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Improve your Maths

Course level: 
1
Subject area: 
Maths
Awarding body: 
AQA
Advanced Learning Loans Eligible: 
No

What is the Improve your Maths course?

This course is suitable for those who lack confidence in Maths. If you do not have a GCSE in Maths at grade C or above, or a National Test Level 2 qualification, you may be able to attend this course. You will study in a small group at your own pace. The course will help you to improve your skills in dealing with money, doing calculations and measuring. You will work individually on the areas that you find difficult, and will take a nationally recognised qualification, usually at the end of the course.

An interview is required before you can enrol on this course.

Course topics

These may cover any or all of the following:

  • using a calculator
  • financial calculations
  • using metric systems
  • multiplying and dividing
  • fractions and decimals

Teaching and learning

You will work in a small, friendly group with plenty of one-to-one support. You will have access to computers during the lessons.

Assessment details

You will be given the opportunity to take a qualification in adult numeracy in either March or May. Please note the exam times are set nationally and are 9.00am for morning exams and 1.30pm for afternoon exams.

Progression

  • Maths GCSE

Extra costs

Writing materials and note book/A4 file.

Notes

Unless your tutor informs you otherwise, classes will not be held on College closure days. Details regarding these dates can be found in the Adult Student Handbook http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/adult-education/adult-student-handbook or on the General Information page http://www.altoncollege.ac.uk/adult-education/general-information.

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