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Mathematics (3), GCSE AF-MATHGC-D(0000)003

Alton Campus

Type of study
Full Time, GCSE

Academic Year 2022-23 (1 years)

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This revision course gives you the chance to significantly enhance your Higher Education or career prospects.

You will have to do this course if you have previously achieved a grade 3, 2 or 1 in Mathematics GCSE.

The course develops your Mathematics skills in number, algebra, ratio and proportion, geometry, probability and statistics; you will be aiming for a grade 4 or 5.

If you have a grade 2 or 1, you will do GCSE Mathematics over two years, with a long-term aim to gain a grade 4.

Grade 3, 2 or 1 in GCSE Mathematics or Level 1 or 2 in Functional Skills Mathematics.

If you study Mathematics GCSE at HSDC Alton, you will cover the following:

  • Number
  • Algebra and graphs
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability and statistics

Lesson activities are wide-ranging, from classroom discussions on how best to mathematically model a situation, to practising problem-solving questions in pairs. You'll use award-winning software in on PCs to practice your skills and Kahoot quizzes on your smartphones to try and beat the rest of the class.

The main aim of the course will be for you to gain a grade 4 (or 5), therefore the focus of the teaching will be at Foundation level.

Past students have found the course very rewarding and at times, challenging. Different students enjoy varying parts of the course. The greatest pleasure comes from gaining confidence and realising you can do Maths!

You will be assessed via exams, consisting of three papers of 1 hour 30 minutes.

Most Higher Education courses require GCSE Mathematics at grade 4. Many jobs will require grade 4 or higher in Mathematics and English.

College is definitely worth all the effort you put in, you get to meet lots of different people and it’s amazing.

Ebony Puttock, A Level student

The teaching has been really good, I’ve loved all of my teachers, they’ve all been really nice and supportive.

Jodie Hook

The teaching and support was absolutely brilliant, they couldn’t have done anything more or anything better, if I had any questions my lecturers would always stay behind to help me if I needed it and their emails were always open, it was second to none. This college is the best by far.

Amber Searle, BTEC student