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GCSE Maths


GCSE Maths

The GCSE Maths is particularly useful as it is a key requirement for many jobs. A Maths GCSE shows you have an understanding of numbers and the ability to work with them. Many people find learning maths intimidating, but this course will guide you through the subject in easy steps, building both your understanding and your confidence. Even if a career in the field of maths isn't part of the equation, confidence with numbers is a real bonus is everyday life as well as at work. The GCSE Mathematics is built around examples related wherever possible to everyday life.

GCSE Maths

In this GCSE Maths course you will start with the basics, learning to solve numerical problems and make calculations. You'll learn about number systems and progress to algebraic equations, formulae, graphs and functions.

You'll also explore geometry and discover ways to calculate the qualities of various shapes and work out areas.

You will learn to collect and assess mathematical data and to use it to solve specific problems and interpret and assess the results.

Through studying maths you will learn that it is about more than numbers: it's about thinking logically and being able to apply the principles you learn to everyday situations.


Entry Requirements

You don't need any previous experience or qualifications to enrol in our GCSE Mathematics course. That's because we believe in making home study - and a rewarding future - as accessible as possible.

Where will I go from here?

A GCSE in Maths will give you vital skills that can lead onto A Level and further studies in mathematics, eventually leading to a career in one of its associated fields. If you wish to enter or progress in the workforce generally, you'll find your GCSE Mathematics will demonstrate to employers that you have the ability to commit to learning, and have acquired good reasoning and analytical skills - essential in practically every walk of life.

What will I gain?

This course will prepare you to sit the GCSE Mathematics exams.

Assessment

You will be required to submit eight Test Papers to your ICS course tutor throughout the study of this course. These Test Papers are designed to test your knowledge of the material studied and also to allow your tutor to give you feedback on your learning.

There are also three mock examination papers included with your course at Higher and Foundation Tier. The mock papers are designed to give you practice of the type of questions you will face in the actual examination.

Coursework

  • You are not required to complete any coursework element as part of this course. Assessment of this course is entirely via exams.

GCSE Exams

You will be required to complete three examinations for your GCSE in Mathematics.

Exams will only take place in June, with a re-sit opportunity available in November.

  • Assessment will be linear meaning that all three units must be examined at the same examination session
  • Candidates will not be allowed to carry forward individual paper results.

The format of these papers is as follows:

F and H refer to Foundation and Higher Tier codes.

Unit 1: Statistics and Probability

(Unit Code 1F: 5MB1F; Unit Code 1H: 5MB1H)

  • One written paper
  • Tiered papers

o Foundation Tier grades C - G available
o Higher Tier grades A* - D available

  • 1 hour 15 minutes for Foundation Paper
  • 1 hour 15 minutes for Higher Paper
  • Calculators allowed

Unit 2: Number, Algebra, Geometry 1

(Unit Code 2F: 5MB2F; Unit Code 2H: 5MB2H)

  • One written paper
  • Tiered papers

o Foundation Tier grades C - G available
o Higher Tier grades A* - D available

  • 1 hour 15 minutes for Foundation Paper
  • 1 hour 15 minutes for Higher Paper
  • Calculators not allowed

Unit 3: Number, Algebra Geometry 2

(Unit Code 3F: 5MB3F; Unit Code 3H: 5MB3H)

  • One written paper
  • Tiered papers

o Foundation Tier grades C - G available
o Higher Tier grades A* - D available

  • 1 hour 30 minutes for Foundation Paper
  • 1 hour 45 minutes for Higher Paper
  • Calculators allowed

Please note that you are responsible for making your own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.

Find out more information about arranging your examinations.

What will I get?

Because we're experts in home learning, ICS knows about and offers all the support you need along the way.

You'll receive study materials that have been specially designed for distance learning by experts in your chosen field. You'll also have access to an experienced personal tutor both online and over the phone, ready to help you with guidance and motivation.

You'll also be part of the ICS Online Student Community, where you'll have access to library materials and your account information, as well as vital links with your fellow students, with the chance to discuss your work, ask questions and make new friends.

Study Period

12 months

Support period

12 months

Course code

G53

Course cost

SAVE £124.00 | £275.00 | In stock

Additional fees

Please note that you are responsible for making your own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.

Find out more information about arranging your examinations.

This course prepares students for the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics syllabus B (2MB01), for examinations in 2012 and later years. For examination details see Assessment under the Course Overview section.

Unit 1: Numbers

In this unit you will study:

  • Rational Numbers
  • Working with Factors
  • Working with Fractions
  • Working with Indices, Standard Form and Reciprocals
  • Calculate Compound Interest and Depreciation
  • Proportion
  • Calculating Quantities
  • Ratios
  • Complex Calculations
  • Working with Surds
  • Estimation and Approximation
  • Using Calculators
  • Social Arithmetic
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Time, Conversion and Travel Graphs

An appendix has been also been included with this unit that covers the basic mathematical elements such as Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Decimal Arithmetic and Percentages.

Unit 2: Algebra

In this unit you will study:

  • Quadratics
  • Equations
  • Working with Formulas
  • Understanding Inequalities
  • Trial and Improvement Method for Solving Equations
  • Sequences
  • Using Cartesian Co-ordinates
  • Straight Line Theory
  • Points of Intersection
  • Graphing Functions and Loci
  • Proportion and Inverse Proportion
  • Quadratic and Linear Graphs
  • Transforming Functions

Unit 3: Statistics

In this unit you will study:

  • Data Collection and Hypothesis Testing
  • Questions Types
  • Data and Sampling
  • Collection, Classification, Tabulation and Extraction of Data
  • Median, Mean, Range, Quartile, Interquartile Range, Mode and Model Class
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Statistical Diagrams
  • Probability

Unit 4: Geometry

In this unit you will study:

  • Angles
  • Polygons
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Reflection, Rotation and Symmetry
  • Pythagoras Theorem
  • Trigonometry
  • Trigonometry and Circles
  • Transformations
  • Bearings and Scale Drawings
  • Mensuration
  • Solids and Symmetry
  • Vectors

You can either pay for your course in full or opt for a monthly payment plan.

Standard Course Fee: £399

Or speak to one of our course advisors now for payment plans.

 

Please note that you are responsible for making your own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.

Find out more information about arranging your examinations.

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