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Mathematics GCSE at Cromwell Community College

Course description

Mathematics What Will I Study? You will follow the EDEXCEL Modular Mathematics course. This means that you will study: • Using and applying Mathematics, in practical situations on challenging problems • Numbers and Algebra, to explore numerical relationships and see how algebra can help solve problems in real life. • Shape, Space and Measures, exploring with drawing and practical work, using a range of equipment and computers for problem-solving. • Handling Data, to create statistical questions or to analyse data. How Will I Learn? You will be encouraged to find Mathematics a meaningful, worthwhile and stimulating activity. You will be guided to apply the skills you develop to everyday situations, so that you understand the part which Mathematics plays in the world around you. How Will I Be Assessed? You will be entered for the EDEXCEL Higher or Foundation Level GCSE. Higher Level award grades D-A*; Foundation Level awards the grades G-C. The examination is a Modular Option, with Module Examinations in March of Year 10 and November and March of Year 11. Final Examination papers to be sat in June of Year 11. It is possible to change from one level of entry to another for different module tests. Will There Be Any Homework? You will be expected to work independently and with other people to explore Mathematics. You will certainly be expected to work at home. For the module tests and the final examination papers, careful revision is very important. What Do I Need for Mathematics? You should ensure that you have all the necessary mathematical equipment for all lessons, including a scientific calculator.

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.

Further information

Contact Enquiries for further information. Delivery: Full-time

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years