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GCSE to A-level Maths Transition Course

Helping to ease the transition

Our GCSE to A-level Maths Transition Course aims to support students with the move from studying GCSE Maths to A-level Maths

The School of Maths, Stats and Physics at Newcastle University are offering a FREE Transition Course to help students bridge the gap between GCSE and A-level Maths studies. The aim of the course is to help students build confidence and get some additional practice on key topics to help maximise their chances of success at A-level.

The course will cover the following GCSE topics (please note no A-level content will be introduced here):

  • Session 1 & 2: Simplifying Expressions 
  • Session 3: Quadratics 
  • Session 4 & 5: Equations and Inequalities 
  • Session 6: Graph Transformations 
  • Session 7 & 8: Linear Equations 
  • Session 9: Algebraic Fractions 
  • Session 10: Trigonometry 

Each topic will be covered in a pre-recorded video session (developed by a local, qualified, practicing teacher), formative assessments will be set for each topic using our own e-learning software Numbas. The sessions, content and assessments will all be accessed through our VLE. Our VLE course will stay live until September so students can access the session recordings and assessments until that time.

The 10 sessions can be accessed at any time from mid June onwards with a view to completing the course by the end of July, we would encourage students to complete 2 sessions per week. There can be some flexibility if students are unable to complete the course in this timeframe as the materials are all asynchronous.

All students who complete the course will be issued a completion certificate and a bespoke progress report indicating any areas that they need to work on further (these can be shared with school contacts if desired).

Register for this event here