Intro to GCSE Maths Level 1

Ref: C3743853

This course will help students to become more confident with some of the foundation topics of Maths, such as working with percentages, algebra and use of a calculator, as well as starting to look at aspects of Data Handling such as calculating averages and constructing & interpreting pie charts. Students will learn in a relaxed and friendly and supportive environment and gain some of the skills needed to move onto a GCSE course.

Course aim

To provide a 'refresher' course to increase students' fluency & confidence in the basic foundations of Maths. To begin to prepare students in the skills needed before starting a GCSE Foundation course.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Find simple averages for a set of data.
  • Solve simple algebraic equations
  • Understand & show that some events are more likely to occur than others

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • - Students will need pen, paper, ruler, rubber and a basic scientific calculator. - A geometry set would also be useful. - Students may be required to purchase a course book.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Intro to GCSE Maths Level 1

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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