Level 2 GCSE


Course Overview

This is a FREE* course for learners aged 19 or over who need to obtain a GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths.

This course will also encourage you to develop confidence and build a positive attitude towards challenges in mathematics. You will gain skills and knowledge to cope with daily situations that require good mathematical knowledge.

What will I study?

GCSE maths covers a range of topics including:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio
  • Proportion and Rates of Change
  • Geometry and Measure
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Probability.

The course also includes a large element of functional maths, which will show you how to apply maths in real-world situations.

How will I be taught and assessed?

You will be taught through classroom-based teaching which will also have an element of individual independent study, supported by the college's Virtual Learning Environment and online resources.

Your progress will be assessed every lesson informally and formally through class tests and mocks. There will also be regular one-to-one sessions with teachers to receive individual feedback and to review targets.

GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9). Students must take three question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.

Paper 1: Non-calculator

Paper 2: Calculator

Paper 3: Calculator

End of year exams will take place in May/June and attendance to these exams are mandatory.

Entry Requirements

You will be required to complete an initial assessment to ensure that this course is an appropriate starting point.

What could I do next?

A GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths is essential for certain careers and is well regarded by the majority of potential employers.

You can also go on to study one of the many Access to Higher Education courses at the college in preparation for university.

* This course is free if you have not already achieved a grade 4/C or above at GCSE Level, subject to funding. If you have achieved a 4/C or above there will be a cost to study, please contact Admissions for up-to-date price information.