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GCSE Maths


This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

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 various start dates throughout the year.

Depending on your chosen study mode, the course can take between 17 weeks and one year to complete and can be studied either during the day or in the evening.

It is also recommended that you undertake an additional 1.5 hours per week of self-study.

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 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. 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 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: Colin Salmon