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Maths GCSE at St Paul's Catholic School

Course description

New legislation governing education means that all students in the Sixth Form must study English and / or Mathematics at GCSE if they have not already achieved a grade C or above in either of these subjects.

Sixth Form students have their own re-take GCSE lessons taught by specialist English and Mathematics teachers.

The delivery of the course and the course content is tailored to meet the needs of the older student, The achievement of a grade C in these subjects is vital for progression onto many apprenticeships and all University courses.

Course content

The course will allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, including: number, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics and probability.

They will use their knowledge and understanding to make connections between mathematical concepts and will apply the functional elements of mathematics in everyday and real-life situations.

Entry requirements



Two written papers each contributing 50% of the final grade.

Functional elements of mathematics are assessed on each paper, up to 30% on the Higher Tier and 40% on the Foundation Tier. Two sessions: June and November.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Paul's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year