• • • • • ### Overview

This is a foundation level qualification from which you can gain a grade 4/5.

### Course description

The specification follows a modular scheme suitable for both pre 16 and post 16 students.

### What areas will I study?

Number 25%

• Working with number and the number system
• Fraction, decimals and percentages
• Factors, multiples, LCM, HCF, product of prime factors
• Types of numbers - Square, cube, powers and roots
• Recognise powers of 2, 3, 4 and 5
• Standard form
• Mass, length, time, money and compound measures
• Significant figures and decimal places

Algebra 20%

• Algebraic notation – product, sum, powers, fractions, brackets
• Simplifying expressions, substitution, rearrange formulae
• Equations, identities, expressions
• Function machines
• Coordinates, straight line graphs, quadratic graphs, reciprocal graphs
• Recognise kinematic problems
• Solving linear equations, solve quadratics by factorising
• Solve linear simultaneous equations, solve linear inequalities
• Represent inequalities on a number line
• Sequences, linear nth terms

Ratio, proportion and rates of change 15%

• Conversion, scale diagrams and maps
• One quantity as a fraction of another
• Express ratio in simplest form, direct and inverse proportions
• Percentages
• Compound measures

Geometry and Measures 15%

• Notation
• Types of angles, triangles
• Quadrilaterals
• Congruence criteria
• Construction – SSS, SAS, ASA, RHS & fractional scale
• Circumference of a circle, area of a circle, circle properties
• Volumes
• Plans and elevations
• Bearings
• Surface area and volume of spheres, pyramids and cones, frustum
• Arc length and area of a sector
• Pythagoras’ Theorem
• Trigonometry, exact values
• Vectors

Probability (combined with statistics 15%)

• Single events, mutually exclusive events, independent events
• Tree diagrams

Statistics (combined with probability 15%)

• The Data Handing Cycle
• Data Collection
• Data presentation and analysis

Functional elements (in context problem type questions) are embedded in the specification.

### Course options

 Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information 16-18 September | 2019/20 - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free. 19-23 September | 2019/20 £0.00 1 Academic Year(s) In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details. 24+ September | 2019/20 Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic Year(s) In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.

### Student satisfaction

Satisfaction rating Recommendation rating
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