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Mathematics GCSE (Accelerated) at The Sixth Form College Colchester

Course description

The GCSE Mathematics course is a one year course that provides students with the opportunity to achieve a grade C at Foundation level. In certain circumstances students may follow an accelerated course and take all the exams in November.

The course reinforces and builds upon the mathematical knowledge that students have gained at school. Students who have achieved a grade C already at Higher level will have the opportunity to improve their grade by following a short course at Higher level and taking the exams in November. Students who have a grade E or below at GCSE will follow the Number & Measure Award course which will lead to a level 2 qualification.

Entry requirements

These are one-year courses open to AS and AFP students and are normally 5 lessons a week. Most of these GCSEs are studied with the objective of entering students for the Foundation or Intermediate tier of the GCSE. Some subjects willenter students at Higher Level and this will be important if you are thinking of taking the subject to AS Level in your second year in College.


Standard College entry requirements will be expected. The Maths GCSE grade required for each course is:

Foundation Level - Grade D

Foundation Level (Accelerated) - Grade D and a willingness to take the exams in November

Higher Level - Grade C at Higher level

Further information

We do, in a small number of exceptional cases, consider late applicants , especially if there are extenuating circumstances.
Please contact our Admissions Team directly if you wish to explore this possibility further.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: one year