Course: GCSE Maths

Study Level

Course Code

GCSE Maths


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


1 Year




Free (subject to personal circumstances)

The course is designed to enable you to engage with, explore, enjoy and succeed in maths which in turn will prepare you for further study and employment.

The topic areas studied are:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics

This course will help you to develop the maths skills of problem solving, analysis, data handling and communication skills to name just a few.
Achieving a grade C/Level 4 in GCSE Maths is important with many learning providers and employers looking for C/Level 4 or above. Employers are concerned about the number of people who come out of school without numeracy skills – if you don’t have a C/Level 4 in maths you don’t get that first foot in the door. Therefore young people without GCSE Maths at grade C or above must continue to study the subject until a C/Level 4 is achieved.


A D-grade/Level 3 in GCSE Mathematics or a Level 1 in Functional Maths. If your prior attainment is lower than this you will study Functional Maths to prepare you for GCSE Maths.


There are three written exams in May/June to assess your skills in number, algebra, ratio, geometry, probability and statistics. There are two calculator papers and one non-calculator paper. The papers contain a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.


With a suitable Level 3 qualification and your GCSE, you could go to university.

You can progress on to level 3 courses in practical or theoretical subjects.

You could go on to A levelsYou’re more likely to gain an apprenticeship/traineeship.

You’ll be immediately more employable.

Maths equips you with a set of tools that are vital in many jobs. Employers need people who know how to solve problems, and once you know how to do it in maths, you can do it in anything.

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