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A good grade in GCSE Mathematics is the passport to your future, regardless of your career ambitions. The majority of universities and employers will require you to hold a minimum of a Grade 4 for all GCSE courses, and Mathematics is no exception. A Grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics will facilitate your future success.

Grade 3 in GCSE Maths for a 1 year pathway to a grade 4

Grade 2 in GCSE Maths for a 2 year pathway to a grade 4


Students studying this will recap on the content they learnt at school in an environment that encourages students to engage with the GCSE Mathematics syllabus. Topics include:

• Algebra

• Ratio

• Geometry

• Trigonometry

• Statistics

• Probability

Our supportive teaching team will help you to revisit the topics covered at school, and build your skills, knowledge and confidence. There will be many opportunities to have your progress assessed, which helps us to support you in identified key areas. The department’s ‘Maths GYM’ will help you to develop your skills and confidence in the subject, allowing you to secure your GCSE Mathematics pass grade.

Achieving GCSE Mathematics is just as important as your other studies, and small groups, interactive lessons and help from our supportive teachers will help to ensure you succeed!

The assessment is 100% examination.


Achieving a minimum of Grade 4 at GCSE Mathematics ensures that you can progress to your chosen university or career.

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Nearly all universities will require a minimum of GCSE Grade 4 in Mathematics, and most employers will also have this as an essential job criteria for any job. GCSE Maths helps you gain lifelong numeracy skills, and is vital to your ability to progress from jobs and enjoy a career!

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