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GCSE Maths (Online)


This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This online course is ideal for those who struggle to attend during normal college hours and will provide you with the opportunity to gain a GCSE in Maths through distance learning.

Maths is a crucial life skill which plays a vital role in modern life and is also of key importance in the workplace.

Maths qualifications are also 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 will start in November 2021 and will finish with exams, which will be held in May and June 2022.

All lessons will be available on Microsoft Teams for you to watch in your own time. There will then be online sessions one afternoon and evening each week, to provide you with the opportunity to speak to your tutor who can provide help and support.

Regular work will be set and thorough feedback given, so you can see what grade you are working towards.

What will I study?

You will study the Edexcel Foundation curriculum.

Topics covered include:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

How is it assessed?

You will need to sit three exams at the end of the course:

  • Paper 1 - 20th May 2022
  • Paper 2 - 7th June 2022
  • Paper 3 - 13th June 2022

These are national exams and the dates cannot be changed. You will need to attend these exam dates to be able to pass the course.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You will need a basic understanding of Maths. Learners who have achieved a GCSE Maths grade D/3 or a Level 1 in Functional Skills are usually suitable to enrol on to this course.

What are the course fees?

This course is free to study providing you do not 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.

This qualification will enhance your CV and improve your employability prospects.

You may also decide to undertake further study in this area, such as the English GCSE, or progress on to further or higher education.

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

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Lynsey Sewell