This course is designed for students who have studied GCSE Mathematics at school and need to improve their grade to support their university application and future employment and to comply with government legislation that requires students to obtain a minimum of a 4 grade at GCSE.

There are two course options to cater for the needs of different students:

One year maths
A one-year course for students who achieved a grade 3 in GCSE Mathematics at school. Following an intensive revision programme, these students have the opportunity to sit the GCSE exams in November as well as June, if necessary.

Two year maths
A two-year course for students who achieved a grade 2 or lower at school. During the first year students focus on basic numeracy skills (including using data, shape and measures) taking a Level 1 qualification at the end of the year. During the second year students study more complex GCSE topics, including algebra, before doing the GCSE examinations in the summer.

Level: GCSE

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Students gaining a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics may progress onto Core Maths at level 3.

Topics you'll cover

  • Statistics
  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Shape
  • Measures.

Course entry requirements

For higher mathematics, you will need a grade C/4 in GCSE maths and to be studying A Levels or level 3 vocational courses.

For the one-year maths course, you will need to have achieved a grade D/3 in GCSE maths.

For the two-year maths course, you must have GCSE grade E/2 or lower.

There are no other entry requirements for GCSE maths. You will need to bring basic equipment including a ruler and scientific calculator to all GCSE maths lessons. A calculator pack is available to buy through the college.