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Mathematics GCSE at Ormskirk School

Course description

Mathematics is an important subject required in Further and Higher Education, employment and life generally. It is a challenging and rewarding subject and one that is changing constantly to meet the demands of the modern world. You will be placed in sets according to your mathematical ability. Movement between sets will be considered at appropriate points throughout the course. Setting is within two parallel bands and this enables pupils to be prepared for the Higher and Foundation Tiers of GCSE entry in both bands. The course is designed to encourage and develop - 1 a positive attitude towards mathematics 2 perseverance and enjoyment when solving problems 3 mathematical understanding, skills and knowledge 4 communication of mathematical ideas and 5 the desire to study the subject to a higher level

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

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 Ormskirk School directly.

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years