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Functional Skills Mathematics at Worsley College - 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 a paper based exam or an 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
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

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