When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Course Code W23MITD17A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course is designed for students who are interested in starting a GCSE Maths programme in September 2024. Students will undergo assessment at the end of the course, and their overall performance will be reviewed to determine their readiness for progression to a GCSE Maths course, or a more suitable alternative.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in fundamental mathematical operations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with integers, fractions, and decimals.
  • Understand and apply concepts of geometry and measures, including properties of shapes, angles, perimeter, area, and volume.
  • Develop problem-solving skills and mathematical reasoning to tackle a variety of mathematical challenges.
  • Improve writing skills by developing coherent answers to mathematical problems, with a focus on grammar, vocabulary, and structure.
  • Use Mathswatch to access assignments, lesson resources, video tutorials, interactive worksheets, and online feedback
  • Pass the end of course GCSE Maths Initial Assessment

Class format and activities

The course aims to provide students with a deep understanding of key mathematical concepts, problem-solving techniques, and critical thinking skills. Additionally, it focuses on improving students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening abilities in English, enabling them to analyze and respond effectively to various types of maths word problems. Through a combination of interactive lessons, practice exercises, and assessments, students will develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to progress on GCSE Maths programmes starting in September 2024...

Entry requirements

Usually, there are no specific prior qualifications required to join the Aim for GCSE Maths Fast Track course. However, students are generally expected to have achieved Functional Skills Level 1 Maths and English, or their Key Stage 3 education, which covers a broad range of subjects at the middle school level.

What you need to know before you enrol

• Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. Before enrolling, it's important to consider the following steps and factors: • Evaluate Personal Interest and Motivation: Reflect on why you want to pursue the course and how it aligns with your personal, academic or career goals. Ensure that you are genuinely interested in the subject matter to maintain engagement throughout the course. • Understand Course Content and Expectations: Understand the level of commitment, workload, and expectations associated with studying. This will help you gauge if you are ready to dedicate the necessary time and effort to succeed in the course. • Plan Your Study Schedule: You will be required to study outside of class time, and you will need to have access to a device connected to the Internet for your homework.

What you need

When attending a maths class, it's important to come prepared with the following items:• Stationery: Bring essential stationery items such as pens, pencils, erasers, and a sharpener. It's useful to have a variety of coloured pens or highlighters for annotating and emphasizing key points in your notes.• Calculator: Ensure you have a suitable calculator that complies with the exam board regulations. Check with your teacher or the exam guidelines to determine the approved calculator models. A scientific calculator with advanced functions is typically required for GCSE Maths. Recommended: Casio FX-85GTX or similar versions, e.g. FX-83GTX.• Maths Set: A maths set or geometry set can be helpful for drawing accurate diagrams, measuring angles, and using mathematical instruments such as a compass or protractor.• Exercise Book or Notebook: Carry an exercise book or notebook specifically dedicated to your maths class. Use it to take notes, complete practice questions, and record any additional explanations or examples provided by your teacher.• Positive Attitude and Willingness to Learn: Lastly, bring a positive attitude and a willingness to actively participate in class discussions, ask questions, and engage with the material. Having a growth mindset and a genuine enthusiasm for learning will contribute to your success in maths.

What you can do next

If you have excellent attendance and achieve the learning outcomes, you will be offered GCSE Maths progression in September 2024.