This course is mainly for students who just missed
out on a grade 4 in GCSE English in Year 11.
The course is likely to be broadly similar to the GCSE
studied before attending Sixth Form, but it may be
with a different examining board and the course
will complete in one year instead of two.
GCSE English is an important qualification, increasing
the opportunities for further study or employment.
It may, for example, help a student to progress to a
Level 3 course, gain a university place or secure a job
which requires GCSE English.
GCSE Mathematics prepares and supports a
student to develop their understanding of
mathematical methods and concepts and then
apply these to solve real world problems. This
subject is for students who wish to improve their
GCSE Mathematics grade.
A grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics is now regarded as a pass at GCSE and is often required for entry to university and employment. All students who fail to reach this grade will need to retake a one year GCSE Mathematics course at Cowley.
The subject will include a range of calculations
which involve solving familiar and unfamiliar
problems in a range of contexts. These include;
numerical, algebraic and graphical contexts,
standard notions for decimals, fractions,
percentages, ratio and indices.