Getting ready for Core Maths

Course Dates: 15/09/22 - 03/11/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Have you achieved maths GCSE at grade 4 or above and are now wanting to take your maths up to the next level without doing a full A-Level? Are you particularly interested in practical statistical analysis? Then Core Maths (level 3) is for you. This qualification develops your quantitative and problem-solving skills and will be valuable preparation for many types of work and qualifications that rely on understanding statistics. You will work on analysing data, maths for personal finance, estimation, critical analysis of data and models, probabilities, the normal distribution, correlation and regression.
This short introductory course will ensure you have the skills and commitment to be ready for accreditation. You MUST complete this course before graduating to the full accreditation course.
(Assessments including mock tests will take place in the City Lit building and you need to be able to attend these in person as required).
You MUST also do a pre-course assessment online or face-to-face. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).

At the same time you complete your pre-course assessment, please also complete our pre-course form and tell us more about yourself.



More details of the qualification can be found here: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/aqa-certificate/mathematical-studies-1350/specification-at-a-glance.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: AMA30A

Thu, eve, 15 Sep - 03 Nov '22

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
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What is the course about?

This course is about ensuring your have the skills and commitment to start the full qualification. The qualification develops your skills in statistical analysis and prepares you for different types of work and study that require quantitative and problem-solving skills. On this short course you will prepare for some of skills needed on the full course - such as understanding sources of error and bias when problem-solving, working with data, understanding risk and probability, relating maths to personal finance, understanding variation in statistics and using exponential functions to model growth and decay.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

This course will prepare you the type of maths and analytical skills you need before joining the full accreditation.
Areas covered will be
• analysis of data
• maths for personal finance
• estimation

The AQA accreditation and full details can be found here: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/aqa-certificate/mathematical-studies-1350/changes-for-2022.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• identify the skills and commitment needed to achieve well on the accredited course.
•demonstrate confidence and competence in the understanding and application of statistical techniques, interpreting data and drawing conclusions in the solution of problems
•demonstrate confidence and competence in the understanding and application calculations in the solution of problems relating to personal finance.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Core Maths is a level 3 qualification (equivalent to an AS level). For this course you need to have the mathematical skills to show you can graduate to a level 3 qualification.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a file to keep your work in. You will also need a calculator. Your tutor will provide handouts and a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

If you successfully complete Getting Ready for Core Maths, you can graduate to the full accreditation. I
There are many courses you can also do before, during or after this course including if you do not move to the full qualification. These include:
• Maths higher GCSE
• Maths foundation GCSE
• Becoming confident in algebra: problem-solving with equations (level 1-2)
• Becoming data literate: how to understand the data all around you (level 1-2)
• Becoming data literate: how to present data for work or study (L2+)
• Becoming data literate: understanding data and how it is presented from pie-charts to bell curves (level 2+)
• Digital skills for the workplace: analysing, handling and presenting data with Excel (intermediate)
• Digital skills for the workplace: how to present, organise and communicate with Word (intermediate)
present and communicate data (advanced)
• Award in Digital and IT Skills: word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations and databases (intermediate-level 2)
• Level 3 certificate in IT user skills (ECDL Advanced)
• Pathway to ECDL level 3

Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 for more information.

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