GCSE Mathematics – (Higher or Foundation Levels)
The GCSE Mathematics course is a one-year course that provides students who have already achieved a grade 3 with the opportunity to achieve a grade 4 or 5 at Foundation level. Any students who have not previously achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in Mathematics are required to take this course. In certain circumstances, students may follow an accelerated course and take exams in November. The course reinforces and builds upon the mathematical knowledge that students have gained at school. Students who have achieved a grade 5 already at Higher Level may have the opportunity to improve their grade by following a short course at Higher Level and taking the exams in November. Students who have a grade 2 or below at GCSE will follow the EDEXCEL Functional Skills course leading to a range of level 1 Diploma qualifications.