GCSE Maths initial assessment - Courses to start from September Name

Course Content

Course Content

You will follow the AQA GCSE Mathematics syllabus.
You will gain confidence in recognising and using techniques to support your own maths development. You will learn how to solve problems and find solutions and how to apply these new skills within different situations. You will widen your knowledge of mathematics to include topics such as geometry, trigonometry and algebra
By the end of the course you will be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics and be able to recall and apply the skills you have learnt
• Solve problems by applying your skills to problems using calculator and non-calculator methods.
GCSE courses are all online.

To be eligible for funding for courses you must be over 19 years of age as at 31st August 2022 and not be an apprentice. Further eligibility may be linked to where you live and we will check this at enrolment stage and may contact you for further information or refer you to alternative provision.

No previous experience is required. Basic IT skills are essential.
We will ask you to enrol on a BKSB assessment session. This will allow us to allocate the most suitable course for your individual level. We will then provide details of all courses available and a learner agreement will be sent to you to confirm you would like to allocated a place.

You will need to commit to regular attendance and to complete a minimum of 3 hours self- study and homework each week.

You will need access to a Laptop or Tablet. Please bring a notepad, calculator, pen or pencil and a small folder for handouts and your work. You may wish to use a memory stick.
This course will be delivered online. You will need access to the internet and an email account. Your teacher will contact you on a weekly basis through email, Zoom and Moodle and you will have the opportunity to contribute to group discussions across the County. You will be given tasks to complete at each session and instructions and online demonstrations. Some paper resources and study books will be sent to you to support you.

Your teacher will give verbal and written feedback throughout the course. You will be expected to complete assessed homework each week.
You will be required to complete one calculator and two non-calculator papers to achieve the GCSE Maths qualification at the end of the course.
You must be available to attend all 3 examinations in May and June 2023.

An AQA GCSE Maths qualification at an appropriate grade 9-1

Other courses related to personal or professional development
GCSE maths can be used to access a wide range of further and higher education provision.

This is the Initial Assessment that all learners must enrol on in the first instance, prior to becoming Approved Learners.
Concessions may be available based on income and benefit status

Helping you financially

  • 92% of our learners receive full funding for their learning. Our mission is to support you on the right learning path (T&C apply).
  • We can offer financial support relating to childcare costs, travel costs, course fees, books etc. (T&C apply).
  • You can pay for your course in instalments (over £100). Please ask for details.
  • English, maths including GCSEs and computing courses (up to Level 1) are FREE subject to eligibility (adult learners aged 19+ at 31st August 2023).
  • Qualification courses at Level 2 or below are FREE if your individual employed/self employed income is below £20,319.
  • If you have not yet achieved a Level 3 qualification or equivalent, you could learn for FREE.
  • Don’t worry if you have already gained a Level 3 qualification, but want to change your career path and try something new – you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan which you start to pay back when you earn over £27,295.
  • From April 2023, some Level 3 courses will be available for FREE to adults who are unemployed or earning below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319), even if you already have a Level 3 qualification or higher. This funding is part of the ‘Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs’ offer and you will find a full list of qualifications included in this offer here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/find-a-free-level-3-qualification/list-of-free-level-3-qualifications-available-to-eligible-adults

If you are unsure on what price you should pay, please contact us on 01609 536066 or email adultlearningservice@northyorks.gov.uk