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Title: GCSE Maths
Location: Folkestone College

GCSE Maths


An essential qualification if you want to go on to further study and a basic requirement for many jobs. From September 2016 we will be teaching the new “9 to 1” GCSE in Maths with the first assessment taking place in the summer of 2017.

What does this course involve?

The course includes study in the following content areas:

  • Number – the essential foundation upon which all Maths is based. Topics include: basic calculation methods, fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Algebra – the language of Mathematical communication. The study of algebra includes: notation, vocabulary, algebraic manipulation, sequences and graphs.
  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of change – the manipulation of numbers in context and interpreting and understanding the relationship between different numbers.
  • Geometry and Measure – understanding the properties and construction of different shapes, the correct calculation methods for finding perimeter, area and volume, and the key mathematical concepts of pi and trigonometry.
  • Probability – understanding and calculating the likelihood of different events and the different methods used to represent probabilities.
  • Statistics – structuring and interpreting data in tabulated and graphical formats. 

What qualifications do I need?

4 Ds or 3s including English and maths or a relevant full level 1. 


Assessment will take place via three 90-minute exam papers: one non-calculator and two where a calculator is permitted. From September 2016 we will be teaching the new “9 to 1” GCSE in Maths. Numbers will replace letter grades with 9 being the highest grade and 1 being the lowest.




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Shorncliffe Road
Folkestone, Kent
CT20 2TZ