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This course is designed to encourage you to become confident in Maths and to
overcome worries that you may have experienced in the past. The subject is in
three basic parts; Number/Algebra (not as scary as it sounds!),
Space/Shape/Measure and Data Handling. It will lead to three exams, two with a
calculator (scientific) and one without, that are normally held in late May and
If you do not already have GCSE Maths at grade C or 4, this course may be
You will need to complete a short initial assessment and have a real
enthusiasm and a strong desire to achieve grade 4.
It is desirable that students already have a grade 3 (D) in GCSE Maths or a
level 2 Functional Skills, but this is not essential.
Gaining a grade C or above in GCSE Maths gives you a good foundation for joining many other courses. Maths is needed to study everything from Physics and Engineering to Sports Science. Many employers also ask for this qualification and it is essential for anyone considering a career in Education.