The GCSE Maths course gently guides the student through basic mathematical skills, progressing onto more advanced material as the student’s skills and abilities develop. The course is divided into two parts: the first is for all students; the second is for those who will be taking the Higher tier of the examination.
Each lesson 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 covers the entire syllabus in 13 modules, with a 14th on the examination.
Our GCSE Maths course prepares students for AQA GCSE Mathematics syllabus 4365 for exams in 2012 and later years. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the most suited to distance learning.
Assessment for 2012 is by two written papers. Paper 1 (non-calculator) is worth 40% and Paper 2 (calculator) is worth 60% .
A reasonable level of proficiency in arithmetical skills is assumed.
No coursework or controlled assessment is required.
The new 4365 specification (from 2012) contains a greater emphasis on “problem”-solving – that is to say, questions are more likely to be given a “real world” context. This should make them easier to grasp and visualize while the underlying mathematical skills remain the same.
Within GCSE Home Schooling there are the following subjects