This is the linear 9-1 GCSE qualification. A linear qualification means that students must sit all their exams at the end of the course in June. The qualification can be taken at either Foundation Tier or Higher Tier.
This is an intensive course requiring full commitment and attendance.
GCSE Mathematics will cover the following topics
Ratio, proportion and rates of change
Geometry and measures
The course is assessed by three written exams, each worth a third of the final grade. Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment and a calculator is allowed for Paper 2 and Paper 3.
At Kingston College, all students aged 16 -18 years of age who have not achieved at least a grade C or a grade 4 in GCSE Maths are required to study maths as part of their programme of study. The decision of whether you study GCSE Maths or Level 1 Maths Functional Skills will depend on the following criteria
If you have achieved a Grade D / 3 in Maths you will do GCSE Maths. If you have achieved Grade E / 2 or below, you will be enrolled on Functional Skill Level 1
If you have passed Level 1 Maths Functional Skills – you will study GCSE Maths
If you have studied international qualifications, the decision on whether you study GCSE Maths or Level 1 Maths functional skills will depend on NARIC assessment and a diagnostic test.
Duration and Delivery
The exam board is Pearson. The specification is Maths 1MA1
You will need to buy your own calculator and geometry set.
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