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Mathematics GCSE at The Basildon Academies Sixth Form

Course description

Many employers and Further/Higher Education establishments require
at least a grade C in GCSE Mathematics. It is important that you can
add to your CV an improvement on your present GCSE Maths grade if you
have not already obtained a grade C. In addition, it shows a prospective
employer that you have the ability to think in a logical and methodical

A grade C in GCSE Maths can really help you to achieve your goals!

Course content

Most of this will be familiar from your previous work at school.

The GCSE Maths course covers everything from the basics like addition,
subtraction, multiplication and division, through to more complex
elements like algebra, geometry and handling data.

Students review and develop their non-calculator numerical skills,
measurement, algebraic manipulation, graphical representation and
angle properties, statistics and probability. Elements of functional
skills are developed, together with the quality of students’ written

There is greater emphasis on the topics at the higher end of the
grades applicable for their tier of entry (either foundation or higher).

Topics include trigonometry, circle theorems, vectors, congruence proofs
and transformations of functions at Higher level and quadratics, Pythagoras’
theorem, transformations, construction and loci, inequalities, measurement
and scatter graphs at Foundation level.

Entry requirements

General Sixth form
Including a D in Maths GCSE.



Non-calculator and Calculator paper, both 1.75 hours.




Future opportunities

A good understanding in maths is vital in many careers today. Most
university courses also require a good understanding in maths.

Grade C or above is a necessity for many careers. Most higher
education courses require at least a grade C in GCSE Mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Basildon Academies Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year