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Functional Skills - Mathematics at Pendleton Sixth Form College

Course description

For some students, retaking GCSE mathematics straight away will not be the right path. If you do not gain a passing grade in GCSE mathematics, or acheive a 1 or 2, then you will be enrolled onto a functional skills mathematics course. This will allow you to develop maths skills in realistic contexts and earn qualifications before you try the GCSE again.

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What will you study?

  • Numbers: Finding percentages, fractions and ratios in given realistic contexts
  • Shape: Deal with spatial problems such as designing the layout of a room/house garden
  • Data: Calculating ranges and averages and drawing conclusions to solve real world problems


Either a paper based exam or an online assessment

Financial information

Full time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are EU citizens

Future opportunities

The next step once you have gained Functional Skills Level 1, is to join a GCSE course in order to gain a grade 4 (C)

Further information

You will have a mentor who ensures that your training fits your requirements and offers the skills needed for the job

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: 25 September 2017
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