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GCSE: Maths at Ashby School

Course description

This course is followed by all students in Years 10 and 11. Unit 1 (Statistics and Number - Calculator Paper) involves a written paper on data handling, which accounts for 26.7 per cent of the final mark. For Unit 2 (no calculator), students sit a Number and Algebra exam (33.3 per cent). This is followed by a final examination for Unit 3 (Geometry and Algebra - calculator paper) in Algebra, Shape and Space, and Number (40 per cent). The modular structure enables students and teachers to get an accurate idea of the progress being made. Unit examinations can be retaken which is useful for those who feel they have not performed to their full potential the first time around. The specification has been designed so the units can be taken in any order. The three exams will be available in November, March and June.

Future opportunities

There is evidence to indicate that people with good basic maths skills tend to earn more. (Quoted from the Dfes website.) Mathematics teaches logical thought as well as the ability to solve problems. These are characteristics that are extremely useful in working life.Students can take this course to prepare for further study or as preparation for a career.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashby School directly.

Last updated date: 25 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years