Mathematics GCSE


A Grade 4 in Mathematics GCSE is an important qualification for almost all careers and courses. The Mathematics GCSE course prepares students for the Foundation level GCSE qualification.

What goes well with this course?

Every subject!


Employers value people with mathematical skills and are sometimes prepared to pay them more. A Grade 4 in GCSE is an important qualification for almost all careers and courses.

Course Content

On this course students will study topics related to Numbers, Data Handling, Algebra and Space, Measure and Shape.

The course follows the Edexcel Linear Syllabus. 


Educational Experiences

In addition to course specific experiences, students also have the opportunity to get involved in the College’s Activities Programme and Guest Speaker Programme.


The final Grade is based on 3 written papers (two calculator and one non-calculator), each lasting 1.5 hours. Students will have the opportunity to sit the examinations in either November or June.

The exam board for this GCSE level is Edexcel Linear

Entry Requirements

This course is compulsory for students who have a GCSE Maths Grade 3. Students with a 2 or lower Grade at GCSE Maths will take an appropriate numeracy course.

Students who are successful on this course will be fully focused and committed. They must be prepared to take full advantage of all support and resources available.

How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2018

The application form for the academic year 2018-2019 is available to download here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy Admissions Policy.

Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the Mathematics GCSE information leaflet.

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