Ashley Sixth Form

Maths (Core Course)

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AQA for GCSE and Edexcel for Level 1


Mathematics is a compulsory core subject for all students at post-16 until they have achieved a grade 'C' at GCSE or equivalent. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping our students with the right skills for their future.

At Ashley School we offer two levels of qualification, GCSE and Level 1. If applicable, students will follow one of these courses, depending on their level of ability.

GCSE Foundation Course

The course will cover these areas:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Probability and Statistics

The GCSE course will follow a programme dependent on the students' abilities. Other subjects may be taught to improve students' life skills as and when appropriate.


Three 1.5 hour external examinations in the summer term of the final year of the course.

Functional Skills Level 1 Course

The course aims to promote mathematical thinking and problem solving skills.

Students will learn about Mathematics that is useful in everyday life and the world of work.


A single written external paper of 1.5 hours, taken at a mutually agreed time.

More Information

If you have any queries concerning this subject and the qualifications, please contact Mrs Davison.

Useful Links

Ashley High School Maths Subject Info

AQA Maths GCSE Info