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Maths GCSE - Level 2


This GCSE maths course aims to help you achieve a qualification that is widely recognised and requested by employers or for progression into university-level study.

Start dates and fees

  • If you have a GCSE at grade 3/D (or lower) in maths, the cost will be FREE.
  • If you have a GCSE at grade 4/C (or above) in maths, the cost will be £812.
Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
over 19
18:00 - 20:30
321 yr(s)1395A102TBCApply
18:00 - 20:30
321 yr(s)1395A103£810.00** EApply
18:00 - 20:30
321 yr(s)1395A105TBCApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

For more information on GCSE start dates, times and fees please contact us on our enquiries line 0808 100 3626 or email

What will I study?

The course will follow the GCSE mathematics curriculum at foundation level with AQA examination board.

The course will cover the board topics of:

  • number
  • algebra
  • measure, shape and space 
  • statistics

There will be an option to take the higher paper and this will based on continual assessment by your tutor.

Entry requirements

  • This course is for learners aged 19+ only
  • For learners who have achieved a GCSE at grade 3/D (or lower) in maths and aiming to improve their grade.
  • Before you can enrol onto this course, you will be invited to a welcome event and tasked at completing a computer-based assessment to assess your suitability onto this course.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

34 weeks.

How will I be assessed?

You will take three externally assessed examinations in May and June.

One of these will be a non-calculator examination and the other two you will be permitted to use a calculator.

Each examination is an hour and a half and will be held at our Derby Road campus.

What can I progress onto?

  • University-level study
  • Employment.


There isn't currently career information listed for this course.

How do I apply?

Apply online

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