Full time course
This course is designed to help you gain a grade 5 or above as well as to develop crucial skills that will help you to progress in education or employment. This is an essential qualification for Level 3 courses and is also sought after by apprenticeship schemes, employers and universities. GCSE maths is a dynamic subject that covers key concepts, including algebra ratio and proportion, geometry, probability and statistics.
What will I study?
The GCSE course involves:
Numbers, decimals, fractions and percentages, both with and without a calculator
Shapes, space and measures
Statistics, probability and graphs.
You will learn how to extract written information and solve mathematical problems, as well as practical applications.
What do I need to join?
Students will normally (but not always) have already achieved a grade 3 (grade D) at GCSE Maths and will be entered at the foundation level (where it is possible to gain a grade 4/C). However, any student demonstrating the required ability, or students looking to improve on a previously achieved GCSE grade 4/C, can be entered at the higher level.
How long is the course?
How will I learn?
Through a range of activities, including pair work, group work, whole class discussion, measuring, drawing and exam practice. You will be encouraged to ask questions and join in with discussions. You will be shown alternative methods of working out some types of Maths problems, so you can choose the one that suits you.
How will I know how I am doing?
There will be progress assessments once a month throughout the year as well as formal exams at the end of the academic year.
Are there any extra costs?
You will need to purchase a scientific calculator and a set of mathematical instruments.
What can I do next?
GCSEs provide an excellent foundation to progress into both technical and academic pathways as well as being seen by employers as a key qualification for progressing in the workplace. After GCSEs, many of our students go on to study A Levels and Level 3 vocational programmes at SGS. Entry onto the GCSE Plus Programme will be assessed on an individual basis at an interview and all applicants will undertake initial assessments in English, maths and science.
Filton and Stroud Campuses.