You are here: King Edward VI College > Mathematics – GCSE

Mathematics – GCSE

How many hours per week?

Teaching contact time is 4 hours and 20 minutes per subject. Students are expected to complete up to 4 hours of independent study to complete assignments, homework, extra reading and independent research.

Entry Requirements

Grade 3 or less in GCSE Mathematics

Exam Board

Edexcel Apply for this course


    Course Overview

    This course is compulsory for anyone who achieved a grade 3 or less in GCSE. Additionally, anyone wants to improve their grade can take this course.

    What will I learn?

    We will cover the topics required at Foundation GCSE to give you access to a grade 4 or grade 5

    What will I be taught?

    There will be a mixture of teacher explanation and also student paired or group work. We will assess regularly so that you are aware of your progress and areas for development.

    Where will this course take me?

    GCSE maths grade 4 is considered a standard pass and as such is an access qualification for many courses / careers and apprenticeships. Some universities are asking for grade 5. It is wise to check the requirements of the institution or training course you are hoping to go on to.

    How will I be assessed?

    There will be 3 papers. You may wish to have a go in November but we will treat the course as a whole year with students sitting their papers in May / June.

    Staff Contact Details

    Robert Finch