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MATHEMATICS (AQA) GCSE In order to enrol on the part - time maths course you will be expected to have progressed beyond a basic understanding of mathematical concepts and wish to gain a formal qualification. The course lasts for 30 weeks in the academic year, starting from September through to the end of May, with lessons being 3 hours per week. Class times are on Monday morning/evening, Tuesday evening, or Wednesday morning/evening. Depending on which class you choose the lesson could either be on main campus or at college house (see part-time hand book for details). WHAT DOES THE COURSE INCLUDE ? AS part of the course you will be required to have a scientific calculator, and a geometry set including: compasses, protractor and ruler. It may also be useful to purchase a text book with the recommended texts being Mathematics for AQA GCSE Modular - Tony Banks & David Alcorn (Causeway Press) Modular Mathematics: GCSE for AQA (Oxford) All of the above can be purchased through the Maths Department once the course has commenced. Depending on which tier you wish to study there is a foundation or higher level book for each of the above series. WHAT WILL I DO ON THE COURSE ? The topics you will study over the year include: probability, perimeter and area, algebra, graphs, number and geometry. All topics will be covered over three modules. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED ? There are two tiers at GCSE mathematics: higher and foundation, which tier you do depends on your level of ability and confidence. The range of grades that can be attained depend on the tier. Higher: A* - D Foundation: C - G There is no coursework element to the course, it is based solely on examinations. The examinations will take place in stages over the year for each of the modules. For each paper there will be a calculator section, and non - calculator section. Exam sittings are as follows: Module 1 - Data Handling: November Module 3 - Number & Algebra: March Module 5 - Terminal (certifying module): May/June

MATHEMATICS (AQA) GCSE In order to enrol on the part - time maths course you will be expected to have progressed beyond a basic understanding of mathematical concepts and wish to gain a formal qualification. The course lasts for 30 weeks in the academic year, starting from September through to the end of May, with lessons being 3 hours per week. Class times are on Monday morning/evening, Tuesday...

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