GCSE Mathematics

What will I learn?

Gaining a grade C in GCSE Mathematics is a stepping stone into many types of education and employment. You should take this course if you intend to progress to a Level 3 program, apply for a university course or this qualification may be required by specific employers.

  • Maths is about more than numbers. It encourages you to think logically and apply the principles you learn to everyday situations.
  • You will start with the basics, making calculations and solving problems before moving on to number systems, formulae, graphs, functions and algebraic equations.
  • Geometry will be explored, and you will discover ways to calculate lengths, areas and volumes of different shapes.

GCSE Mathematics includes practical development of your skills in the five main topics: Number, Algebra, Geometry, Data Handling and Probability.

You will be assessed in two final exams; Non-Calculator and Calculator, both 105 minutes in duration and completed approximately four days apart. The scores from each are aggregated to produce your final grade.

What could I progress on to?

Achieving a grade C in Mathematics can help you achieve your personal or career goals, including further study at Level 3, university, employment or promotion.

Along with English Language, a good grade in Mathematics is an absolute requirement for any university course or career.

There may be additional costs for materials/exams.

Additional Course Details for 17/18

If you have any questions please contact Student Services on (01424) 458475 or if available use the Enquiry button.

  • Course code 6167
    Course name GCSE Mathematics (Daytime)
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Monday
    Start date 25/09/17
    Duration 30 week (s)
  • Course code 6166
    Course name GCSE Mathematics (Evening)
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Thursday
    Start date 28/09/17
    Duration 30 week (s)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the right level at which to study. The guide below will help you work which level is best for you.

Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
Foundation Degree and Degree Our university courses typically require a relevant level 3 qualification or 120 UCAS points.