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Mathematics GCSE (Cheadle Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

GCSE Mathematics develops your understanding of mathematics and gives you the confidence to tackle problems in the work place and everyday life. It covers the four areas of study, statistics, number, geometry and algebra all of which include a Functional Maths element.

Course content

The course is divided into 3 units. Unit 1 is Statistics and Number. It is taught between September and November and is worth about 27% of the course. Unit 2 is Number and Algebra and is taught between November and January. This unit is worth about 33% of the course. Unit 3 is Geometry and Algebra and is taught between January and May. This final unit is worth 40% of the course. The course is delivered through a series of workbooks which covers all aspects of the course. Lessons are generally teacher led and homework is set weekly. For mature students we will assume little prior knowledge. There is no coursework.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved a grade D at GCSE Maths although we accept most mature students without a GCSE Grade.


You will be assessed on a continuous basis throughout the year using weekly homeworks, internal tests and mock exams. In addition you will sit the external exam units in November, March and June. This will enable you to monitor your progress.

Further information

GCSE Maths is an intensive course which demands full attendance.  The pass rate for mature students is considerably above the national average.

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year