GCSE Mathematics (Compulsory)
- The subject that underpins all other subjects that rely on numeracy skills
- The key qualification employers and further education establishments require their staff and pupils to have
- Challenging, varied and fun
- The route to your successful future.
All pupils will study this course, you will:
- Study the mathematical areas of number, algebra, shape, space, geometry and measures, handling data and using and applying Mathematics
- Learn about number and number systems, calculations, solving numerical problems, equations formulae and identities, sequences, functions and graphs
- Study geometrical reasoning, transformations and co-ordinates, measures and construction
- Learn about specifying the problem, planning, collecting data, processing and representing data, interpreting and discussing results
- Be assessed by two written examinations, one where a calculator may be used and one non- calculator. Each paper is worth 50%.
Maths Functional Skills (Alternative)
Maths Functional Skills qualifications are designed to develop the learner’s ability to represent situations using mathematics, analyse calculations, solve problems and interpret mathematics to explain situations. They’re assessed in a single, external test (either paper-based or onscreen on demand).
If you take this you will:
- Be assessed through a choice of paper-based or onscreen, on-demand tests
- They can be sat at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2
- They are also a mandatory part of all Apprenticeship frameworks in England.