Maths (Foundation) GCSE at East Norfolk Sixth Form College
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.