GCSE Maths

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Qualification type: Certificate
Level: Level 2
Awarding body EDEXCEL
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date w/c 10th September 2018; Wednesday 1pm-4pm or Thursday 5.30pm-8.30pm
Duration 30 weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

GCSE Maths is a well-recognised and valued qualification.

This GCSE course is free to those who do not already have a grade C or grade 4 (9-1).

Please note that it is now too late to enrol on this course, however if you wish to start a Functional Skills Maths course we will be enrolling again in the first week of January 2018.

Entry requirements

Although there are no formal requirements it helps to have a D grade in GCSE Maths (achieved recently) or have passed the Level 2 National Test. We are happy to have a chat to help you decide if this is the right course for you. All students must be interviewed and assessed if they have none of the qualifications listed above.

How to enquire/apply

Please contact Pauline Colbourne on 01325 503267 to arrange an assessment.

Studying and learning

The programme is tutor led and you will be working in both large and small groups, in pairs and on a 1:1 basis in tutorials. You will receive a scheme of work at the beginning of the programme which will indicate the types of activities you can expect to participate in. There will be opportunity every week for extra support in the tutorial time allotted at the end of each session. You should aim to undertake a further 2 hours of study at home.

Many employers regard it as a necessity and it can also be a useful foundation for a number of higher level qualifications.

  • Number work
  • Algebra
  • Data handling
  • Shape and space
How will I be assessed
  • Weekly homework tasks & approx. 1-2 hours per week.
  • Two written exams.
  • The exams are taken at the end of May/beginning of June.
What next

GCSE Maths is necessary for most careers and for progression into further and higher education.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This GCSE is free to those who do not already have a grade C or grade 4 (9-1).

Grade improvement (for those who already have a grade C or above) fees apply. Please enquire for details.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.