This qualification is for those pursuing maths/science courses or careers. There is a focus on using algebra skills effectively but the course includes number, data handling and geometry skills too.
It is a one year intensive course preparing learners for the summer examinations. There are two papers set by the WJEC exam board. Most students sit the intermediate level (B to E grades). Those interested in studying at the higher level (A* to C grades) should discuss this with the lecturer at the start of the course.
There are regular assessments and mock exams to monitor your progress.
Updated June 2018
No formal qualifications are required. Students are expected to complete homework and to work hard independently to achieve their goal. Students must commit to attending all classes. Students can enrol online for this course.
If you feel that you need to improve your skills before starting the course, alternative basic numeracy courses are available through our Adult Basic Education provision. Please contact Llwyn Y Bryn Reception on 01792 284021 for further details.
Students need a scientific calculator and other basic mathematics equipment - ruler, protractor, pair of compasses, A4 exercise book or spiral notebook.
A course text book is available for the library. Online learning materials are accessible at home and at college. Use of the college Moodle course and ‘Mathswatch’ is strongly encouraged. Passwords will be provided by your lecturer.