GCSE Mathematics Higher Tier

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Course introduction

The Higher Tier GCSE Mathematics is aimed at students who already have a grade C at GCSE Mathematics.  The aim of the course is for students who wish to improve on their existing GCSE Mathematics grade.   This is a one year top up course.

The course is split into 3 units which are assessed in November, March and June and follows the AQA Modular B Mathematics 2010 specification.


Course structure

A varitey of techniques are used to aid learners who have different learning styles.  So activities are aimed at kinaesthetic, auditory and visual learners.  Some activities are aided  with the use of ICT and Tarsia decision making cards.  You will be expected to back up the work covered in college by completing homework and self study at home.

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum GCSE grade required: C

How will I be assessed?

The GCSE Mathematics course comprises of 3 modules:

• Unit 1H   Statistics and Number

• Unit 2H  Number and Algebra

• Unit 3H  Geometry and Algebra

Information & support

Students are required to pay a course fee of £5 which covers the cost of a substantial amount of photocopied past papers, personalised geometry sets for the year, when appropriate, a calculator for use in the classroom and in the exam so that you do not need to purchase one and the use of GCSE course text books. 

What can I do with this qualification?

Successful students can if they so wish:
• Enrol on the Uses of Mathematics A level the next year
• Aid their application for a more prestigious University (some University courses require a GCSE Mathematics grade B or better)

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