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Preparation for GCSE maths

Day of week:
Delivered online
18:00 - 20:00
5 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

This is a 5 week, twice weekly, online preparation for GCSE maths course for those enrolled on GCSE maths with Kent Adult Education in September 2022. On this short course, you will revise essential skills and knowledge needed for the course and exams. If you are returning to education after a while or feel you would benefit from a headstart before you start your GCSE course, this is an ideal way to brush up your skills and get used to online study.
You will cover:

• Number skills: calculations without a calculator, negative numbers and BIDMAS/BODMAS

• Fractions and decimals: convert improper fractions to mixed numbers. Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers. Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals

• Percentage: find a percentage of an amount. Increase or decrease an amount by a given percentage. Express one number as a percentage of another. Calculate a percentage
increase or decrease. Work out reverse percentage problems.

• Introduction to algebra: expand brackets in simple expressions and collect like terms. Solve simple equations. Substitute values into formulae and solve.

• Perimeter, area and volume: work out the perimeter and area of simple shapes. Calculate volume for cubes and cuboids. Work out the circumference and area of circles. Calculate the volume of cylinders.

How will I be taught?

Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles and ensure that you achieve your full potential. The course will be taught in a friendly but focussed atmosphere, where your individual needs are catered for.

What do I need to have with me?

Pen, notebook, scientific calculator

What can I do next?

if you are doing the preparation for GCSE maths course, you will already be enrolled on the GCSE maths course from September 2022 or the intensive GCSE maths from January 2023.

What do I need to join the course

All learners enrolled on this GCSE preparation course will be given an introduction to the content of the new GCSE exam.

You will need a laptop or PC and connection to join the classes. We ask learners to have their camera on during their sessions so that they can participate fully in the group activities.

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Delivered online

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/122930/M/FF.