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Maths GCSE Level 1/2 at Ursuline College

Course description

To allow students who have previously followed a GCSE Mathematics course to improve their grade.

Course content

This subject is taught to all students who have not already achieved a grade C/grade 4 in Maths for their GCSE examinations.

The pupils are usually broken into 2 groups that are of mixed ability and the group they are in is dependent on their other timetabled classes.

All pupils are taught through grades 1-9 so that it matches with the current GCSE criteria and these individual grades are broken into different subject areas, these are:

  • Number
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability

The pupils are mostly taught through working on examination questions so that they are consistently working towards the next GCSE examination.


For this Mathematics qualification the pupils will be assessed entirely via 3 separate examination papers that are all of equal weighting (33.3% each, Duration 1h 30 mins, 1 x Non Calculator & 2 x Calculator papers).

These examination papers have the following possible entry tiers:

  • Foundation Tier (Grade 1 – 5, grade 1 the lowest)
  • Higher Tier (Grade 4 – 9, grade 9 the highest)

These examination papers can assess any area of Mathematics in any of the three papers within the specification of the qualification; there is no particular set pattern.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Mathematics or Statistics or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification.With further training, you could go into a job related to mathematics such as an Accountant, Finance Clerk, Teacher or Payroll Officer. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

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: 13 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year