What is it? What do you do?

This qualification in mathematics encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. This qualification prepares students to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices.

The course aims to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, including:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measures
  • Statistics
  • Probability

This will allow students to use their knowledge and understanding to make connections between mathematical concepts.

A key benefit of the course is gaining the ability to apply the functional elements of mathematics in everyday and real-life situations.

What can I do with this subject when I leave school?

Many of our students take on the GCSE in order to go into teaching. Others go on to study a Maths A level course with us.

Maths will give you a skill seen as a foundation for many career choices and will allow you to study other courses such as Business Studies, Accountancy, Investment banking, Computing and Engineering.

Assessment Summary

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