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Mathematics - GCSE at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

Course description

GCSE Mathematics covers a wide range of basic mathematical knowledge and skills grouped into 6 areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

While studying mathematics students will be expected to:

  • Use mathematical skills and understanding to solve everyday problems
  • Select and apply mathematical knowledge in a range of contexts
  • Interpret and analyse problems and generate strategies to solve them
  • Use logic and reasoning to break down more complex problems into smaller more manageable steps
  • Learn how to use the relevant functions on a calculator to assist in problem solving
How it is taught

Students have four lessons a week. The lessons will concentrate on GCSE maths topics as specified in the syllabus. Lessons are varied with teachers using fun mathematical activities wherever possible to enhance understanding. Students will also be given a ‘login’ password for MyMaths, a very useful mathematical software package that will assist them during lessons and when revising.


Entry requirements

There are two different GCSE courses available:

  • GCSE November Re-sit for any student who achieved a D
  • GCSE Full Year for students with a D or below


The full year GCSE maths exam is a linear examination. The qualification is made up of two different papers. One allows the use of a calculator, the other does not. Each paper tests all topics on the syllabus.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2015
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