GCSE Mathematics

Course content

Course introduction

GCSE Mathematics covers many basic skills that you will need to use in a variety of ways throughout your life. You will be able to use much of what you learn in GCSE Mathematics in other subjects that you are studying now or in the future, if you want to undertake training or seek employment.



Specific course entry requirements

To study a Level 2 programme you will have achieved a minimum of three grade 3s in your GCSEs, in addition to a grade 3 in English Language (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

Three 1.5 hour examinations. One calculator, two non-calculator.

What will I study?

During the year you will study four main topics: Number, Algebra, Shape and Space and Statistics.

Where will this course lead me?

All employers and Universities will expect you to have passed

GCSE Mathematics.

Student learning

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey