 to 5).
  • There will be 3 exams at the end of the course, all of which must be sat to gain the qualification.
  • There may be an option to take the exam early in November for students who show high aptitude or have just taken the GCSE exams the previous summer.

Functional Skills maths

Once you have completed the maths course, you will take two online tests. Our hub provides a relaxed environment in which to complete your tests. Tests are taken on a computer, which are then sent electronically to the examination body.