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Maths (Foundation) GCSE at East Norfolk Sixth Form College

Course description

The course is designed to help students obtain the C in Maths GCSE that is required by many employers and further/higher education courses.

Students who show the ability and attitude required can be put in early for the November session of exams.

Course content


  • Mental arithmetic • Fractions, decimals, percentages • Time, money and personal finance • Speed and ratio • Estimation and approximation • Negative numbers • Factors, multiples, prime numbers


  • Algebra and solving equations • Formulae and sequences • Co-ordinates and graphs • Inequalities

Shape and Space:

  • Angles • Triangles and quadrilaterals • Symmetry • Polygons and circles • Direction and distance • Loci and constructions • Areas and volumes • Transformations and enlargements • Understanding and using measures • Pythagoras’ theorem

Data Handling:

  • Collection and organisation of data • Pictograms and bar charts • Averages and range • Pie charts and stem and leaf diagrams, time series and frequency diagrams, scatter graphs • Probability

Functional Skills:

There will be an element of functional skills incorporated into the GCSE maths examinations. Students will be required to apply functional elements of mathematics to everyday and real-life situations. This will involve students explaining their thought processes clearly and in a mathematical way.

Entry requirements

A grade D/E in GCSE Mathematics.


Awarding Body – Edexcel

2 x 1¾ hour exams in June (and/or November for some). There is no coursework.

Financial information

You will be expected to have a basic scientific calculator & geometric equipment. These can be purchased from the college if students do not own them from High School.

Future opportunities

Most employers/higher education courses require their employees to have a C or above in GCSE Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Norfolk Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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