GCSE Maths

Maths plays a vital role in modern life and is an important 'life skill' in itself. The effective application of number is of key importance in the workplace.

Maths qualifications are increasingly needed for entry to academic, vocational and professional courses - ranging from the sciences to financial services, nursing and paramedical courses.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course has start dates in January and September, the course runs for 17 weeks. You will attend College for 3 hours per week on either a Tuesday between 6.00pm - 9.00pm, or Wednesday afternoon between 1.15pm - 4.15pm.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

The syllabus will develop a broad range of practical mathematics which will relate to everyday life. The following areas will be covered:

  • Statistics and number
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Geometry and algebra

You will study alongside like-minded people in classes delivered by friendly supportive tutors.

How is it assessed?

You will sit an assessment at the end of your course.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No, you do not require any other qualifications however, entry to this qualification will be based upon the results of an initial and diagnostic assessment that you will be required to undertake upon application.

What are the course fees?

This course is free to study providing you don't hold a grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above at GCSE level.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Gaining a GCSE in maths can lead to several progression opportunities. You may decide to undertake further study either in further or higher education.

Generally this qualification will enhance your CV and improve your employability prospects.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Ref: Colin Salmon