GCSE Maths

Start date(s):
14 Sep 2020
1 year
Level 2
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Study Mode:
Part Time
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Awarded by:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
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Course details may be subject to change

We offer GCSE Foundation Maths for those aiming to achieve a pass grade 4 and GCSE Higher Maths for those aiming to build upon their pass grade and achieve a higher grade.

The emphasis is very much on using and applying mathematics to solve the types of problems that you may meet in your jobs and everyday lives.


GCSE Foundation Maths
Our GCSE Foundation Maths course aims to develop your skills and understanding at solving mathematical problems, many of which you encounter regularly in real life. This course is for those wishing to achieve a pass grade 4 (or strong pass grade 5).

GCSE Higher Maths
Our GCSE Higher Maths course aims to challenge your mathematical ability so you can develop your skills and understanding at solving mathematical problems to improve on a grade 4 (or strong pass grade 5) and achieve up to a grade 9.


The course studied is the Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in Mathematics. It is assessed with three compulsory modules in May/June. Each paper covers a cross-section of the main topic areas, which are:
  • Number (22-28%)
  • Algebra (17-23%)
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change (22-28%)
  • Geometry and Measures (12-18%)
  • Statistics and probability (12-18%).

The course is fast-paced in order to cover the required material to be prepared for the summer examinations. You must be prepared to work hard both inside and outside of class.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Independent Learning


Higher: 1pm-4pm Foundation: 5pm-8pm
Higher and Foundation: 5pm-8pm
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will sit three exams in May/June - each exam is 1.5 hours long and counts for one-third of your final result.

The first exam is non-calculator and the remaining two allow the use of a calculator. The exam dates are still to be confirmed but will be in May/June 2020.

What else?

Once enrolled, we will send you helpful preparation materials to get you ready for completing the qualification.
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Free if you do not already hold a pass grade in GCSE Maths (grade 4/C)
There is a cost of £180 for those who have already achieved a pass grade.
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Fees and funding

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Interview Instructions

Entry onto the course is subject to a short interview by phone. We take your personal circumstances into account and the one-to-one interview with a tutor means that we can advise on the most appropriate starting point for your maths education.

Entry Criteria

GCSE Foundation Maths
We recommend you already hold a grade 3 (D) in GCSE Maths, or a Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths.

GCSE Higher Maths
We recommend you already hold a minimum of a grade 4 (C) in GCSE Maths.