Maths GCSE Course

General

Program Description

GCSE Mathematics is a key requirement for many job roles as it demonstrates an understanding of numbers and an ability to work with them. This distance learning course is designed to help students progress through to their exams and it places great emphasis on "doing mathematics" and relating this wherever possible, to everyday life. Certain techniques and formulae need to be learnt, but the emphasis on "doing" means that you should work carefully through all the examples and exercises in order to be able to solve problems effectively.

The Maths GCSE distance learning course gently guides the student through basic mathematical skills, progressing onto more advanced material as the student's skills and abilities develop. A reasonable level of proficiency in arithmetical skills is assumed.

Each lesson of this course begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions. There are thirteen tutor-marked assignments and a practice exam paper.

The course consists of the following Units:

Foundation Level:

  • Unit 1 – Numbers
  • Unit 2 – Money
  • Unit 3 – Measurement
  • Unit 4 – Basic Algebra
  • Unit 5 – Basic Trigonometry and Vectors
  • Unit 6 – Basic Geometry
  • Unit 7 – Further Geometry
  • Unit 8 – Probability and Statistics

Additional units to be studied by students aiming for the higher tier:

  • Unit 9 – Further Numbers and Equations
  • Unit 10 – Higher Algebra Topics
  • Unit 11 – Further Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Unit 12 – Further Probability and Statistics
  • Unit 13 – The Examination
Last updated January 2018

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Distance Learning Courses Limited (t/a Distance Learning Centre) is a leading provider of distance learning / home study / Open Learning courses and a respected course developer. As well as developing ... Read More

Distance Learning Courses Limited (t/a Distance Learning Centre) is a leading provider of distance learning / home study / Open Learning courses and a respected course developer. As well as developing our own course materials we are also agents for many other top distance learning providers and currently offer over 250 distance learning courses through the Distance Learning Centre website and we are also an authorised partner for distributing the official CIW Self Study Kits. Read less