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In Short

The aim of the course is to prepare you for the Edexcel GCSE Foundation tier examinations in Mathematics, although it may be possible to study and take examinations at the Higher tier.


Entry Requirements

GCSEs are one of the most valuable and widely accepted qualifications for many different careers. This course is designed for students who have already achieved a grade 3/D at GCSE or have a Level 2 Functional Skill and wish to or need to improve their grade.


If you do not hold the required qualification our 106 town centre campus can assist you with achieving a Level 2 Functional Skill in order to progress onto GCSE.


Course Content

Probability and statistics Finding averages, representing data in diagrams, calculating probabilities, Number Using decimals, fractions, percentages and ratios. Algebra Manipulating algebraic expressions, using formulae, solving equations, drawing graphs. Geometry and measures Using angles, working with named shapes, finding areas and volumes, doing transformations, using Pythagoras’ theorem.



Mathematics is a subject which we all need in order to conduct our everyday lives, for example for checking pay slips, determining how many rolls of wallpaper are needed to re-decorate the hall, or just when going shopping. In addition to its importance in our everyday lives, career progression and job opportunities can be dependent on your having a sound grasp of mathematics. Successful completion of this course will enable you to proceed to those Further and Higher Education courses where a GCSE Mathematics qualification may be a pre-requisite.



You will need to purchase a textbook and a scientific calculator. Besides pens, HB pencils and paper, you will also need mathematical equipment including a ruler, a protractor (full circle) and compasses. You will need to purchase a workbook: REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Revision Workbook ISBN-13: 978-1447987925
If you would like a textbook we recommend: Mathematics for GCSE Textbook: Foundation (for the Grade 9-1 Course) ISBN-13: 978-1782944386


If you have not already achieved GCSE maths C or above you will be entitled to fee remission otherwise you will be required to pay a fee of £811. If you are in receipt of an income-based qualifying benefit, you may be entitled to a fee reduction. Please remember to bring evidence of entitlement with you when you come to enrol. For further details of all fees, including any concessions on courses, please contact the Information Centre on 01305 208808 and ask for a fee information leaflet.

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