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Foundation Mathematics GCSE

The GCSE Mathematics Foundation course aims to provide the learner with fundamental knowledge of mathematics and improve their skills in preparation for the world of work or higher education.

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Course Title:Foundation Mathematics GCSE

Awarding Body:AQA

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Course Description

What is GCSE Mathematics?

An essential subject for all students, GCSE Mathematics is a fully examined course which encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build students' confidence by helping them develop a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships, and places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results. Students also learn how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts.

This Foundation GCSE course is designed to help meet the needs of those who want an introduction to this challenging subject either with a view to further study at A Level or simply to supplement a portfolio of IGCSE/GCSE subjects. Mathematics at GCSE is often a requirement for those wishing to enter a number of key professions and further advanced courses.

This GCSE course is written for the foundation paper, which means the highest grade you can achieve is a C grade.

Please note: You will need to take the official GCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. It is your responsibility to book and pay for these yourself. You can find out more about where to sit your examinations by visiting the AQA website.

Students are required to take full responsibility for making arrangements with their chosen test centre.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

GCSE Foundation Mathematics (8300)

What does the course prepare me for?

The study pack is designed to match closely the curriculum content of the syllabus and will provide you with the information and support you’ll need to take the exams with confidence. The materials and accompanying exercises provided will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully attempt the exams. The key parts of the course which are important in every aspect are planning your studies and practice assessments where feedback from your tutor is of the utmost importance.

Essential Texts

IGCSE Core Mathematics by Colin Nye. Publisher: Heinemann ISBN: 978-0-435966-85-0 and IGCSE Extended Mathematics by Colin Nye. Publisher: Heinemann ISBN: 978-0-435966-86-7

Course Info

Course Title:Foundation Mathematics GCSE

Awarding Body:AQA

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required to complete this course.

Assessment

To achieve a GCSE in Mathematics you will be assessed across the 4 sections. Both components will be assessed by 3 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1 – Non-Calculator

Type: Written examination
Duration: 1 Hour
Weighing: 33⅓% of the GCSE
Total Marks: 80
Assessed: Content from all parts of the course
Assessment Type: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems

Paper 2 - Calculator

Type: Written examination
Duration: 1 Hour
Weighing: 33⅓% of the GCSE
Total Marks: 80
Assessed: Content from all parts of the course
Assessment Type: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems

Paper 3 – Calculator

Type: Written examination
Duration: 1 Hours
Weighing: 33⅓% of the GCSE
Total Marks: 80
Assessed: Content from all parts of the course
Assessment Type: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems

Although you are assessed formally by examination, you will also be required to submit tutor-marked assignments. These are designed to help you and monitor your progress.

If you choose to study this course you will need to take the foundation level examinations, which means the highest grade available is a C grade.

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

Section 1
1. Structure and calculations
2. Fractions and decimals
3. Measures and accuracy

Section 2 Algebra
1. Notation, expressions and formulae
2. Graphs
3. Solving equations and inequalities
4. Sequences

Section 3: Geometry
1. Properties and construction
2. Pythagoras and trigonometry

Section 4: Proportion and statistics
1. Ratio, proportion and change
2. Probability
3. Statistics

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrolment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email. You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors. You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments. You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations.

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Course Description

What is GCSE Mathematics?

An essential subject for all students, GCSE Mathematics is a fully examined course which encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build students' confidence by helping them develop a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships, and places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results. Students also learn how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts.

This Foundation GCSE course is designed to help meet the needs of those who want an introduction to this challenging subject either with a view to further study at A Level or simply to supplement a portfolio of IGCSE/GCSE subjects. Mathematics at GCSE is often a requirement for those wishing to enter a number of key professions and further advanced courses.

This GCSE course is written for the foundation paper, which means the highest grade you can achieve is a C grade.

Please note: You will need to take the official GCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. It is your responsibility to book and pay for these yourself. You can find out more about where to sit your examinations by visiting the AQA website.

Students are required to take full responsibility for making arrangements with their chosen test centre.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

GCSE Foundation Mathematics (8300)

What does the course prepare me for?

The study pack is designed to match closely the curriculum content of the syllabus and will provide you with the information and support you’ll need to take the exams with confidence. The materials and accompanying exercises provided will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully attempt the exams. The key parts of the course which are important in every aspect are planning your studies and practice assessments where feedback from your tutor is of the utmost importance.

Essential Texts

IGCSE Core Mathematics by Colin Nye. Publisher: Heinemann ISBN: 978-0-435966-85-0 and IGCSE Extended Mathematics by Colin Nye. Publisher: Heinemann ISBN: 978-0-435966-86-7

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required to complete this course.

Assessment

To achieve a GCSE in Mathematics you will be assessed across the 4 sections. Both components will be assessed by 3 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1 – Non-Calculator

Type: Written examination
Duration: 1 Hour
Weighing: 33⅓% of the GCSE
Total Marks: 80
Assessed: Content from all parts of the course
Assessment Type: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems

Paper 2 - Calculator

Type: Written examination
Duration: 1 Hour
Weighing: 33⅓% of the GCSE
Total Marks: 80
Assessed: Content from all parts of the course
Assessment Type: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems

Paper 3 – Calculator

Type: Written examination
Duration: 1 Hours
Weighing: 33⅓% of the GCSE
Total Marks: 80
Assessed: Content from all parts of the course
Assessment Type: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems

Although you are assessed formally by examination, you will also be required to submit tutor-marked assignments. These are designed to help you and monitor your progress.

If you choose to study this course you will need to take the foundation level examinations, which means the highest grade available is a C grade.

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrolment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email. You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors. You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments. You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations.

Section 1
1. Structure and calculations
2. Fractions and decimals
3. Measures and accuracy

Section 2 Algebra
1. Notation, expressions and formulae
2. Graphs
3. Solving equations and inequalities
4. Sequences

Section 3: Geometry
1. Properties and construction
2. Pythagoras and trigonometry

Section 4: Proportion and statistics
1. Ratio, proportion and change
2. Probability
3. Statistics

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

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