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Pre-GCSE Introduction to Maths Developing your skills

Introduction to Maths

If you’re keen to brush up your numeracy skills, our Pre-GCSE Introduction to Maths online course offers a flexible route to mathematical confidence!

Numeracy skills are vital in so many careers, as well as in everyday life. If you’d like to re-visit mathematics to boost your knowledge in key skills, then this step-by-step course is perfect.

Our approach aims to build confidence in a subject you may have previously found daunting or challenging. Using supportive, engaging materials, you’ll work at a pace that suits you, with plenty of scope to practise and revisit skills as you go.

Pre-GCSE Introduction to Maths includes three tutor-marked assignments, designed to track and confirm your progress. On completion, perhaps you’ll convert to our GCSE Mathematics online course to gain a formal qualification at a reduced cost?

Why study Pre-GCSE Introduction to Maths?

You’ll be learning using accessible, engaging online resources, written by an expert team. With 12 months support from an NEC tutor included, you can also rest-assured that additional support is on-hand, should you need it.

Our Pre-GCSE Introduction to Maths course provides three units, which cover key mathematical concepts and techniques such as decimals, fractions, algebra and percentages, providing a direct pathway towards securing a GCSE in this vital subject.

This course is ideal if you:

  • Are keen to progress to GCSE Mathematics and want to build your confidence in key skills first.
  • Want to pursue a career which demands a certain level of mathematical ability.
  • Would like to build on your current skills in preparation for a promotion.
  • Need a flexible study solution, that fits your lifestyle.

Future opportunities

  • Studying maths at GCSE level and beyond.
  • Grade C (4 or 5) in GCSE Mathematics is a key entry-level qualification for most higher education courses, plus a range of careers including nursing and teaching.

Course content

Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • Course guide

Section 1

  • Working with numbers
  • Directed numbers
  • Fractions

Section 2

  • Decimals
  • Percentages and ratios
  • Beginning algebra
  • Angles

Section 3

  • Patterns
  • Coordinates and straight lines
  • Shapes and symmetry
  • Factors, Multiples and Primes

Study Introduction to Maths with us and benefit from:

  • Flexible learning
  • Support from a personal tutor by email, phone or Skype
  • Any time enrolment
  • Assignments with tutor feedback
  • Ongoing support from Student Support
  • Forums to discuss your course with other students

learn@nec

Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.

This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.

Our course tutors

You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.

Meet Stefania who is just one of our first-class maths tutors:

I love being a maths tutor, working with students of all abilities on a one-to-one basis to help them achieve their dreams. My goal as a teacher is to remove the barriers that often prevent students enjoying this beautiful subject, and to give them the confidence to understand and to make progress. I graduated in mathematics in Italy, worked in the City, then qualified as a teacher with the OU and taught GCSE and A level Maths for nine years. I now work full time as a private tutor and I am an examiner for Edexcel and AQA.”

At a glance

Format

  • Online learning with support from a personal tutor

Entry requirements

  • No formal qualifications
  • An ability to read and write in English

Hours

  • Complete at your own pace
  • Approx. 40-50 study hours, plus time to develop your skills and for completing assignments

Assignments

  • 4 assignments (one introductory)

Resources

  • No additional set texts required

Requirements

  • Internet access
  • Computer operating system and browser to support learn@nec

What's included?

Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.

Your course fee includes:

  • Access to learn@nec
  • All the course materials you need to complete the course
  • Support from a personal tutor for up to 12 months from your date of enrolment
  • Assignment marking
  • NEC’s guide to study skills: How to Succeed as an Independent Learner
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar guide
  • Time planner to help you plan your study timetable

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Additional support if you’re under 18

We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies.  In our experience, learning online works best when the parents are involved, so when you enrol your child with NEC, you’ll have a unique set of services to help you to support your child.

This includes:

  • Your own log in to learn@nec to access the course so you can view the course materials and other information for yourself.
  • Access to your child’s gradebook to help you to monitor progress and provide appropriate and timely intervention and support
  • You’ll receive emails and forum posts so that you have all the examination and assessment updates/information provided by the NEC team
  • Dedicated Parent Portal Pages and targeted blogs with updates/information/help and advice on many aspects of home education.
  • Access to the Kudos career platform for young learners to explore career choices.

Read more about how we work with young students who are studying at home or through a school.