Brush up on your Maths L1

Do you need to improve your maths to help you in your daily life, with work or your studies? Do you need to increase your confidence with maths? Do you need to work towards a GCSE? These courses will help you gain essential mathematical skills and also enable you to get a qualification. The afternoon classes are more suited to students who want to learn at a slower pace. In the evening classes you will work towards Functional Skills Level 1 and 2. You will need to come for an assessment before you start. These courses are free.

Who is this course for

This course is for students who have successfully completed Brush up Your Maths at E3 or been assessed as Level 1 students by the Mary Ward Centre. It is particularly suitable for students who want to study at a slower pace and come to grips with basic mathematical concepts and use these in an everyday setting. If you studied maths a long time ago and have forgotten what you learned, this would be an excellent course for you.

What does this course cover

The course will be developed to meet the needs of the students but you will cover areas such as
a) adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers
b) understanding and using equivalences between common fractions, decimals and percentages
c) solving simple problems involving ratio, where one number is a multiple of the other
d) working out areas and perimeters in practical situations
e) constructing geometric diagrams, models and shapes
f) extracting and interpreting information from tables, diagrams, charts and graphs;

What will it be like

It will be different from the way you learned maths at school. The activities will vary and include discussions, group work, individual work and quizzes, all in a very supportive environment . You will have fun, work hard and get what you put into the course.

You will have lots of individual attention from the tutor as well as the support of your classmates.

What else do you need to buy or do

A file to keep your work in
A4 lined paper
A calculator would be useful.
A pen

What this course could lead to

This course is excellent preparation for Functional Skills exams. It is also very good if you wish to prepare for GSCE but want to be confident in the basics first.

The course will also help prepare you for our Payroll and Bookkeeping courses.

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I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’