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Mathematics (Higher) GCSE at Kendal College

Course description

Students will undertake a variety of activities to support the maths journey.

The basic rules of mathematics are taught to the whole class, and support is given & extra classes are provided as and when necessary.

Study at home is essential for consolidation and practice.

Course content

The GCSE curriculum at foundation/higher is covered with all knowledge needed to achieve a C+ at GCSE.

Topics will include:

  • Number work
  • Algebra
  • Shape, space and measurement
  • Handling data

The course also supports problem solving skills and using geometrical instruments.

Entry requirements

The confidence, willingness and ability to learn. It is essential that you already possess a grade D in the subject at GCSE, or an equivalent qualification. You will complete an initial assessment to identify your current skill level. If you haven’t a GCSE D in the subject, the College runs mathematics functional skills workshops, which you could join to develop your skills before moving onto the GCSE.

All students interested in this course should contact the course tutor prior to enrolment: Judith Eland:

For the course you will need a Maths geometry set, Scientific Calculator and a GCSE Maths revision guide (Revision guides will be available to purchase during week 1 one of the course).


There will be continuous formative assessment throughout the course and 2 GCSE exams in June 2015. One calculator and one non calculator.

Future opportunities

GCSE Maths is one of the core qualifications needed to secure employment and progress to universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kendal College directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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