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Functional Skills Mathematics at City Skills Centre - Salford City 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 achieve 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.

Course content

  • 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 paper based exam or online assessment

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

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: 28 September 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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