Here’s what our students have to say…
“Maths is amazing; I like the logic of it and the fact that you almost always come to a definitive answer. At RNC I really enjoy being able to do Maths in a format that is accessible to me, as it’s my favourite subject. Here, I can properly access graphs and am able to do more complicated maths because the materials are transcribed properly.” Tiri Hughes.
GCSE (Level 2)
Functional Skills Maths (Level 2)
Award in Number and Measure (Level 2)
Award in Statistical Methods (Level 2/3)
Award in Algebra (Level 2/3)
AS Level (Level 3)
A Level (Level 3)
Duration of programme
1 year for GCSE or other Level 2 courses
1 year for AS Level or other Level 3 courses
2 years for A Level
The AS and A Level are separate qualifications but are taught alongside each other for the first year. This gives AS students the opportunity to switch to the full A Level if they are ready
For GCSE, a grade D (grade 3) in GCSE Maths is preferable, together with an internal assessment that shows you are working at the appropriate level.
For AS and A Level, GCSE Maths at grade B (grade 6) or above is normally required, together with 4 other GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C (grade 4) or above; these should include English Language. There will also be an internal assessment to ensure that you are working at the appropriate level.
However, your individual circumstances can be discussed at your Pre-Entry Assessment.
GCSE covers Data Handling, Number and Algebra, Shape and Space
AS Level includes Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics
A Level includes Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics building on the knowledge gained in AS Level.
Students are taught in small groups, but are expected to work independently where appropriate. There is a mixture of practical, problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks.
A real strength of this course is the way it teaches you skills in working with tactile diagrams and charts.
Level 2 qualifications are 100% exam
GCSE is 100% exam (One non calculator and two Calculator papers)
AS is 100% exam (one pure and statistics, one pure and mechanics and one covering all three topics)
A Level is 100 % exam (one pure and statistics, one pure and mechanics and one covering all three topics)
A GCSE qualification is a gateway to employment and to further academic study. Most universities will insist on a grade 5 in GCSE Maths.
After studying A Level Maths, most students go on to Higher Education. Maths is often considered as the ‘Queen of the Sciences’ and is highly favoured by universities, particularly in relation to any science-based subject; many top universities require it for degrees in Computing and IT.
Student timetables at RNC
We recognise that all of our learners are individuals, which is why no two students will have the same timetable. As well as each student’s core area(s) of study, they will have a mixture of ICT Skills, Orientation and Mobility, Independent Living Skills and/or Braille on their timetables, dependent on their individual needs, goals and objectives.