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GCSE Maths

This free GCSE maths course is ideal if you want to move into employment, change your career or progress into Higher Education. GCSE maths is a standard qualification required to have by a lot of employers.

What will I study?

The Edexcel GCSE in Mathematics (9-1) qualification requires students to:

  • Develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, including:
    • Number
    • Algebra
    • Ratio and proportion and rates of change
    • Geometry and measures
    • Statistics
    • Probability
  • Use their knowledge and understanding to make connections between mathematical concepts
  • Apply the functional elements of mathematics in everyday and real-life situations

Who is the course for?

  • Level 2 functional skills qualification and passed an initial assessment
  • School leavers who have already achieved a grade D / 3
  • Require Maths GCSE for employment or progression to higher education

What are the entry requirements?

To start on this course you need to have Level 2 functional skills and show at Initial Assessment that this is a suitable level for your current skills. You will be asked to complete a diagnostic assessment to confirm that this is the correct level.

How will I be assessed?

The GCSE maths course will be assessed through three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier.

When does the course start?

September 2022

What could I progress to?

  • A-level Maths
  • Employment
  • Higher Education

What is a Study Programme?

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24, declare a disability and have an EHC Plan this course will form part of your study programme. The programme also includes:

  • Work-related qualification or target
  • English
  • Citizenship & Employability
  • Work Experience or Placement
  • Enrichment
  • 1-to-1 Personal Tutor Sessions

Find out more about our Study Programme

How much will the course cost?

Maths qualifications are free for everyone up to GCSE / Level 2.