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GCSE Maths

What is GCSE Maths?

GCSE Mathematics is essential for your future career prospects. It is a qualification that is held in high regard by all employers and taking a Maths GCSE resit will help you gain this valuable qualification. It is a valuable qualification and if you are intending to go to university to study at degree level. Nearly all university courses require you to have a level 2 qualification in Maths.

What Will I Study?

This is a one year course, which will be delivered in a friendly and supportive environment. You will be encouraged to attempt a resit in November, to free up time for your other studies. You will be set weekly achievable tasks, with regular feedback letting you know how you are progressing. You will be well supported as you try to overcome this often challenging hurdle. The three final exams are taken in the summer and will follow the same format as your GCSE exams at school.

What Next?

A pass in GCSE Maths can open many doors in the future and has been given even greater significance under the current government. It will allow progression to universities, apprenticeships and will also make you more sought after in the employment field, where competition for jobs can be tough.

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Entry Requirements

Grade 3 in GCSE Maths.

What Other Subjects Go Well With GCSE Maths?

Maths GCSE resit can be studied alongside a range of other courses, subject to entry requirements.

Level 1 or Level 2 Use of Maths Certificate

Level 1 or Level 2 Use of Maths Certificate

What is Level 1 or Level 2 Use of Maths Certificate?

The Level 1 or 2 Certificate in Use of Mathematics is a GCSE equivalent qualification which has been designed for post-16 students.  It is built upon AQA’s Free‑Standing Maths Qualifications (FSMQs) at Foundation and Higher level. The AQA Certificate in Use of Mathematics is ideal for students who want to learn Maths that is practical and relevant to the real world and discover a fresh approach, if they haven’t had a successful experience in Maths at GCSE. It will provide you with a useful qualification for the future as well as developing your confidence in Mathematics.

What Will You Study?

You will study two Free Standing Maths Qualification Modules, in Money Management and Using Data, as well as a Core Unit at Foundation Level. These qualifications will combine to give you a certificate in Use of Mathematics, which at Level 2 is the equivalent of a GCSE. You will study either the Level 1 or the Level 2, dependant on your GCSE Maths grade. The Core Unit will assess finance, data, shape and algebra.

What Next?

Not only will the course provide you with the opportunity to go on to study GCSE Mathematics in Year 13, when your confidence in the subject has grown, but it will also provide you with a GCSE Maths equivalent qualification that will enable you to access a variety of different career paths in the future including nursing.

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Entry Requirements

At least a grade 3 in GCSE Maths.

Course Type

Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate