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Just as languages provide the building blocks and rules we need to communicate, maths uses its own language, made up of numbers, symbols and formulas, to explore the rules we need to measure or identify essential problems like distance, speed, time, space, change, force and quantities. Maths helps us find patterns and structure in our lives. Practically, Maths helps us put a price on things, create graphics , build websites, build skyscrapers and generally understand how things work or predict how they might change over time and under different conditions. The topics covered are: •Number •Data handling •Shape and space •Algebra This course starts in September 2016 and will be completed in one year. Times and days are to be confirmed.GCSE mathematics at Higher Tier (maximum grade A*) or GCSE mathematics at Foundation Tier (maximum grade C)The course is FREE is you do not currently hold a grade C in maths or above. (If you do hold a grade C or above, then the cost is £500 full fee payable) Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769. You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114. GCSE mathematics at grade C (or above) is a specified entry requirement for a wide range of careers and HE courses.

Course information

Name: MATHEMATICS GCSE Qualification title: GCSE in Mathematics B Qualification type: Assessment You will sit two examinations, each of one and half hours duration, at the end of the year. One will be a non-calculator paper and the other a calculator paper. Both exams are on nationally fixed dates and times during the day (not in the evening). Awarding Assessment & Qualifications Alliance Created 20160802 13:22:27 Updated 20161004 11:10:55

Entry requirements

You will require a scientific calculator and geometrical instruments. Equipment required You will require a scientific calculator and geometrical instruments.


Barnsley College
01226 216216


PO Box 266
Church Street Town: Barnsley County:South Yorkshire

Learning aims

Title: GCSE in Mathematics B Qualification: GCSE in Mathematics B Classification: Science and Mathematics

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