The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics is a linear course.
Assessment consists of three externally examined components Students must complete all assessment in the same series.
The programme develops skills in the following areas:
• Mental arithmetic
• Percentage calculations
• Calculating area, perimeter and volume
• Charts and graphs
• Ratio and scaling
• Team work
• Problem solving
• Independent learning
GCSE (9-1) Mathematics provides a strong foundation for further academic and vocational study and for employment, to help students progress to a full range of courses in further and higher education.
You will require the following equipment:
• a scientific calculator
• pens, pencils, rubber, ruler
• protractor and compass
• note pad
• A file to keep your work in
Access to GCSE specific revision guides or text books will further support progress.
Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.
GCSE mathematics is a seen as a good indicator of the level of skills that employers require when recruiting. The majority of university courses require at least a grade C/4 in GCSE English. Some university courses go further and ask for specific subjects at GCSE, with certain grades.
This will be primarily classroom based, with opportunities to apply skills developed by utilising the excellent college resources. You will take part in group work, as well as individual study.
You will also be supported by a shared online space detailing key areas of the course, with access to videos, online assessments and online revision and notes.