What are the main features of this course?

This one year course covers number, algebra, ratio, proportion, rates of change, geometry & measure and probability & statistics and leads to GCSE 9 – 1 through the foundation tier. A text book particularly designed for the course is used and this is supported with worksheets and online resources such as and

Hours of lessons per week: 5
Indicative group size: 20
How is the course assessed?

This new specification GCSE Mathematics course will be assessed by three written exams; one non-calculator and two calculator papers. Each paper is 1 hour 30 minutes long and is taken in the summer term.

Who should study this course?

A good pass in GCSE Mathematics is often considered a necessary qualification in Further & Higher Education and by employers. All students who have not yet achieved a good pass in Maths must continue to work towards this goal.

Where can I go next?

As well as being considered a necessary qualification for Higher Education and employment, a good pass in GCSE Maths is a requirement for starting some AS-level subjects.