GCSE Mathematics


Introduction to this course

This course is designed to encourage you to become more confident in Maths and to overcome worries that you may have experienced in the past. The subject is in three basic parts; Number and Algebra (not as scary as it sounds!), Data and Shape and Space and Measurement. It will lead to two exams, one with a calculator and one without, that are normally held in June.


If you do not already have GCSE English and Maths at grade C, this course may be free.



How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here



Entry Requirements

You need to complete the initial assessments and have a real enthusiasm and a real desire to achieve grade C.


It is desirable for students to already have a grade D in GCSE English or a Level 2 in Functional Skills, but this is not essential.



Duration of this Course

This is a one year course. You can pick from three classes:


Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm starting from 12/09/2017


Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm starting from 12/09/2017


Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm starting from 13/09/2017


Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm starting from 14/09/2017



Career Prospects

Gaining a grade C or above in GCSE Maths gives you a good foundation for joining many other courses. Maths is needed to study everything from Physics and Engineering to Sports Science. Many employers also ask for this qualification and it is essential for anyone considering a career in Education.



How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at the end of the course. You will take two written exam papers in June, one with a calculator and one without.



Course content/units

This is a linear course, so you do not study specific units. Instead, this course covers Data Handling, Number, Algebra and Geometry with two final exams.



Expenses for this course

Course Fees 2017/18: £0. If you do not already have GCSE English and Maths at grade C, this course may be free.


This is a maximum course cost. Please note that fees vary depending upon your personal circumstances and government funding. Additional membership and exam fees may also apply. First year cost only. Additional fees will apply for further years of the course. Please contact the Student & Customer Services Team on 01935 423921 for more information.


You need your own equipment, e.g. scientific calculator, protractor, ruler and compasses.