GCSE Courses


Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Havering Sixth Form
  • Qualification

    GCSE Courses
  • Subject

  • Schedule

    Timetable Dependant (Day)
  • Duration

    35 Weeks
  • Course Fees

    No fees

Entry requirements

All Level 2 subjects require a minimum of four grade 3 GCSEs in total.


In the first lesson, a diagnostic test will be sat to obtain fresh data on all students.

GCSE students follow a 30-unit one-year scheme of work covering a variety of topics including:

  • Indices and roots
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem
  • Trigonometry and bivariate data.

With the ultimate goal of achieving a grade 4, this course also allows students to improve their numeracy skills, work through real-life problems and build their confidence through a variety of paired and group activities.

Students will be expected to complete independent study (4 hours per week) using a variety of resources to aid their learning, including Mathswatch, MyMaths, PixlApp and various worksheets/revision aids uploaded on to the college's virtual learning environment Moodle which can be accessed from outside college.

GCSE English and Mathematics are at the forefront of Government changes to education. With all students having to retake until they have achieved a grade 4, the course followed has to be appropriate in allowing all students to progress. We follow Edexcel's Maths syllabus for both tiers of entry at GCSE over a one-year course, with exam sessions in November and May/June.

  • Assessment Criteria

    100% Exam (1 x non-calculator paper, 2 x calculator papers; all 1hr 30 mins)

Further information

Many students who resit GCSE Mathematics are completing a one-year course alongside other Level 2 courses so that Level 3 courses can be progressed to when they achieve the grade 4 or higher in Maths. Some students are resitting GCSE Mathematics alongside their Level 3 courses. Achieving a grade 4 or higher in Maths can give the option of progressing onto BTECs or A Levels which require a pass in GCSE Maths.

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