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Mathematics GCSE

Course Overview

This one year GCSE course is provided for students who aim to improve on their previous GCSE Mathematics grades 3 or 4. It is not suitable for anyone who already has a grade 4 or above.

The course consists of 3 written papers (equally weighted) and will follow the Foundation Programme of Study of the National Curriculum which has a grade 5 as the highest attainable grade.


Key Info


  • Paper 1: Non-calculator
  • Paper 2: Calculator
  • Paper 3: Calculator
  • Exam Board: EDEXCEL


Subject Lead

Miss C King

Why Choose this Course?

To aim to secure a grade 4+ at GCSE

Skills You Gain

These include traditional and investigational methods. Students will do both individual and group work. There is no coursework element, but regular homework assignments will be set. They are expected to have the use of a scientific calculator and will be taught how to use it effectively. Mental or written methods of calculation will be revisited frequently for the non-calculator paper.

After Northgate

A GCSE grade 4 in Mathematics is essential for teaching and many other careers and greatly extends opportunities in employment and further/higher education at 17+ and 18+


Contact Us

Northgate Sixth Form,
Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DL

Tel: 01473 210 123