Mathematics GCSE

Mathematics GCSE

Mathematics GCSE

Foundation and Higher Level 2 or FSMQ Level 1


There are two courses available at Level 2.

Level 1 FSMQ
(Free Standing Maths Qualifications)

This is for students who have not achieved a grade 3 at GCSE Maths. If you gain a grade C or above from this course, you can progress onto Maths GCSE in Year 2.
GCSE (Higher)
This is for students who already have a grade 4 at GCSE Maths and want to improve it to a grade 5 (or better) for future progression in to courses and employment which require a higher level of Maths skills.
GCSE (Foundation)
A one year course for students who have achieved a grade 3 at GCSE.


Key Facts:

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    Examination Board

    Edexcel

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    Duration

    FSMQ:
    Grade 2 or below: One year, two sessions per week
    GCSE (Foundation):
    Grade 3 One year, three sessions per week
    GCSE (Higher):
    Grade 4 One year, two sessions per week

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    Skills developed:

    General ability with numbers, shape, space, statistics and algebra

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    • Level 3 courses
    • Higher Education
    • Employment

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    Assessment summary:

    Two external examinations. One paper with a calculator, the other without


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