What is the course about?
The course is to prepare you for GCSE courses in Sept. It will include work on fractions and percentages, basic algebra, shapes and statistics.
What will we cover?
decimals, fractions and percentages
using letters to represent numbers
area and volume of shapes
using graphs and charts to represent data
intro to probability.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- work with different types of number.
- understand and solve basic equations and substitution problems,
- find the area and volume of shapes/solids,
- interpret and draw various graphical representations of data.
- solve basic probability problems.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for fluent speakers of English working at Level 2 in maths. You should be able to estimate and do calculations with and without a calculator, use basic fractions and decimals, and extract information from tables and charts.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Teaching will be in a supportive group setting, which involves pair and small group work. The interactive whiteboard and online tasks will help your learning. Handouts, puzzles and activities will allow you to build up a folder of work. You will be given homework on a regular basis.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You will need a pen, pencil, rubber, ruler and basic calculator. You should also bring along some lined A4 paper, a calculator and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and worksheets.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details