Mathematics GCSE


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 GCSE Maths grade 3, 2 or 1. The course develops your Maths skills in number, algebra, ratio and proportion, geometry, probability and statistics and you will be aiming for a grade 4 or 5. Students who have a grade 2 or 1 will do GCSE Maths over two years, with a long-term aim to gain a grade 4 in GCSE Maths.

Type of study
Full-Time, Part-Time
Examination board

Availability & Details

Mathematics (1), GCSE AF-MATHGC-D(0000)001

Alton Campus
Academic Year 2020-21 (1 years)
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Grade 3, 2 or 1 in GCSE Maths.
Level 1 or 2 in Functional Maths.

Doing GCSE Mathematics at HSDC Alton, you will study:

  • Number
  • Algebra and Graphs
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry & Measures
  • Probability & 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 to beat the rest of the class.

The main aim of the course will be for students to gain a grade 4 (or 5) and thus the focus of the teaching will be at Foundation tier.

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 in confidence and realising you can do Maths!

All exams consisting of three papers of 1 hour 30 mins.

Student Course Materials, including two revision workbooks, IT resources, ruler, protractor, compass, pen, pencil, rubber & notebook: Approx. £12.50

You must also have a scientific calculator with natural display, such as the Casio FX-83GT+ or FX-85GT+.

Highly recommended- GCSE Mathsbuster - £6

Most HE courses require GCSE Maths at grade 4. Many jobs will require grade 4 or higher in Maths and English.

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