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Mathematics GCSE at Thomas Rotherham College (TRC)

Course description

All students taking GCSE Maths must take at least 3 other subjects.

It is essential to have a GCSE Maths qualification for entry to university, teaching and many other careers.

Some courses at university require a grade 6/B in GCSE Maths, so students who have a grade 4/C should consider taking GCSE Maths to improve their grade if appropriate.

If students are in any doubt they should seek careers advice.

Course content

Statistics and data handling, number and money, algebra, geometry and graphs.

Entry requirements

Grade 3 at GCSE Maths.


Any student who achieves below a Grade 3 may be asked to complete a ‘stepping stone’ qualification for a year before starting the GCSE course.


Students are given the opportunity to sit the GCSE exam in November.  They get the results for the exam in January.  Any student who still needs to improve their grade will then get another opportunity to resit the exam in June. 

Financial information

A scientific calculator and drawing instruments are essential. These can be purchased through TRC at a discount.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses.

Further information

Visit the Maths Department at one of our Open Evenings to find out more.

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 2018
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    • The College is situated on Moorgate in Rotherham, about a 15 minute walk from the centre of Rotherham.  Buses leave the central Rotherham Interchange every 10 minutes and the journey takes approx. 5 minutes. 

      We also run dedicated bus services to ease your journey to and from College.  See for details and route information. 

      The College also has on-site permit parking for students, with priority given to students with the greatest distance to travel.