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Mathematics GCSE at New College Pontefract

Course description

GCSE Maths is a stimulating and challenging course that can be completed within one year.  All students without a Grade C (or better) in GCSE Maths are required to study this.

GCSE Maths is fundamental to young people’s employment. Many university courses and jobs require GCSE Maths at Level 4 or above. students will be familiar with the topics, number, algebra, shape and space and statistics.

Course content

Algebra, geometry and measures, number, types of number, statistics and probability.

Including topics such as:

  • Coordinates
  • Straight lines
  • Equations
  • Formulae
  • Quadratic graphs
  • Real life graphs
  • Sequences
  • Simplifying expressions - brackets
  • Trial and improvement


Geometry and Measures
Including topics such as:

  • Angles
  • Angles in polygons
  • Bearings
  • Circle area/circumference
  • Construction and loci
  • Measure
  • Perimeter, area, volume
  • Pythagoras
  • Symmetry


Including topics such as:

  • Percentages
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Indices
  • Numerical skills
  • Ratio
  • Rounding, estimation
  • Types of number


Statistics and Probability
Including topics such as:

  • Collecting data
  • Cumulative frequency
  • Probability
  • Representing data
  • Scatter graphs
  • Statistical measures


Entry requirements

Normal college entry requirements.

Financial information

Financial support can be provided to students of families who are on low income to help with extra costs of staying on in education. If you need any further information please visit our website or contact student services.

Further information

What skills do I need?

  • Recall and use of mathematical facts and techniques
  • Ability to apply mathematics to real life contexts
  • Efficient use of a calculator


What materials will I need to purchase?
Students are expected to have basic mathematical equipment and their own scientific calculator.

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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: 02 October 2018
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