GCSE Mathematics


  • Adults (Part-time)


Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

This is the linear Maths course studied with Edexcel. 

Outline of skills and knowledge

The course covers the following topic areas: Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to? 

Achieving an A*-C grade in GCSE Maths can open up a wide range of new opportunities including promotion at work or university entrance. In addition, you will acquire skills which you can apply in many aspects of your every-day life.

How will I learn? 

Through classroom based activities, homework and regular assessment leading to final, external exams.

How will I be assessed? 

There are 3 exams at the end of the year - 2 calculator and 1 non-calculator paper. You must attend all 3 exams in order to achieve GCSE Maths by the end of the year.

Students will be entered for the June GCSE exams at either Foundation or Higher level. Both levels are assessed by 3 exams in May/June of which one is non-calculator. Regular internal assessments will take place during the year to assess progress.

Equipment and other costs 


What qualification do I get on completing this course?


Is there additional work required by the student?

A significant amount of commitment is required to succeed on this course - with only one lesson at College per week, a considerable amount of self-study and homework is expected. 

Entry Requirements

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol? 

You will be assessed through our dedicated GCSE Maths Initial Assessment which aims to gauge whether or not your current skills are sufficient to enable you to achieve A*-C with us in one year. For those not yet ready for GCSE, Functional Skills lessons at the appropriate level will be made available to provide a bridge to future enrolment onto the GCSE programme.

Expected prior knowledge 


English level 


Mathematics level

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