Maths

Maths

Part time

Online GCSE Maths

Are you determined, self-disciplined and confident using online learning tools? Our unique GCSE maths delivery option is perfect for those learners with a strong knowledge of ‘basic’ maths skills but who cannot attend a weekly session. Online delivery is an exciting way to learn and gain a GCSE qualification to support you taking the next steps in your education, career or everyday life.

Duration

Part-time

Start date 

September 2020

Nationally there are 2 tiers of entry in GCSE Maths:

  • Foundation level (where it is possible to achieve grades C to G)
  • Higher level (where it is possible to achieve grades A* to E)

You should note that it is possible to achieve a grade ‘C’ at both Higher and Foundation levels. Your level of entry will be reassessed during the year in order to help you achieve the right level.

Entry Requirements              

All students are required to meet the required standard during assessment to determine their provisional suitability for a 1 year online GCSE course.

This will be followed by a further assessment in week 6 to identify suitability for progression to either the Foundation or Higher tier.  Student tiers will be reassessed during the year in order to help students achieve.

What will I study?

You will be assigned an online tutor who will be in touch with you on a weekly basis to provide tuition on a range of topics including: Number, Algebra, Ratio, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by exams in May/ June 2020. These must be sat at the college and an online version is not available.

What’s next?

GCSE Maths is required in many professions such as teaching or nursing.  It can also lead to A Levels and is a good foundation for enrolling on Access to Higher Education.

How much does the course cost?

Free

How do I apply?

Apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

3 Reasons to Apply:

  1. Nationally recognised qualification that provides an excellent opportunity for progression on to university.
  2. Work experience opportunities to develop real-life work skills
  3. Tutors who are experts in their field.

GCSE Maths

Do you have an interest in maths and would like to develop your skills whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification? Perhaps you are furthering your education or career and GCSE Maths is an essential requirement for your next step? Or maybe you want to develop confidence to enable you to support children and grandchildren in their studies? GCSE Maths could be the course for you!

Duration: Part-time

Start date: September 2020

 

Entry Requirements      

Four GCSEs graded between 9-4/A*-C, including English and maths.

What’s next?

GCSE Maths is required in many professions such as teaching or nursing. It can also lead to A Levels and is a good foundation for enrolling on Access to Higher Education.

What will I study?

Our tutors adopt a range of teaching methods to suit an individual’s needs as they build confidence around the GCSE maths curriculum. You will study a programme that encompasses the whole of the maths curriculum this will include; Number, Algebra, Ratio, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability. Your learning will be targeted to your starting point following diagnostic assessments.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by exams in May/ June.

How much does the course cost?

Free, for those who do not have an A* to C grade GCSE. Additionally students are required to purchase a course book, a scientific calculator and a mathematical drawing set.

How do I apply?

Apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

3 Reasons to Join us:

  1. Nationally recognised qualification that provides an excellent opportunity for progression on to university.
  2. Work experience opportunities to develop real-life work skills
  3. Tutors who are experts in their field.

Functional Maths (Entry Level 1 – Level 2)

Course Type: Full-time
Start Date: September 2020
Length: 1 year
Location: Teesdale

Functional Skills are a great way to build confidence, improve skills and can prepare you for GCSE.  We have experienced tutors who can support you no matter what level you are already at.  You may be a complete beginner or just want to refresh your memory and gain an up to date, nationally recognised, qualification.

What will I do?

On Functional Maths you can brush up on your everyday maths skills such as managing money, calculating and measuring, reading and analysing information and working with fractions, decimals and percentages confidently.

How will I be assessed?

You will complete tasks within your classes that will allow your tutor to assess your progress.  You will have regular reviews with your tutor to discuss this. When you are confident and ready, you complete an exam to gain your qualification.

What are the entry requirements?

We ask all learners to complete a short assessment to make sure they are placed on the most appropriate level.

What are the progression/career opportunities?

On completion of the level 2 course you could apply for a vocational course, an Access course, GCSE maths or a level 3 maths course. The qualification at level 2 is accepted by most employers and education providers.

How much does the course cost?

FREE

How do I apply?

Apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

3 Reasons to join us:

  1. Nationally recognised qualification that provides an excellent opportunity for progression on to university.
  2. Work experience opportunities to develop real-life work skills
  3. Tutors who are experts in their field.

Refresher Maths

Duration: NA (This is a tailor made resource pack to support independent learning and does not include any tuition)

This course is ideal for those who are looking to brush up their skills in English and/or maths and do not want to work towards a formal qualification. It will also suit those who are required to develop their skills in order to progress onto an alternative English and/or maths related programme; allowing learners to improve their skills and confidence at a level appropriate to their needs and ability, without the pressure of an exam.

On enrolment learners will receive an induction and complete a skills assessment, which will identify the level they are working at, the areas they are confident with and the areas that require further development. Each learner will then receive a pack of resources and access to an online course tailored to their specific development needs, to help develop their skills and support their progression.

Entry Requirements      

None

What’s next?

Other Maths related programmes.

What will I study?

You will work, independently, on the skills that are identified as areas of development through the assessments completed at the start of the programme.

How will I learn?

You will work through a pack of resources tailor made to meet your needs,

How will I be assessed?

There is no assessment for this course.

How much does the course cost?

£35

What days and times does the course run?

Just book an assessment appointment at a time to suit you.

How do I apply?

Contact Information and Guidance on (01642) 865566 information on (01642) 865566.

A level and equivalent

Mathematics

Developing your understanding of mathematics could open up a world of opportunities when it comes to choosing your future career. Mathematics controls many aspects of the modern world, from iPads to cash machines, telecommunications to production processes in engineering, and stock control to jet engines. It is a highly sought after qualification by universities and employers alike and a very rewarding subject.

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Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form


What will I study?

You will build up your knowledge and skills in three key areas of mathematics – pure, mechanics and statistics. You’ll develop your logical and analytical skills by learning to apply mathematical techniques in theoretical and real-life situations.


How will I learn?

A mixture of learning strategies will be used in your studies, including problem-solving activities, group work, independent work, use of ICT and support using various web sites to allow you to maximise your potential.


How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed by examination. You will complete three examinations at the end of Year 2.


You need:

Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work. You will need a grade 6 in GCSE Maths.


What kit/uniform do I need?

You need to bring a scientific calculator with features developed for the new A level to lessons. The Casio ClassWiz FX-991EX is a good example of a calculator with the features required.


What’s next?

Mathematics opens the door to a wide range of further study and career options, including engineering, science, business and industry. Some of our most recent students have gone on to study Material Sciences at Oxford, BioMed and Computing at Newcastle, Law and Biological Science at Durham as well as Physics at Lancaster. In addition, one student also progressed on to a Civil Engineering Apprenticeship with PD Ports.


Reasons to join us:

  • To enjoy the buzz from producing a correct solution to a complex mathematical problem.
  • Because Maths is everywhere! It is an essential tool in many walks of life and may be a vital part of your next stage of education and career.
  • If money matters… research has shown (using statistics of course), that those who gain A level Maths will achieve 10% higher earnings on average.

What students say:

“I have found the problem-solving approach to learning used in Mathematics useful in my other subjects.”

“The Maths staff are really supportive and have all the resources needed to achieve highly.”


How do I apply/enrol?

Head to our website and complete our simple online application form: www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.