I am just getting myself a bit worked up about the Maths content on the Access course.I am a 34 yr old mum of two and have not studied for a long time.I am due to start my the course in a few weeks. Could somebody please tell me how much maths I will be expected to do whilst on the course. My G.C.S.E result was terrible [F]......SO,SO scared now.....Anyone who has recently done Access to higher education course who may be able to advise me on what to expect ????? Thank You
I think different access courses differ in what Maths they do but if you wanted to do a bit of preparation then why not get some Maths workbooks? You could start with Key Stage 2 and 3 workbooks which is what I did before I started my course. And then if you have time progress onto a GCSE revision book.
I found learning maths on the access course easier than learning when at school because if there was anything I didn't understand I could google it and look through enough different websites until I understood it. I won't lie and pretend I found it easy because I didn't and spent the most time on Maths but I got through it with good results.
The access course teachers are aware that some students won't have done maths for many years and also know that many adults fear maths. Their job is to help you through it and as long as you look like you are trying they will help you. I also found on my access course that I didn't care if the rest of my class thought I was stupid, if I didn't understand something I put my hand up and asked.