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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: GCSE
Code: 118025
Cost: N/A

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GCSE Mathematics

Full time course


This course is designed to help you gain a grade 5 or above as well as to develop crucial skills that will help you to progress in education or employment. This is an essential qualification for Level 3 courses and is also sought after by apprenticeship schemes, employers and universities. GCSE maths is a dynamic subject that covers key concepts, including algebra ratio and proportion, geometry, probability and statistics.

What will I study?

The GCSE course involves:

  • Algebra
  • Numbers, decimals, fractions and percentages, both with and without a calculator
  • Shapes, space and measures
  • Statistics, probability and graphs.

You will learn how to extract written information and solve mathematical problems, as well as practical applications.

What do I need to join?

Students will normally (but not always) have already achieved a grade 3 (grade D) at GCSE Maths and will be entered at the foundation level (where it is possible to gain a grade 4/C). However, any student demonstrating the required ability, or students looking to improve on a previously achieved GCSE grade 4/C, can be entered at the higher level.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I learn?

Through a range of activities, including pair work, group work, whole class discussion, measuring, drawing and exam practice. You will be encouraged to ask questions and join in with discussions. You will be shown alternative methods of working out some types of Maths problems, so you can choose the one that suits you.

How will I know how I am doing?

There will be progress assessments once a month throughout the year as well as formal exams at the end of the academic year.

Are there any extra costs?

You will need to purchase a scientific calculator and a set of mathematical instruments.

What can I do next?

GCSEs provide an excellent foundation to progress into both technical and academic pathways as well as being seen by employers as a key qualification for progressing in the workplace. After GCSEs, many of our students go on to study A Levels and Level 3 vocational programmes at SGS. Entry onto the GCSE Plus Programme will be assessed on an individual basis at an interview and all applicants will undertake initial assessments in English, maths and science.


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Dates & Costs

GCSE Mathematics

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: GCSE
Code: 118025

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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