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Mathematics GCSE (Re take) at The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Course description

In this course you can expect to continue to develop your mathematical skills and gain further confidence and competence with mathematical content so that you can apply it flexibly to solve problems. The course focuses on the topic areas of number, algebra, ratio, proportion and rates of change, geometry and measures, Probability and Statistics. There are functional maths elements, which are designed to help you use mathematics effectively in a wide range of contexts . These focus on representing, analysing and interpreting problems set in real-world situations. You are also expected to use mathematical communication and reasoning skills. 

Course content

Paper 1: Non-calculator paper;

Paper 2 and 3: Calculator papers.

All content can be assessed on any of the three question papers and some questions will draw together elements of maths from different topic areas.

Question styles: short, single-mark questions moving towards multi-step problems.

The mathematical demand increases as you progress through the paper.

Entry requirements

This course is required for all students who have not already achieved grade 4 at GCSE Maths.


The course is assessed by three written papers, all lasting 1.5 hours.

Future opportunities

University Courses:

Universities will require at least a grade 4 in GCSE maths, some courses will ask for a grade 5. 


“Good numeracy skills are important for all apprentices” Lindsay McCurdy CEO of Apprenticeships4England 

World of Work:

Most employers will expect at least a grade 4 in GCSE Maths. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016
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