GCSE Maths


Course Level: GCSE, Level 2
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Why study GCSE Mathematics/ Functional Skills?

  • l It is compulsory to re-sit this course if you did not achieve a grade 4 at GCSE
  • Based on your Maths grade you will have the option to take the Exams in November (students with Grade 3 from school) or June
  • Students on Grade 1 and Grade 2 from school will be working on Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 with the option to take on the Maths GCSEs after achieving this.

What does the course consist of?

  • Applying mathematics in context, problem solving and exploring the functional elements of mathematics
  • Reasoning, interpreting and communicating mathematically
  • Developing and refining a sound technique in working with numbers and understanding fractions, decimals, percentages, basic ratio, best buys, time problems, scale drawings, perimeter, area volume and conversion of units
  • Applying maths to mini-projects, such as ‘learning to drive and car costs’, ‘first time buyer’ and ‘holiday’ project scenarios.

How is this course assessed?

  • External Exams in November or June for GCSEs with Key Assessment Grades during the year
  • External Exams in December, March or June for Functional Skills with Key Assessment Grades during the year.

What might this course lead on to?

  • Essential for various courses at University including teaching and nursing etc.
  • Essential for apprenticeships and future employment.
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