GMIT to offer maths courses in Galway and Mayo

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology will once again offer an intensive enabling mathematics course later this summer to secondary school students who do not obtain a pass in Leaving Certificate mathematics.

GMIT delivered the course for the first time last year at its Dublin Road campus. This year, the institute will deliver the intensive programme in two campuses, at Castlebar in Mayo and Galway’s Dublin Road campus.

The three-week programme will commence on Monday August 17. It comprises a total of 70 teaching hours, 25 in week one and two, and 20 in week three. Examinations will take place on a continuous assessment basis, with a terminal examination in week three. The overall pass mark is 60 per cent.

Successful participants will be eligible for entry to almost all programmes in the Institute except engineering, nursing, and medical science. The course will also be of significant benefit to mature students entering third level.

Each year a significant number of Leaving Certificate students who obtain good points find that they cannot proceed to higher education because they did not obtain a pass in mathematics. The institute is offering them a second chance at gaining entry to most GMIT programmes.

Applicants must have completed the Leaving Certificate programme or foundation maths programme and have not received a pass grade or qualify as mature students. They must apply to GMIT by Friday August 14. The course fee is €150.

Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on establishing strong fundamentals. Course syllabus comprises arithmetic and calculation, algebra, and various other topics.

For further information on this intensive maths programme contact the GMIT Admissions Office, Dublin Road, Galway, on 091 742304, e-mail [email protected]

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