English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

Maths GCSE Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will run in September 2021. You will be required to attend College for an initial assessment, mock and final examinations. The course runs for one year. Classes are for three hours per week. You will attend one lesson for 1.5 hours in class and 1.5 hours online.

Entry requirements

  • Aged 19+
  • You are normally expected to have achieved grade 3/D in GCSE Maths. However you will undertake 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)

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:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • AQA course specifications can be found by clicking on the link below;


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

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

You will require a scientific calculator and geometrical instruments.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

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

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Maths GCSE Part-time

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