Do you want to know
what you need to know
to pass Maths at GCSE or Edexcel IGCSE?
You’re in the right place!
Grade 4 Essentials for GCSE Maths will boost your confidence and understanding, and leave you feeling ready for just about anything that the Foundation GCSE can throw at you!
It’s ideal for home educators, adult learners, and anyone else who feels they would benefit from a bit of topquality support to give them the best possible chance of that magic Grade 4.
It covers all the topics you need to be comfortable with, in order to be confident of getting a secure Grade 4 – possibly even a Grade 5 – in GCSE Maths.
It’s also suitable for anyone doing the Edexcel International GCSE (IGCSE), since there’s very little difference between the two qualifications at Foundation level. Where there are significant differences, these are highlighted.
The complete Grade 4 Essentials course is divided into four modules:
 Module 1: Number and Ratio
 Module 2: Geometry and Measure (this module)
 Module 3: Algebra and Graphs
 Module 4: Statistics and Probability
… and there’s also a supplementary extension module covering the few Topend Topics that aren’t included in the main course, so that you get full coverage of the entire Foundation Tier.
There’s no obligation to do all of these; you’re welcome to just do the modules that you think will be of most benefit to you personally.
How to use this course
The modules can be completed in any order, but it’s recommended that you start off with Module 1 Section 1, and that you work through the lessons in each module in the order shown – though it’s a good idea to mix up topics and revisit them in between studying different areas (this is called interleaving). You can revisit each lesson as many times as you like.
Each module consists of three sections, and in each section there are:
 multiple video lessons (averaging over 6 hours per module)
 supporting handouts that you can print out (though you can manage without most of them if you don’t have access to a printer)
 quizzes for you to check your understanding
 links to free online resources that you can use for additional practice.
The video lessons include lots of opportunities to practise the skills being taught. To make the most of each lesson you should pause the video when prompted, and try to answer any questions that have been set, before you continue watching to see the solutions. If you’re not able to do the questions straight away then don’t worry, but try to reveal the solutions just a bit at a time, then pause again and make some progress on your own before revealing the next bit. So although the running time of each video is usually between 5 and 15 minutes, if you use them properly then they’ll take you considerably longer.
Once you’ve completed all the lessons, you qualify for a completion certificate, which you can download for free. Since the aim is to build your confidence and skills rather than to hit an arbitrary number of correct answers, completion only requires you to work through all the lessons, not to achieve a particular score on the quizzes. The quizzes are more of a tool for you to check how well you’ve understood and remembered the material.
If you’re confident that you don’t need some of the lessons then have a go at the relevant quizzes first. If you get the questions for those lessons right then you can probably get away with skipping them (though you may miss out on some useful nuggets of information), but if you don’t then it’s definitely worth working through the lessons.
Of course, you will also need to practise exam questions. This course series focuses more on the underlying skills. There are great – and free – collections of exam questions by topic, with solutions, available from Maths4Everyone, SaveMyExams and JustMaths, as well as complete past papers on various sites. For GCSE you don’t just need to stick to your own exam board; questions from all boards are worth doing.
Constructive feedback is always welcome… and, for a limited period, if you like one module enough to leave a 5star review then I’ll give you a code to get another module FREE!
Course Features
 Lectures 53
 Quizzes 12
 Duration Lifetime access
 Skill level All levels
 Language English
 Students 202
 Certificate Yes
 Assessments Yes

Section G1: Geometry basics: Angle types, 2D shapes, perimeter, area
 Section G1: Introduction, printable handouts and other resources
 G1a: Geometry vocabulary and angle types
 G1b: Angle rules
 G1c: Symmetry
 G1d: Types of triangle
 G1e: Types of quadrilateral
 Quiz: lessons G1ae
 G1f: Polygons 1
 G1g: Polygons 2
 G1h: Angle pileup
 G1i: Pythagoras 1
 G1j: Pythagoras 2
 Quiz: lessons G1fj
 G1k: Perimeter
 G1l: Area of rectangles and triangles
 G1m: Area of quadrilaterals
 G1n: Area of composite shapes
 Quiz: lessons G1kn
 G1o: Problems with shapes and algebra
 G1p: Circles: vocabulary and circumference
 G1q: Circles: area
 G1r: Composite shapes including partcircles
 Quiz: lessons G1or

Section G2: 3D shapes, bearings, maps and plans, working with units
 Section G2: Introduction, printable handouts and other resources
 G2a: Properties of 3dimensional shapes
 G2b: Volume of a cuboid
 G2c: Volume of prisms and cylinders
 G2d: Volume of spheres, pyramids and cones
 Quiz: lessons G2ad
 G2e: Nets
 G2f: Surface area of cuboids and prisms
 G2g: Surface area of cylinders, spheres and cones
 G2h: Bearings
 G2i: Maps and scale diagrams
 Quiz: lessons G2ei
 G2j: Plans, elevations and isometric drawings
 G2k: Working with time
 G2l: Reading timetables and scales
 G2m: Reallife estimates and sensechecking
 Quiz: lessons G2jm
 G2n: Compound units: speed
 G2o: Compound units: density and pressure
 G2p: Converting metric units
 G2q: Converting between imperial and metric units
 G2r: Converting time and compound units
 Quiz: lessons G2nr

Section G3: Loci & constructions, congruence & similarity, transformations, vectors
 Section G3: Introduction, printable handouts and other resources
 G3a: Loci 1: the locus a given distance from a point, line or shape
 G3b: Loci 2: locus of points equidistant from two points or two lines, + loci challenge
 G3c: Using a protractor to measure angles and construct triangles
 G3d: Constructions using a ruler and compasses 1
 G3e: Constructions using a ruler and compasses 2
 Quiz: lessons G3ae
 G3f: Congruent shapes
 G3g: Similar shapes 1
 G3h: Similar shapes 2
 Quiz: lessons G3fh
 G3i: Transformations: Translations
 G3j: Transformations: Reflections
 G3k: Transformations: Rotations
 G3l: Transformations: Enlargements, + transformations dominoes
 Quiz: lessons G3il
 G3m: Vectors 1: Basics, addition and subtraction
 G3n: Vectors 2: Multiplying by a scalar, and parallel vectors
 Quiz: lessons G3mn