GCSE Mathematics

Course Code: Q100123

Key Information

  • Course type

    GCSEs & Functional Skills

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Level 2 GCSE Mathematics

For those who wish to achieve a higher grade in their Maths GCSE. A good pass (grade 4 or 5) will be hugely valuable in terms of progression opportunities.

Units include:

  • number
  • ratio and proportion
  • algebra
  • geometry and measures
  • probability and statistics.

You will have a basic knowledge of mathematics, which you will build on during the one-year GCSE course. The course requires you to use a scientific calculator, as two out of the three exams allow the use of a calculator.

Gaining a grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths is essential for many progression opportunities into higher education, employment and apprenticeships. While it may not be your choice to study GCSE Maths again, leaving College with a good GCSE pass will be hugely valuable in terms of your future education and career aspirations.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 or above including a grade 2 or 3 in GCSE Mathematics, or a pass in Level 1 Functional Skills.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

GCSE in Mathematics will be assessed through three equally weighted written examination papers. 

Paper 1: Non calculator assesment - 1 hour 30 minutes

Paper 2: Calculator asessment - 1 hour 30 minutes

Paper 3: Calculator assessment - 1 hour 30 minutes

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

A grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics will support you in whatever career or educational pathway you embark upon.

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