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Mathematics GCSE at Bexhill College

Course description

This is a stimulating and intensive course which focuses on the development of mathematical skills through various different aspects of mathematics like algebra, number, geometry and more. The course is specifically designed to meet the needs of the post-16 student aiming for a C grade or better. It is primarily teacher led with three taught lessons per week plus one lesson of independent study to consolidate your learning and for online web-based tasks.

Course content

The course starts with a thorough revision of the Number system including place value, decimals, fractions and percentages, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, negative numbers, squares, cubes, roots, index laws, ratio and proportion and using calculators effectively. 

The Algebra content covers basic algebraic skills and graph work.
The Geometry content covers angles, transformations, properties of shapes, and constructions.

The Measures content includes using and interpreting maps and scale drawings, and converting between measures.

The Statistics content includes the data handling cycle, designing a survey, extracting data from tables and lists, two-way tables, charts and diagrams, averages and range, interpreting and comparing graphs and charts, correlation.

The Probability content includes the probability scale, finding probabilities, listing outcomes, mutually exclusive outcomes, comparing experimental data and theoretical probabilities, relative frequencies.

Entry requirements

All students who have not achieved grade C/4 will be required to take this at College.


Students are assessed by two examinations in June.

Financial information

Students are advised to have their own scientific calculator and a set of geometrical instruments. We also recommend buying a course revision workbook.

Future opportunities

Mathematics GCSE is a highly desirable qualification and is necessary for entry to many careers and courses in Further and Higher Education.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2016
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