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Maths GCSE at Gloucestershire College

Course description

GCSE Mathematics is available at either Foundation (up to and including grade C) or Higher Tier (grades A* to B), the latter of which is necessary for students wishing to study A Level/Level 3 Science.


Course content

The course is divided into four units:

  • numbers, including fractions, decimals and percentages
  • algebra, including graphs, inequalities and equations
  • shape, space and measure, including geometry, the Pythagoras theorem, trigonometry, transformations and metric and imperial units
  • handling data, including questionnaires, histograms, cumulative frequency, averages and probability.

Entry requirements

You should already have achieved GCSE Maths at grade D or above. To be accepted on the course you must attend one of our information and assessment sessions where you will be asked to take a short evaluation test in order for us to assess the appropriate level for you.

Enrolment will take place after assessment

Future opportunities

A full Level 2 programme (including English and Maths at A*-C) will entitle you to progress to one of our level 3 programmes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gloucestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2016
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