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Course Overview

Students who have not yet taken their GCSE and those who did not gain at least a grade 4 at high school will be enrolled.

In addition, students who already have a grade 4 but need a higher grade for their chosen progression route can take this course on the Higher Tier in order to achieve a higher grade.

Students will have four- and three-quarter hours of lessons with a dedicated subject specialist each week in a mature, supportive classroom environment. Those with a grade 3 already will enroll on a one-year course, with an opportunity to take a re-sit exam in the November. Students without a grade 3 will enroll on a 2-year course, with a level 1 award taken in the first year of studies.

The course is taught by a team of specialist maths teachers, with a wealth of experience in giving students a fresh start in their maths and creating a calm, encouraging setting. They will help you identify key areas to work on and provide support and resources to help you reach your potential.

Course Topics

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Probability
  • Data Handling
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Shape and Measure


Course Features

  • Friendly, empathetic staff dedicated in ensuring that you reach your potential
  • Emphasis on problem solving to help boost confidence
  • Up-to-date courses and resources
  • Sessions on exam technique and study skills
  • Intensive revision sessions at key times of the year
  • Online learning resources
  • Flexible approaches to learning


  • Exam: 100%
  • Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel


In November 2022, 48% of students achieved Grade 4 or higher compared to the national average of 26%

Where Courses Become Careers

A good knowledge of mathematics and numbers will help in everyday life – it is a basic skill everyone will need.

Having Mathematics at GCSE at grade 4 is a requirement for many courses, most University degrees and for employment. If you want to study science and business related courses it is essential.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

Most employers want you to show you can work with numbers and expect you to have a qualification in Mathematics.

Most apprenticeships require a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and some professions such as teaching and nursing now expect a grade higher than a 5.



If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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