English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

GCSE Maths Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will start September 2019. The course runs for one year. Classes are for three hours per week.

Entry requirements
  • You are normally expected to have achieved grade 3/D in GCSE. However you will be given an assessment. Learners who are are not suitable will be offered functional skills Maths.
You will achieve

Grades are given from 9-1, with 9 being the highest .

GCSE mathematics at Higher Tier (maximum grade 8/9) or GCSE mathematics at Foundation Tier (maximum grade 5)

Last updated: 8th October 2018

Course overview

Just as languages provide the building blocks and rules we need to communicate, maths uses its own language, made up of numbers, symbols and formulas, to explore the rules we need to measure or identify essential problems like distance, speed, time, space, change, force and quantities.

Maths helps us find patterns and structure in our lives. Practically, Maths helps us put a price on things, create graphics , build websites, build skyscrapers and generally understand how things work or predict how they might change over time and under different conditions

Course content

The topics covered are:

AQA course specifications can be found by clicking on the link below;


Classes are available on the following days

  • Tuesday 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 5.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 5.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Thursday 12.30pm – 3.30 pm
  • Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm

How will I be assessed?

The new specification of GCSE Maths has three exams at the end of the course, 2 calculator and 1 non-calculator.

Exam dates in 2018 are Thursday 24th May (non-calculator), Thursday 7th June (calculator) and Tuesday 12th June (calculator).

You must be able to attend the exams on these days as they are fixed dates for all GCSE exams across the country

What equipment will I need?

You will require a scientific calculator and geometrical instruments.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

GCSE mathematics at grade 4 (or above) is a specified entry requirement for a wide range of careers and HE courses.

How much does the course cost?

The course is FREE is you do not currently hold a grade C/4 in maths or above.

(If you do hold a grade C/4 or above, then the cost is £500 full fee payable)

Extra information

GCSE Maths Part-time